The LCLG (Lewis Carroll Little Girls) collection
Scanned (for the most part) and indexed by Count Draculol
Dec 2002

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll

Author of "Alice in Wonderland and "Through the Looking-Glass"
Pionier of Victorian photography
Felt most at home in the company of little girls, most prominently Alice Liddell.
Took a few dozen photographs of his little friends with little or no clothing.
Most of these photographs he later destroyed or gave them to the child's parents.
Only four turned up a few decades ago.

lclg_001 - 072 are my own scans from the book
"Lewis Carroll - Reflections in the Mirror" by Morton N. Cohen

lclg_020a, 027a, 056a and 073 to end I have found on the net and edited them to fit the collection.

(Green denotes the first time a girl appears in the sequence, red indicates she has been in the collection sequence before. The blue dates refer to the year the photograph was made)

000   Charles L. Dodgson
001   Evelyn Maud Hatch (1871-1951), 1879
         Daughter of Edwin Hatch, Vice Dean and lecturer at St. Mary's Hall
         Dodgson was a long-time friend of the family. He called the three daughters BEE 
         after their first names Beatrive-Ethel-Evelyn
         This photograph (the next two as well) was handcolored by female amateur Artists 
002   Beatrice Sheward Hatch (1866-1947), 1873
         The background comes from a waterpainting by Anne Lydia Bond. The overall 
         result was propably achieved by adding a transparent paper over the photo print.
003   Evelyn Maud Hatch, 1879
004   Four children, 1862, of William Fishburn Donkin, Professor of Astronomy at Oxford
005   Alexandra "Xie" Kitchin (1864-1925), 1873. Daughter of George William Kitchin, 
         historian and Dean at Winchester and Durham. She was named after her godmother 
         Alexandra, Princess of Wales (and later Queen of England). She was one of 
         Dodgson's most favorite models. He once told a friend how to ensure an excellent 
         photoghraphy: "Take a lense and place Xie in front of it" Xie was pronounced   
006   Beatrice Sheward Hatch, 1874. She later wrote that it was an immense pleasure to 
         dress up like a gypsy,a beggar, a Japanese or an Indian and play with the props 
         during those photoshoots.
007   Phoebe Carlo, 1886. She played Alice in the first professional theatrical adaption at 
         the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. Dodgson liked the play, little Phoebe and        
         Dorothy dÆAlcourt who is hidden behind the dormouse costume. Of PhoebeÆs play    
         he wrote: ôOf Miss Phoebe Carlo's performance it would be difficult to speak too   
         highly. As a mere effort of memory, it was surely a marvellous feat for so young a      
         child, to learn no less than two hundred and fifteen speeches--nearly three times as 
         many as Beatrice in `Much Ado About Nothing'. But what I admired most, as 
         realising most nearly my ideal heroine, was her perfect assumption of the high 
         spirits, and readiness to enjoy everything, of a child out for a holiday. I doubt if any 
         grown actress, however experienced, could have worn this air so perfectly; we look 
         before and after, and sigh for what is not; a child never does this; and it is only a 
         child that can utter from her heart the words poor Margaret Fuller Ossoli so longed 
         to make her own, `I am all happy now!'ö
008   Agnes Grace Weld, 1858. Niece of Alfred Lord TennysonÆs wife who late wrote a
         book about her uncle
009   Irene MacDonald (1857-?), 1863. Daughter of author George MacDonald whose   
         wife Louisa urged Dodgson to publish ôAlice in Wonderlandö
010   Annie Henderson (1871-1951) and Frances Henderson (1872-?), 1860. Daughters of   
         Patrick Wright Henderson, Fellow at Wadham College. Dodgson told their mother   
         that he thought the children were too nervous to ask them to even pose barefoot and   
         was surprised that they were rather pleased to run around naked. The handcolored   
         photographs portrays them being shipwrecked .
011   Ethel Margaret Arnold (1866-1930), 1861. Daughter of Thomas Arnold jr. and niece 
         of Matthew Arnold.
012   Irene MacDonald, Flo Rankin and Mary Josephine MacDonald (1853-1878), 1863.
013   Henrietta Harington Dodgson (1843-1922), 1857. Youngest sister of Charles 
014   Margaret Anne Ashley Dodgson (1841-1915), 1857. Sister of Charles Dodgson.
015   Irene MacDonald, 1863.
016   May Barker and her father, Reverend Thomas Childe Barker, 1864.
         Culture critic Steve Winn had an interesting observation about this photograph:   
         ôMay, the stern-faced daughter of the Rev. Thomas Childe Barker, looms
         over her father in a chair and appears to press his head down uncomfortably against   
         a window frame. One thing the children in Carroll's photographs definitely are not  
         is victims.ö
017   Julia Arnold, ca. 1870. Daughter of Thomas Arnold jr. and niece of Matthew Arnold.   
         She later went on to marry Leonard Huxley and was the mother of Julian and  
         Aldous Huxley.
018   Alice Pleasance Liddell (1852-1934), 1860. Daughter of Henry George Liddell,  
         renowned philology professor and Dean at Christ Church College, DodgsonÆs   
         professional home. Between Alice and Dodgson a friendship developed that evades 
         definition. She was his confidante and muse until her entrance into puberty made 
         her loose to Dobson the innocence that he was nurturing on. Her importance to   
         DodgsonÆs life and work deems it necessary to introduce her in more detail:
         ôAlice Pleasance Liddell was born at 19 Dean's Yard, Westminster, on Wednesday  
         4th May 1852, the fourth child of Henry George and Lorina Hannah Liddell. Her 
         father was Headmaster of Westminster School and Domestic Chaplain to HRH 
         Prince Albert, but in June 1855 he was appointed Dean of Christ Church, following 
         the death of Dean Gaisford. The new Dean undertook extensive alterations to the  
         Deanery, and so it was not until February 1856 that Alice and the other children  
         could move in. By this time Alice had an older brother, Harry, and two sisters, 
         Lorina (3 years older) and Edith (2 years younger). The second boy, Arthur, had 
         died of scarlet fever in 1853. The Liddells were to have five further children: Albert 
         (who died aged 8 weeks in 1863), Rhoda, Violet, Frederick and Lionel.                                                          Alice's first recorded meeting with Charles Dodgson took place on 25th April 1856, 
         when Dodgson was helping his friend, Reginald Southey, to take a photograph of 
         the cathedral. Six days later Dodgson's own new camera arrived at Christ Church, 
         and on 3rd June 1856 he used it to take the first of many photographs of Alice and 
         the other children. Over the years that followed, Dodgson continued and improved 
         his friendship with the Liddell children, and boating expeditions were quite a 
         frequent occurrence during the summer months. In the summer of 1863, however, 
         came a unexplained breach in his relationship with the Liddells, which has given 
         rise to intense speculation and many different theories, some more plausible than 
         others. Whatever the cause of the alienation, the Liddells feature less and less 
         frequently in his diaries, and when he met Alice and Miss Prickett, the governess, in 
         the quadrangle on 11th May 1865, he recorded "Alice seems changed a good deal, 
         and hardly for the better - probably going through the usual awkward stage of
         Alice grew up into an accomplished young lady, and her education was completed 
         by a `grand tour' of Europe in 1872 with her sisters, Lorina and Edith. On 7th 
         February 1874 Lorina married William Baillie Skene, later to become Treasurer of 
         Christ Church, and on 13th June 1876 Edith announced her engagement to Aubrey 
         Harcourt. Tragically, she fell ill on 18th June with measles and died on 26th June 
         from peritonitis. She was buried in the family grave to the south-east of the 
         cathedral. A few years later a stained glass memorial window, designed by Sir 
         Edward Burne-Jones, was placed in the east end of the south choir aisle of the 
         cathedral, commemorating Edith in the form of St. Catherine.
         Alice's name has been romantically linked with that of Prince Leopold, the 
         youngest son of Queen Victoria, who came up to study at Christ Church in 1872. 
         Leopold was certainly a frequent visitor at the Deanery, but in July 1880 Alice 
         became engaged to Reginald Hargreaves, who had also studied at Christ Church. 
         They were married on 15th September 1880 in Westminster Abbey, and lived at 
         Cuffnells, the Hargreaves' family home in Hampshire. Alice and Regi had three 
         sons, Alan, Leopold (always known as Rex) and Caryl. When asked whether the 
         Christian name `Caryl' had any connection with Lewis Carroll, Alice replied that it 
          was simply a name from a novel.
         Alan and Rex were both killed in action during the First World War. After Regi's 
         death in 1926, it became increasingly difficult for Alice and Caryl to maintain the 
         estate at Cuffnells. Finally, Alice decided to sell the manuscript of Alice's 
         Adventures Under Ground, which she still had in her possession. It sold at 
         Sotheby's on 3rd April 1928 for ú15,400, an enormous sum at that time, and is now 
         preserved in the British Museum.
         In 1932, the centenary of Dodgson's birth, there was a sudden increase of interest in 
         things Carrollian, and Alice was invited to visit the United States of America to 
         receive an honorary degree from Columbia University. The visit aroused intense 
         press interest, which continued after her return to England. Alice confessed to Caryl 
         in a letter that she was "tired of being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound 
         ungrateful? It is - only I do get tired!" She died peacefully in 1934, aged eighty-two.ö
019   Alice Liddell, ca. 1859. Maybe CarrollÆs most impressive photograph. Alice as   
         ôThe Beggar-Maid.ö
019a  Same photograph as 019 but handcolored and only a fragment.
020   Edith Mary Liddell (1854-1876), 1860. AliceÆs younger sister. See 018 for details on            
         her life. She doesnÆ seem to enjoy the fact of having to sit still for a whole minute.
020a  Same photograph as 020, slightly sharper.
021   Edith Liddell, Lorina ôInaö Charlotte Liddell (1849-1930) and Alice Liddell, 1858.
         See 018 for detailes on LorinaÆs life.
022   Alice Liddell, 1858.
023   Edith, Lorina and Alice Liddell, 1860. The ôcherry group û Open your mouth, and   
         shut your eyesö
024   Xie Kitchin, ca. 1875.
025   Xie Kitchin, 1874.
026   Xie Kitchin, 1873 as ôTea Merchantö (on duty)
027   Xie Kitchin, 1873 as ôTea Merchantö (off duty)
027a  same photograph as 027 but wider.
028   same photograph as 027 but handcolored
029   Xie Kitchin and her brothers George, Hugh and Brook, 1875. A tableau of  ôSt. 
         George slaying the dragonö
030   Xie Kitchin, 1873.
031   Xie Kitchin, 1876. Note how he she leans the bow against the wall to help her maintain her   
         position for the one-minute exposure.
032   Xie Kitchin, 1876. Xie poses as Penelope Boothby, the daughter of poet Sir Brooke Boothby who  
         immortalized his daughter after her early death in his book ôSorrowsö and though a painting he  
         commissioned Sir Joshua Reynolds to do. Dodgson had been inspired by a later engraving of that 
033   Xie Kitchin, 1876.
034   Beatrice Hatch and Ethel Charlotte Hatch (1869-1975), 1872.
035   Beatrice Hatch, 1872.
036   Ethel Hatch, 1877. In oriental costume.
037   Agnes Grace Weld, 1857. As Red Riding Hood. One of DodgsonÆs most famous photographs.
038   Ella Monier-Williams (1859-1954), 1866. Only daughter of orientalist Sir Monier Monier-
         Williams. She later recalls that Dodgson always conveyed a feeling of total understanding and  
         knowledge about a childÆs psyche whether it was a seven-year old or a young teen.
039   Alice Constance Westmacott, 1864. Daughter of Robert Westmacott, sculptor and professor for 
         sculpturing at the Royal Academy.
040   Maria White, 1864. Niece of the Porter of Christ Church College.
041   Mary Webster, Charlotte Webster, Margaret Gatey, 1857. Gatey (1842-1877) was the eldest  
         daughter of Joseph Gatey, draper of Keswick.
042   Aileen Todd, 1865. Made during a summer vacation in Croft.
043   Beatrice Mary Henley (1859-1941), 1862. Daughter of Robert Henley, Vicar of Putney. One of 
         DodgsonÆs masterpieces.
044   Madeline Catherine Parnell (1855-1925), 1864. Daughter of Sir Henry William Parnell, third Baron 
         Congleton and cousin of Irish nationalist Charles Stewart Parnell.
045   Annie Gertrude Chataway (1866-1951), 1876. Dodgson made her acquaintance during a vacation  
         on the Isle of Wight. He later dedicated his book ôThe Hunting of the Snarkö to her.
046   Mary Ellis, 1865. Daughter of Conyngham Ellis, Vicar of Cranbourne.
047   Dymphna Ellis, 1865. See 046. She later recalls that Dodgson ôcame to our country house to  
         photograph the childrenàI feel sure I was a æfavouriteÆ. He made every child that. He 
         developed the photographs in our cellaràI remember the mess and the mysteryàWe cried 
         when he went awayàWe were absolutely fearless with him. We felt he was one of us, and on 
         our side against all the grown-ups.ö
048   Bertha Ellis, 1865. See 046.
049   Kate Ellis, 1865. See 046.
050   Georgina Mary Balfour (1851-1929), 1864. Daughter of a grammar school principal in Durham.
051   Ella Sophia Anna Balfour (1854-1935), 1864. See 050.
052   Elizabeth Ley Hussey, 1864. Daughter of the Royal Professor for Clerical History
053   Annie Coates, 1857. Daughter of a grocery store owner in Croft.
054   Grace Denman (1858-1935), 1864. Daughter of George Denman, Member of 
         Parliament and Judge at the London High Court.
055   Rose Wood, 1865.
056   Johanna Smith, Fanny Smith, Ann Smith, 1856. Daughters of John William Smith,  
         Vicar of Dinsdale.
056a  Same photograph as 056 but wider.
057   Maria Smith, Johanna, Fanny and Ann Smith, 1857. See 056.
058   Maria, Johanna, Fanny and Ann Smith, 1859. See 056.
059   Fanny Smith, 1859. See 056.
060   Julia Marshall (1846-1907) with Lord TennysonÆs sons Hallam and Lionel, 1857. 
         Tennyson was sayting at the Marshall residence.
061   Agnes Hughes (1861-1948) with her father Arthur Hughes, 1863. Hughes was a 
         prominent pre-raphaelite painter.
062   Amy Hughes (1857-1915), 1863. See 061
063   Florence Maud Terry (1855-1896), 1865. Sister of famous actress Dame Ellen  
064   Florence Maud Terry and Ellen Terry (1847-1928), 1865. See 063.
065   Florence Maud Terry and Mary Ann Terry (1853.1930), 1865. See 063
066   Mary Hunt Millais (1860-1944), 1865. Daughter of Sir John Everett Millais, 
         famous painter and founder of the pre-raphaelite movement.
067   Effie Millais, 1865. See 066.
068   Effie Millais with the parents, 1865. See 066.
069   Irene and Mary MacDonald, Grace MacDonald with their mother Louisa, 
         brother  Greville and Dodgson
070   Emily Barry, Louisa Barry with their brother John Warren Barry, ca. 1863.
         Children of John Barry, clergyman from Yorkshire. The effect was done through  
         double exposure and is called ôThe Dream.ö
071   Agnes and Amy Hughes with their mother Tryphena and brother Arthur jr., ca. 
         1865. The book at TryphenaÆs feet should be one of DodgsonÆs photoalbums. 
072   Winifred Holiday (1865-1949) and Daisy Whiteside, ca. 1873. Winifred was the 
         daughter of artist Henry Holiday who did the illustrations to ôThe Hunting of 
         the Snark.ö She later became an orchestra conductress. The photograph was 
         titled ôThe Lost Accord.ö See also 073. The inscription read:
         "Amid the notes his fingers strayed,
         And an uncertain warbling made,
         And oft he shook his hoary head"
073   Winifred Holiday and Daisy Whiteside, ca. 1873. The follow-up to 072 called 
         ôCaught it at Last!ö The inscription read:
         "But when he caught the measure wild,
         The Old Man raised his face and smiled."
074   Constance Ellison
075   Entitled ôQueen Eleanor and Fair Rosamondö
076   Unknown
077   Alice Liddell, ca. 1860.
078   Florence Bickersteth (1852-?). Daughter of the Bishop of Ripon.
079   Laura Dodgson, 1862. Sister of Charles Dodgson.
080   Xie Kitchen, entitled ôA Summer Nightö
081   Agnes Grace Weld
082   Alice and Lorina Liddell, 1860.
083   Alice Liddell
084   Alice Margaret Harington
085   Beatrice Harington, Alice Harington
086   Amy Raikes
087   Gertrude Dykes, 1862.
088   Alice Liddell, 1860. With fern.
089   Alice Liddell, 1870. DodgsonÆs last photography of Alice. Her expression mirrors the 
         lost bond between Dodgson and his friend.
090   Lorina and Alice Liddell, 1859.
091   Lorina Liddell, ca. 1857.
092   Alice Liddell, ca. 1857.
093   Lorina Liddell
094   Lorina Liddell, with ukulele
095   Xie Kitchin
096   Xie Kitchin, entitled ôViolaö. The inscription reads:
         ôMy father had a daughter loved a man,
         As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman,
         I should your lordship."
097   Xie Kitchin
098   Beatrix du Maurier. Daughter of George Du Maurier, illustrator and novelist and 
         grandfather of Daphne Du Maurier.
099   Bessie Slater, 1860.
100   Bessie Slater
101   Charlotte Dodgson, 1862. Sister of Charles Dodgson.
102   Constance Ellison, Mary Ellison. Entitled ôTired of Playö.
103   Ethel Brodie, Lilian Brodie
104   Florence Hilda Bainbridge
105   Henrietta Harington Dodgson
106   Margaret Anne Ashley Dodgson
107   The family of Henry Hobson, teacher at the school in Croft that had been his 
         fatherÆs pride.
108   Honor Brooke, Evelyn Brooke, Olive Brooke. Entitled ôGoing-a-shrimpingö. The 
         inscription reads: 
         "Pretty little legs
          Paddling in the waters,
          Knees as smooth as eggs,
          Belonging to my daughters."
109   Joa Pollock
110   Kathleen Tidy, 1858
111   Lisa Wood
112   Caroline Longley, Rosamund Longley. Daughters of Bishop Longley of Ripon
113   Luisa Barry, ca. 1860.
114   Alice Margaret Harington
115   Mary L. Jackson
116   Mary Lott
117   Mary Josephine MacDonald
118   Louisa Barry with her mother
119   Gertrude Dykes and two sisters.
120   Florence Gandell with her father, Reverend Gandell, 1862.
121   Xie Kitchin with her mother, Alice Maud Kitchin
122   Alice Margaret Harington, with a sister and her mother