Girl to Miss


    © 2018
  • Dimensions (in inches): 5.7 x 3.8 x .7
  • Materials:paper, silver emulsion photographs, laser toner, acrylic, ink
  • Collection of: Baylor University Libraries Special Collections


Doublets is a solitaire word game created by Lewis Carroll in 1877 as a Christmas gift for two girls. It is possibly one of the most well known of games with words and also goes by other names such as Word-Links, Word Golf, World Ladder and Transformations. The goal is to take one word and, by changing one letter at a time, transform it into another word of the same length. My great aunt Ruth's papers include many such lists of words, both hand-written and typed. This book uses the doublet Girl to Miss, accompanied by photographs (ca. 1947), a typed narrative and digital reproductions of the hand-written doublets from Ruth's archive.