Three 150th Snark anniversaries

  • 25 October 2025: Title
    • On 25 October 1875, Carroll decided to use “The Hunting of the Snark” as the title of his Snark tragedy.
  • 1 April 2026: Publication
    • On 29 March 1876 at Macmillan, Carroll prepared 80 presentation copies for family and friends. (As far as I understand, these copies contained an additional poem: the Easter Greeting.)
    • On 1 April 1876, Macmillan officially published the poem with Henry Holiday’s illustrations.

There are more Snark related entries in Carroll’s notes.


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