Dodgson was a close friend of the Kitchin family, and Alexandra (Xie) Kitchin was one of his favorite photographic models. George William Kitchin attended Christ Church, Oxford where he took a Double First in Classics and Mathematics in 1850. In 1854, Kitchin was an examiner in Mathematics at Christ Church. Kitchin left Oxford to become Headmaster of Twyford Preparatory School in Hampshire but returned to residence at Oxford as Censor in 1861. Here you get a view of Carroll’s relationship with the Kitchin family via his letters and photographs. Some of the letters are reproduced in facsimile.
Lewis Carroll and the Kitchins: Containing Twenty-Five Letters Not Previously Published and Nineteen of His Photographs
Edited with an introduction and notes by Morton N. Cohen
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1980
Carroll studies no. 4.
xvi, 48 pages, illustrated; hardcover
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