Lewis Carroll, 1832–1898, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. New York: D. Appleton, 1866.
(Special Collections, University of Delaware Library)
Did you know that the state of Delaware enjoys an historical connection to Lewis Carroll’s manuscript Alice’s Adventures Underground, the first draft of his famous Wonderland book? Come to the Morris Library at the University of Delaware at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 to learn more.
Lewis Carroll scholar August A. Imholtz, Jr., will present a lecture on Eldridge Johnson, a Delaware native, inventor of the early gramophone called the Victor Talking Machine, and one of the wealthiest Americans of the early twentieth century who purchased the Alice manuscript in 1928. Imholtz’s lecture, titled “His Master’s Voice and Alice: Eldridge Johnson’s Adventure with Lewis Carroll’s Alice Manuscript,” will share this fascinating and little-known history.
Light refreshments will be served following the lecture. All are welcome, but RSVP’s are requested at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-831-2231. Please see the following PDF for more details about the talk: Imholtzannouncement.