"Although the Alice books brought Dodgson international fame, he hated publicity and refused to publish any photographs of himself. "Nothing would be more unpleasant to me than to have my face known to strangers," he once lamented.
Letters addressed to Lewis Carroll were marked "not known" and promptly returned.
After the first publication of Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Dodgson went on to write almost 300 other works of poetry, prose, scholarship, mathematics, satire, religion, invention and much more.
He died at Gildford, Surrey, on January 14, 1898, at exactly 2:30P,Pm, of influenza, two weeks before his sixty-sixth birthday.
Many of his papers were destroyed - some burned-almost immediately after his death. Volumes of his diaries were misplaced. Most of his belongings were auctioned off.
In, The Annotated Alice, Martin Gardner describes Charles L. Dodgson as a "fussy, prim, fastidious, cranky, kind and gentle bachelor whose life was sexless, uneventful and happy." He was a thin man who walked with a jerky gait. He became a lecturer of mathematics at Oxford, despite a lifelong stutter that made him sky in front of people.
Isa Bowman, in The Story of Lewis Carroll, 1900 says that he was a man of medium height. When I knew him his hair was a silver-grey, rather longer than it was the fashion to wear and his eyes were a deep blue. He was clean shaven and as he walked always seemed a little unsteady in his gait. At Oxford, he was a well-known figure. He was a little eccentric in his clothes. In the coldest weather he would never wear an overcoat and he had a curious habit of always wearing in all seasons of the year, a pair of grey and black cotton gloves."
Linda Sunshine, All Things Alice