Cheshire / UK: Morphany Hall - Lewis Carroll - Quaker (4 Vintage Photos ~1860s)
very rare original item!!
4 matte sepia toned gelatin silver prints
framed behind glass -> please when looking at the photos keep in mind,
that they are behind glass and therefore the quality is not as good as in real...
uk ~ 1860s
under the photos on the front is written:
MORPHANY HALL - COW LANE MORPHANY
MORPHANY - MORPHANY
on back is written:
MORPHANY HALL CHESHIRE PARTLY DEMOLISHED CIRCA 1927/9
I REMEMBER GOING THERE ABOUT 1982
THESE PHOTOGrAPHS WERE FROM THE VERY EARLY
DAYS OF PHOTOGRAPHY; ABOUT 1860, BY MARY BRADSHAW DARBYSHIRE
this place is connected with famous victorian author & photographer LEWIS CARROLL (1832-1898)
he wrote 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND'
here is what the LEWIS CARROLL CENTER says about the morphany hall & mary bradshaw:
'Walking down the lane, on the left are the barns, now converted to housing, and new bungalow, the
site of Morphany Hall, the nearest neighbours to the Parsonage.
The family who lived here during Lewis Carroll’s childhood, were James and Mary Darbyshire, and their children, who were of similar ages to the Dodgson children. They were a Quaker family, with connections to Frandley Meeting House. James Darbyshire was a farmer and made Cheshire cheese too. When Lewis Carroll’s mother was visiting her parents in Hull she wrote a letter to her son, Charley, and sent her best love to ‘Aunt Dar’. Did she mean Mary Darbyshire?
As you walk down the lane you will see on the right, the site of the Parsonage where Lewis Carroll was born. You can enter here, or continue to the bottom of the lane to gain access to the site. Here youcan see the footprint of the house laid out in bricks, and the well, with its decorative iron cover depicting the dormouse in a teapot. Notice how quietly situated it is, set in farmland and surrounded by farms even today. Lewis Carroll remembered this spot fondly as he described it in a poem written when he was about 27 years old.'
very rare special item related to the QUAKER MOVEMENT
total size: ~ 25 x 29.5 cm (1 cm ~ 0.39 inch)
size of photos: ~ 6.7 x 9.8 cm
condition: very good to excellent...silvering....please also refer to scans & photos which show complete frame and details of the photos
photography, fotografie, united kingdom, religion, history, england, great britain
- ~ 25 cm
- ~ 30 cm
- Vintage Real Photo
- ~ 1860s
- United Kingdom
- Early Photography