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Charles L. Dodgson

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Charles L. Dodgson

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Auction Date:2018 Jul 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
ALS signed “C. L. Dodgson,” one page, 4.75 x 6.25, June 22, 1892. Written from Christ Church, Oxford, a letter to Mrs. Mallalieu, in full: "Thanks for your letter. I should much like to meet Polly, & shall be in London on Saturday, & hope to call at 11 (or a little sooner). If, when you have seen me, you are inclined to trust me with her for a few hours (an old man of 60 may ask this more easily than a younger man) I would be glad to take her with me to (1) New Gallery (2) luncheon at a friend’s house (3) German Reed’s entertainment.” Dodgson adds “Love to Polly” along the bottom. In fine condition. Polly Mallalieu was a 12-year-old actress whom Dodgson watched perform in the play ‘The Silver King’ in Brighton in October of 1891. Three days after writing this letter, he recorded in his diary that, precisely as he had proposed, he went to London, met the family and then followed the itinerary he described. His impression of Polly was that she was ‘a lovable child, ladylike and speaking good English.’