Motivation Monday Letter Writing Lewis Carroll

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Motivation Monday Letter Writing Lewis Carroll
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We are kicking off the new week with a Motivation Monday looking at Letter Writing Lewis Carroll.  See if you can already see where this is going with this quote you already know!

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”  – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

By being specific with a list we can get birthday cards off this week, and write any thank you notes perhaps from the 4th of July festivities recently concluded last week.

For today’s blog post I would be remiss if I did not include a link to the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, The official web site of the LCSNA.

The image being shown today upper left is from Austen Gallery “Classic Alice”Oxford Impressions.

Letter Writing Lewis Carroll 

Lewis Carroll wrote a lot of letters.  “Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898) was a British author, mathematician, Anglican clergyman, logician, and amateur photographer, more famous under the pen name Lewis Carroll. He wrote many thousands of letters during his lifetime.”

Over at Wikiquote, The Letters of Lewis Carroll page has a great consolidation grouped in their Contents list. The “Letters of Lewis Carroll to his Child-Friends (1933)” edited by Evelyn M. Hatch has me looking for a copy of the book.

  • “1See also
  • 2The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll by Stuart Dodgson Collingwood (1898)
  • 3The Lewis Carroll Picture Book by Stuart Dodgson Collingwood (1899)
  • 4Letters of Lewis Carroll to his Child-Friends (1933) 
  • 5Some Oxford Scandals (1978)
  • 6The Letters of Lewis Carroll
  • 7M. N. Cohen & E. Wakeling, Lewis Carroll and His Illustrators (2003)
  • 8References”

My July 17, 2015, blog post included this image of Lewis Carroll [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case, inside view. It was enclosed to the pamphlet by Lewis Carroll: Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter-Writing. Lewis Carroll. 6th ed. Oxford: 1890.

Revisiting my Lewis Carroll blog post from two years ago today

If you are new to my daily blog, just wanted to recall that it was two years ago on this day, July 17, 2015, my blog post was on “Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter-Writing” (Lewis Carroll). That blog post contains the highlights of his nine rules for letter writing.

“There are five sections – 1) On Stamp-Cases; 2) How to begin a Letter;  3) How to go on with a Letter; 4) How to end a Letter, and 5) On registering Correspondence.”  

It is fun to revisit and see how timely the information still applies today.

The Week Ahead Here at AnchoredScraps

I’m delighted to have gotten five letters written and off into the mail yesterday. It is energizing and will find me tonight after work writing more letters!

The AnchoredScraps view of the week ahead will find my daily blog posts covering topics of Flower Stamps, Stationery DIY inspired from one of My Three Muses here at AnchoredScraps, an Eagle, Beachtime Vintage Postage Stamp Vending Machines; National Parks, and a Typewriter! Wishing you a great day ahead.

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen  


Letter Writing Lewis Carroll Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

Austen Gallery “Classic Alice” Oxford Impressions.

Lewis Carroll Society of North America. The official web site of the LCSNA.

Wikiquote. The Letters of Lewis Carroll page, excerpt

AnchoredScraps.com daily blog post: “Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter-Writing” (Lewis Carroll), July 17, 2015, by Helen Rittersporn. Image above and excerpt.