*SEE? i told you I was gonna start making up my own holidays.
1841 – 1st date in James Clavell’s novel Tai-Pan
1862 – On meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, President Abraham Lincoln remarked “So, this is the little lady who made the big war.” yeah, like it was all HER fault.
1864 – Lewis Carroll sends the handwritten manuscript of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Alice Liddell as an early Christmas Present.
1865 – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll published in US
1928 – Philip Barry’s Holiday, premieres in New York City
site worth seeing • Complete text of Alice in Wonderland complete with Arthur Rackham illustrations. (via Artpassion who also sells such as posters)
lost n’found • Yale’s long missing Lewis Carroll letter found on eBay and recovered. The seller claims the chain of custody wound through our unsuspecting friends at Whitlock Farm Booksellers.
mitzvah • Retired journalist to Washington and Lee University,
worth hearing • from NPR Talk of the Nation spends an hour mulling over the question “What is a classic?”, in honor of the Everyman’s Library 100th anniversary
banktoaster • another timewaster – Scribble, a flash game where you draw lines to keep the blots from falling to their death.