Feb 16

I just received the following letter from Special Collections at University College Dublin. I am thrilled!

Dear Mr. Everson

I just wanted to let you know that as we now have about thirty of your versions of Alice and associated works we have decided to mount an exhibition showing a cross-section of the books along with an explanatory poster. The exhibition is small and meant only for internal viewing (times are hard!) but it will be located on Level 2 of the library which has a very large daily footfall. You will be very familiar with all the exhibits but if you are in the vicinity of UCD, you are more than welcome to come and see it.

I hope you don’t mind my taking the liberty of quoting a few lines from the Ulster Scot’s version of Alice (The Alice-Cheshire Cat dialogue about universal insanity) on the poster.

The Alice books are all kept here in Special Collections in a climate-controlled store. They may be consulted in our reading room but not borrowed so that they form part of the permanent archival collection. Though Alice goes far beyond the literature of childhood, the Evertype books are a wonderful addition to our Children’s collection which has material dating from Victorian and Edwardian times. They are very much appreciated.

Kind regards
Eugene Roche
Library Assistant
Special Collections
James Joyce Library
University College Dublin

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