Lewis Carroll's ciphers: The literary connections

Francine F. Abeles
2005 Advances in Applied Mathematics  
Charles L. Dodgson, who lectured on mathematics at Christ Church in Oxford University, constructed ciphers that were state of the art in his time. In poems and letters he demonstrated a great talent for creating acrostics and anagrams. In this paper I describe the ciphers closely and argue that their creation was intertwined with his word game inventions.
doi:10.1016/j.aam.2004.06.006 fatcat:4wh5xrzxdnaq7mkgveg2bumgwm