Profile of the Day: Lewis Carroll
Do you remember reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? Today we remember author Lewis Carroll, who died January 14, 1898 at the age of 65. Although born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, he used the pen name Lewis Carroll to publish his books. Carroll loved to entertain children and had spent much time delighting his friend Henry George Liddell’s children with stories. It was Liddell’s daughter, Alice, who would serve as the inspiration of “Alice” in his tales. She was also the one who begged Carroll to write his stories down. He later publish his illustrated manuscript as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which would become his first commercial success.
Did you read Lewis Carroll’s stories?
Many of Carroll’s ancestors were army officers or members of the Church of England clergy. His great grandfather Charles Dodgson had risen through the ranks of the church to become the Bishop of Elphin. Explore Carroll’s family tree and see how you’re related!