Book Description: The Life of Edwin Dodgson is the first biographical account in book form of the Rev. Edwin Heron Dodgson (1846-1918), brother of Lewis Carroll (C. L. Dodgson). Sources include the important family archive from which much new information has been researched and incorporated.
After a short time working for the General Post Office in London, Edwin Dodgson, Lewis Carroll's youngest brother, became a missionary with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospels, and after a short spell in Zanzibar, spent much of his time on the remote islands in the Atlantic Ocean, principally Tristan da Cunha. During his time there, tragedy struck the island wiping out most of the male inhabitants. Edwin, with help from his brother, set about organising an evacuation of the island which proved unsuccessful due to the reluctance of some of the remaining islanders.
This book is illustrated with material in the family archive and from the photographic work of Lewis Carroll. When Edwin retired, he returned to the family home in Guildford where he died and is buried. Caroline Luke is Edwin's great great niece, and she has provided much of the material used in the preparation of this book. Edward Wakeling is a recognised scholar and expert on the life of Lewis Carroll.
Publisher: The Choir Press
Height (mm): 229
Width (mm): 152
Author(s): Edward Wakeling and Caroline Luke