TENNIEL, John. 20208



Autograph Letter Signed ‘John Tenniel’, to Sir Henry Thompson, accepting his invitation to the “Octave” on 4 April. A good one page example, mounted at the corners on part of an old album leaf. 10 Portsdown Road, Maida Vale, 18 March 1882. John Tenniel (1820-1914), caricaturist and artist. Illustrated ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ (1865) and ‘Alice through the Looking-Glass” (1872). His correspondent, Sir Henry Thompson, Bart., Professor of Surgery at University College, London, was known for his dinner parties at his house 35 Wimpole Street, called “Octaves”, at which eight courses, accompanied by eight wines, were served at eight o’clock to eight guests in addition to the host and the guest of honour.