Xie Kitchin (1864-1925)

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) (1832-1898)


Source: Collingwood 368

In 1869 A vibrant new element entered the life of Carroll in the form of the girl who would soon become his favourite and most successful child model for photography - Alexandra Rhoda Kitchin, daughter of Carroll's older Christ Church colleague George W. Kitchin. The girl was almost universally known by her family pet name of "Xie" (pronounced "She"), from "Alexa - Exa - X - diminutive Xie," or similar.

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