Alice Liddell (1852–1934) inspired the children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. “On 4 July 1862, in a rowing boat travelling on the Isis in Oxford for a picnic, 10-year-old Alice asked Charles Dodgson (pen name Lewis Carroll) to entertain her and her sisters, Edith (age 8) and Lorina (age 13), with a story.
Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell. Alice's father was the Dean of Christ Church in Oxford. When she was four, she met Carroll while he was photographing the cathedral. He soon became a close friend of the Liddell family.