Berol, Alfred C., 1892-

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Alfred C. Berol (1892-1974), who assembled this collection, was the president of the Eagle Pencil Company (later renamed Berol Corp.) of Danbury, Connecticut. Though an avid collector of a wide array of rare books and manuscripts, Berol was a particularly ardent collector of Lewis Carroll materials. Lewis Carroll, the pseudonym used by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, was born in Daresbury, Cheshire, England in 1832. He was a writer, teacher, photography enthusiast, mathematician and Oxford don. While Lecturer in Mathematics at Oxford, Dodgson met Alice Liddell who was the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church College. Alice Liddell became the inspiration for Dodgson's abiding classic of children's literature: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

From the description of Alfred C. Berol collection of Lewis Carroll, 1845-1993. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476052045

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creatorOf Berol, Alfred C., b. 1892,. Alfred C. Berol collection of Lewis Carroll, 1845-1993. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564. Letter : to Guillaume Farel : manuscript, 1543 Nov. 10. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hunt-Berol Sheet Music Collection, Sheet music, 18th cent.-20th cent. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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associatedWith Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564. person
associatedWith Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. person
associatedWith Furniss, Harry, 1854-1925. person
associatedWith Hargreaves, Alice Pleasance Liddell, 1852-1934. person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Tenniel, John, Sir, 1820-1914. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Book collectors
English literature--19th century
Book collecting
Illustration of books--19th century
Drawing, English 19th century
Authors, English--Correspondence
Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
English poetry--19th century


Birth 1892



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