Hands-On Tour: Lewis Carroll

Date / Time

  • August 25, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Mathematician and cleric Charles Lutwidge Dodgson published children’s books under the pen name Lewis Carroll. This tour will explore both the man and the author, drawing on letters from Dodgson to his publishers, original drawings by John Tenniel (the illustrator of the Alice books) photographs of children taken by Carroll, and, of course, copies of his books. We may not figure out why a raven is like a writing desk, or believe six impossible things before breakfast, but it is sure to be an enlightening tour nonetheless. After the tour stay for Continuing The Conversation to discuss the program with our curators while enjoying light refreshments.

About Hands-On Tours

Hands-On Tours allow you unparalleled access to rare and important items that are not usually on view to the public. See all upcoming Hands-On Tours here. Space is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.