Alice Liddell


Is Alice Liddell Dead or Still Alive? Alice Liddell Birthday and Date of Death

Alice Liddell

Alice Liddell Death

Alice passed away on November 16, 1934 at the age of 82 in Westerham, Kent, England.

Alice Liddell death quick facts:
  • When did Alice Liddell die?

    November 16, 1934
  • How old was Alice Liddell when died?

  • Where did Alice Liddell die? What was the location of death?

    Westerham, Kent, England

Alice Liddell Birthday and Date of Death

Alice Liddell was born on May 4, 1852 and died on November 16, 1934. Alice was 82 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: May 4, 1852
Date of Death: November 16, 1934
Age at Death: 82

Is Alice Liddell's father, Henry Liddell, dead or alive?

Henry Liddell's information is not available now.

Is Alice Liddell's mother, Lorina Hanna Reeve Liddell, dead or alive?

Lorina Hanna Reeve Liddell's information is not available now.

Alice Liddell's sisters :

Alice has 2 sisters:
  • Lorina Liddell
  • Edith Liddell

Alice Liddell's brothers :

Alice has 2 brothers:
  • Harry Liddell
  • Arthur Liddell

Alice Liddell - Biography

Alice Pleasance Liddell inspired the children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, when she asked him to tell her a story on a boating trip in Oxford. Liddell married the cricketer Reginald Hargreaves, and they had three sons.
On 4 July 1862, in a rowing boat travelling on the Isis from Folly Bridge, Oxford, to Godstow for a picnic outing, 10-year-old Alice asked Charles Dodgson (who wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll) to entertain her and her sisters, Edith (aged 8) and Lorina (13), with a story. As the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed the boat, Dodgson regaled the girls with fantastic stories of a girl, named Alice, and her adventures after she fell into a rabbit-hole. The story was not unlike those Dodgson had spun for the sisters before, but this time Liddell asked Mr. Dodgson to write it down for her. He promised to do so but did not get around to the task for some months. He eventually presented her with the manuscript of Alice's Adventures Under Ground in November 1864.

In the meantime, Dodgson had decided to rewrite the story as a possible commercial venture. Probably with a view to canvassing his opinion, Dodgson sent the manuscript of Under Ground to a friend, the author George MacDonald, in the spring of 1863. The MacDonald children read the story and loved it, and this response probably persuaded Dodgson to seek a publisher. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with illustrations by John Tenniel, was published in 1865, under the name Lewis Carroll. A second book about the character Alice, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, followed in 1871. In 1886, a facsimile of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, the original manuscript that Dodgson had given Liddell, was published.
After her death in 1934, her body was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, with its ashes being buried in the graveyard of the church of St Michael and All Angels in Lyndhurst. A memorial plaque, naming her "Mrs. Reginald Hargreaves" can be seen in the picture in the monograph. Alice's mirror can be found on display at the New Forest Heritage Centre, Lydhurst, a free museum sharing the history of the New Forest.