- Ambiguous: The “Boots” and “the maker of Bonnets and Hoods” in The Hunting of the Snark might be two different persons, but also could be the same person.
- Unproven: The assumption that Carroll was on drugs when he wrote the Alice books.
- Sometimes wrong: Carroll quotes. Check them.
- Not quite right: The assumption that C.L. Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) invented the word “Snark”.
- Wrong: The assumption that the “Ocean Chart” (the Bellman’s map) in The Hunting of the Snark was made by Henry Holiday.
- Wrong: The claim by rare book sellers that only the first issue of The Hunting of the Snark has “Baker” on page 83.
- Wrong: The assumption that there is photographic evidence that Alice Liddell as a child kissed C.L. Dodgson.
- Wrong (snopes.com): The story that C.L. Dodgson sent an admiring Queen Victoria a copy of An Elementary Treatise on Determinants.
2019-07-12, updated: 2021-02-24