Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Lewis Carroll's Typewriter
Twenty years ago when Charlie Lovett found a small handwritten note by Lewis Carroll in which he asked for help in operating his new typewriter he did not know that Carroll's actual machine still existed. He wrote an article for a small Lewis Carroll journal titled “Lewis Carroll’s Typewriter” in which he described the Hammond No. 1 typewriter that Lewis Carroll (whose real name was Charles Dodgson) had bought in 1888.
In 2012 it came up for auction at a small auction house in England and Lovett purchased it. He did more research and wrote an article for an exhibition catalogue and was able to illustrate the article with pictures of the actual machine.
Read more here.