A Guide to the Papers of Mark Twain, 1862-1946 Twain, Mark, Papers 6314, etc.

A Guide to the Papers of Mark Twain, 1862-1946

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The Clifton Waller Barrett Library
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Accession number 6314, etc.


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Accession number
6314, etc.
Title
Papers of Mark Twain 1862-1946, bulk 1872-1910
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of approximately 1500 items
Creator
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Papers of Mark Twain, Accession #6314, etc., Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

Gift and purchase.


Scope and Content Information

The collection contains manuscripts, personal correspondence, business correspondence and documents, illustrations, paintings and photographs.

The manuscripts include The Jumping Frog. In English. Then in French. Then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil, six chapters of A tramp abroad, one chapter of The gilded age, prefaces to the English editions of The innocents abroad and Roughing it, and several other shorter pieces together with Susy Clemens's Biography of Mark Twain with his footnotes.

Family correspondence consists of cheerful letters to his wife Olivia Clemens and daughters Susy, Clara and Jean about his travels, lecture audiences, and acquaintances. There are also letters to his mother Jane L. Clemens, his brother Orion and family, his nephew Sam Moffett and his sister-in-law and her husband Susan Langdon and Theodore Crane.

Business correspondence concerns Twain's emergence from the bankruptcy of Charles L. Webster Publishing Co. in which he was the majority stockholder. There are also book contracts, papers concerning his ill fated Paige typesetter investment, and papers concerning Edward H. House's unsuccessful suit against him over dramatization rights to "The prince and the pauper."

There is professional correspondence with authors, editors, and publishers in the United States and England including Hjalmar Boyesen, George Washington Cable, William Dean Howells, Albert Bigelow Paine, George Bernard Shaw, and Charles Dudley Warner.

Other correspondents include fellow journalists and miners in the U.S. West in the 1860s, voyagers on "The Quaker City," friends in Hartford, Ct., Hannibal, Mo., and Keokuk, Ia., members of the Players Club and other societies to which he belonged, friends from his travels, and his reading public.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in six series: Series I: Manuscripts; Series II: Letters; Series III: Documents; Series IV: Photographs, Images, and Illustrations; Series V: Miscellaneous; and, Series VI: Charles L. Webster & Company Debt Receipts

Contents List

Series I: Manuscripts
  • "Ah Sin" by Mark Twain and Bret Harte, with printed prompt book. [187?]
    Physical Location: (in slipcase)
    AMs
  • "At the Shrine of Saint Wagner" [1891 August]
    Physical Location: (in blue leather slipcase)
    AMsS, 40 p.

    Travel sketch of Mark Twain's visit to the Bayreuth Opera Festival; with author's corrections.

  • Autobiography 1906-1907
    Physical Location: (in red slipcase)
    Proof Sheets

    Proof sheets with author's corrections, notes, and instructions for serial publication in the North American Review .

  • Box 1
    Autobiographical Sketch
    [1899 March 31]
    AMs, 4 p.

    Note at top of page one requests recipient asks Samuel E. Moffett to write autobiographical sketch and says Olivia L. Clemens will look over it before it is published. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    "Be Good. Be Good"
    [1907?] November 14
    AMs, 1 p.

    Poem; "To Margaret." M.T.

  • Biography of Mark Twain by Susy Clemens 1885-1886 July 4
    Physical Location: (in green slip case.)
    AMsS, 131 p., brown leather lined notebook

    Account of Mark Twain's life, includes copies of letters, 1884 December 14 -1885 July 26, to Susy from Mark Twain discussing family activities, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , anecdotes from his travels, and suggestion to read Morte d'Arthur, with two letters in German; copy of Mark Twain's comments on Ulysses S. Grant, comparing Grant to Lancelot; copy of Mark Twain's account of Susy Clemens ' visit to Grant; copy of letter, 1885 July 27, from Mark Twain to Editor of The Sun on Grant's funeral; copy of letter 1885 April 16 from Susan Langdon Crane to Olivia L. Clemens concerning their father Jervis Langdon's death and a comparison to reports of Grant's last day; copy of letter, 1884 January 21, George Washington Cable to Mark Twain thanking Twain for invitation; copy of a letter fragment, 1886 May 3, from unknown correspondent in Stonington, CT, with comment from Mark Twain that Susy must have lost rest of letter; copy of letter, n.d., from unknown correspondent from the Valley of Virginia concerning correspondent's enjoyment of Innocents Abroad ; several stories by Susy; copy of Mark Twain's Lady Jane Grey scene for family production of The Prince and the Pauper ; copy of newspaper article reporting comments of James Redpath on Mark Twain and his publication of Grant's memoirs; clipping of article on Mark Twain's home by George Parsons Lathrop; clippings of comments on Twain's 50th birthday by Joel Chandler Harris, Frank R. Stockton, and Charles Dudley Warner, with clipping of poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "To Mark Twain on his 50th birthday"; clipping, 1886 January 30, on Mark Twain's appearance before U.S. Senate Committee on Patents. With notes by Mark Twain.

  • Biography of Mark Twain ; footnotes by Mark Twain n.d.
    Physical Location: (in green slipcase withBiography of Mark Twain by Susy Clemens)
    AMs, 32 p.

    Supplementary information and suggested changes; descriptions of the play of The Prince and the Pauper and the home productions of the Clemens and neighboring children; description of Susy Clemens ' moral courage and character.

  • Box 1
    "The Cat"
    n.d.
    AMS, 1 p.; with proof (signed S.L.C.) and clipping.

    Photo caption for one of Mark Twain's pictures accompanying article"Three Famous Humorists Out of Doors. "

  • Clemens Family Travel Journal
    1895-1896
    AMsS; black bound volume with gilt trim.

    Includes copies of four letters, 1895 November 3 -1896 February 17, of Olivia L. Clemens to Jean Clemens and Susan Langdon Crane and of two letters, 1896 January 13 and 1896 February 18, of Clara Clemens to family members concerning their travels with Mark Twain in India, Australia, New Zealand, etc., new and old friends, family activities, and Mark Twain's lectures; with notes on artists, engravings of historic heroines, and a number of blank pages.

  • "Colonel Sellars as Scientist" by Mark Twain and William Dean Howellsn.d.
    Physical Location: (in blue slipcase)
    AMsS
  • "Concerning the Jews" [1898?]
    Physical Location: (in blue slipcase)
    AMsS, 37 p.

    Article denouncing anti-semitism; with author's corrections; includes ALS 1898 March 14 Grant I. Rosenzweig, Kansas City, MO, to Mark Twain.

  • "The Death Disk"
    [1901]
    AMs, 42 p.; bound in red leather.

    With author's corrections and notes and signed engraved picture of Mark Twain.

  • Box 1
    "The Earth Invoketh the Sun"
    1892 November 27
    AMsS, 1 p., with envelope

    Poem inscribed "To Livy, November. 27, 1892."

  • "From the London Times of 1904" [ca.1898]
    Physical Location: (in red leather folder)
    AMsS, 35 p.

    With author's corrections.

  • The Gilded Age ; Ch. VII, "Colonel Sellers at Home"
    [ca.1873]
    AMs, 23 p.; bound in blue leather

    In Mark Twain's hand with author's corrections; numbered pages 175 to 200 1/2, lacking pages 177 and 184; w/printed Ch. VII from original 1873 edition, a special printed title page, and a reproduction photograph of Mark Twain.

  • Box 1
    The Gilded Age ; fragments
    [ca.1873]
    AMs, 12 p.

    Non-continuous fragments; nine pages in Mark Twain's hand; three in Charles Dudley Warner's .

  • Box 1
    The Gilded Age; fragment
    [ca. February 1873]
    AMsS, 1 p.

    Fragment by Mark Twain; marked page 27; re a perpetual-motion machine.

  • "The Great Revolution in Pitcairn" [ca.1879]
    Physical Location: (in red leather slipcase)
    AMsS, 65 p.

    With author's corrections; page 10 has three pinned newspaper clippings for inclusion in printed text.

  • "How the Chimney Sweep Got the Ear of the Emperor" [1901]
    Physical Location: (in blue slipcase)
    AMsS, 26 p.

    With author's corrections.

  • Box 1
    "A Humorist to the Rescue" by Richard Watson Gilder
    [ca. 1899]
    AMs, 3 p.

    Re Mark Twain.

  • Box 1
    The Innocents Abroad ; "Preface to the English Edition"
    1872 July
    AMsS, 2 p.

    With author's corrections; written for use in George Routledge and Sons edition of The Innocents Abroad ; with AN signed S.L.C., Twain requests publisher "to tear up the other and use this one."

  • Box 1
    The Innocents Abroad ; Preface "To the English Reader"
    1872 July
    AMsS, 4 p.

    With author's corrections; written for use in George Routledge and Sons edition of The Innocents Abroad .

  • "The Invalid's Story / The Limburger Cheese Story" n.d.
    Physical Location: (in tan slipcase)
    AMsS, 26 p.

    With author's corrections, engraved picture of Mark Twain, a special printed title page, and ALS 1909 December 3 Luther S. Livingston to J. R. Clemens.

  • Box 1
    " John T. Lewis "
    n.d.
    AMs, 1 p.

    Photo caption for one of Mark Twain's pictures accompanying article "Three Famous Humorists Out of Doors."

  • "The Jumping Frog. In English. Then in French. Then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil" 1873 June 30
    Physical Location: (in maroon leather slipcase)
    AMsS, 40 p.

    With author's corrections and ALS [1873] July 7 Mark Twain to [Elisha] Bliss; at bottom of manuscript, "London, June 30, 1873" crossed out and replaced with "Hartford, March 1875."

  • Box 1
    "Manners"
    n.d.
    AMs, 2 p.

    Re American manners.

  • Box 1
    Notes in margins of printed article "Conditions in the Congo State: Report of King Leopold's Commission"
    [ca. 1905 November]
    AMs, 7 p.

    Criticism of printed article. With ANS [ca. 1905] Mark Twain to [Robert] Bacon re article.

  • Box 1
    Notes on Thomas Carlyle
    [ca.1881 February]
    AMs, 2 p.

    Brief lines with some rewrites on thoughts of Carlyle and his perceived dislike of Americans.

  • "The Paradise of the Rheumatics"[1891]
    Physical Location: (in red leather slip case)
    AMsS, 41 p.; bound in red leather

    With author's corrections, hand-lettered title page, and reproduced photograph of Mark Twain.

  • Box 1
    "Party Cries in Ireland"
    n.d.
    AMs, 7 p.

    (pages 1 and 7 are glued onto backing sheets)

  • "Passengers to Captain Mouland" 1872 November 23
    Physical Location: (in purple folio slipcase)
    AMsS, 4 p.

    Signed by 23 passengers including Mark Twain; with ALS [1872] December 3 Mark Twain to Captain [John E.] Mouland and ALS [1873] January 22 Mark Twain to Captain [John E.] Mouland.

  • Box 1
    The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc fragment
    [ante 1896]
    AMs, 2 p.

    Fragment; marked p.282 and titled Taxes on top of one page.

  • Box 1
    "Plasmon" Food Stock
    [1903]
    TMs, 15 p.

    Account concerning Mark Twain's involvement with Plasmon and a stock swindle perpetrated on him by men in the company. Pencilled across the right corner of the manuscript is "a food stock swindle."

  • "Play Acting" fragment
    n.y. August 11
    AMs, 2 p.; in ALS [n.y.] August 11, Mark Twain to Unknown)

    Fragment. Requests sentence beginning "And still another panic of fright" be added to article.

  • Box 1
    Press release written on Clara Clemens' wedding to Ossip Gabrilowitsch
    [1909 October 5]
    TMs, 3 p.

    Re the wedding, the guests, Mark Twain's library, and his current activities. With corrections in unknown hand.

  • A Record of the Small Foolishness of Susie and "Bay" Clemens (Infants) 1876 August-1885 June 7
    Physical Location: (in green cloth slipcase)
    AMsS, 113 p., bound volume

    Account of Susie, Clara ("Bay"), and later Jean Clemens ' sayings and activities, with Mark Twain's observations.

  • Box 1
    "Report of my death was an exaggeration"
    1897 May 31
    AMsS, 7 p.

    Re concerning origins of the premature report of Mark Twain's death. M.T. With three newspaper clippings concerning the story surrounding this report.

  • "The Regular Toast. Woman -- God Bless Her" [1891 May]
    Physical Location: (in leather backed blue case)
    AMsS, 16 p.

    With author's corrections; text of speech given in 1882; signed " Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Hartford, May 1891."

  • Box 1
    Roughing It ; "Preface to the English Edition"
    [1872]
    AMsS, 3 p.

    Written for use in George Routledge and Sons [1872] edition of Roughing It ; with corrections and deletions in Twain's hand. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Roughing It ; "Preface to the English E[dition]"
    [1872]
    AMs, 1 p.

    Copy of Mark Twain's proposed preface (see above) but in another's hand, with annotation by Twain.

  • Box 1
    Roughing It ; proof corrections for "old edition"
    n.d.
    AMs, 1 p.

    In Mark Twain's hand.

  • Box 1
    Roughing It ; "To the Late Cain"
    [1871] May 15
    AMsS, 7 p.

    Dedication for Roughing It enclosed in ALS [1871] May 5 Mark Twain to "Friend Bliss" ( Elisha Bliss ).

  • Box 1
    Roughing It ; notes on illustrations
    n.d.
    AMs, 2 p.

    Notes in unidentified hand about illustrations for Roughing Itwith annotations on pagination.

  • Box 1
    Roughing It; Horace Greeley letter
    n.d.
    Proof
  • Box 1
    "She Pondered Long the Question"
    n.d.
    AMs, 1 p.

    Poem

  • Box 1
    Speech on Edwin Booth with "The Long Clam" speech
    n.d.
    AMs, 7 p.

    Remarks on Edwin Booth followed by "The Long Clam" speech.

  • Speech to Girard College [1889]
    Physical Location: (in slipcase)
    AMsS, 11 p.

    Argues against the teaching of religion at Girard College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Box 1
    Speech to New York Press Club
    [1869 June 1]
    AMsS, 9 p.

    Discusses "The Reliable Contraband" as a source of news in the Civil War.

  • Box 1
    "Three Famous Authors Out of Doors"
    n.d.
    TMsS, 1 p.

    Photo captions for "Mark Twain at Quarry Hill Farm"; "Even Mark Twain Nods"; "Mark Twain and an Old Family Friend" (John T. Lewis); "Mark Twain and his Porcelain Cat"; with ANS, "O.K. S. L. Clemens."

  • Box 1
    "To Mrs. Ditson"
    1902 February 5
    AMS, 1 p.

    Quotation on music; with manuscript bar of music. M.T.

  • A Tramp Abroad ; Ch. 14 "To Heidelberg on a Raft" [1879]
    Physical Location: (in red leather slipcase)
    AMs, 24 p.; bound in red leather

    With author's corrections, picture of Mark Twain's sculpture bust, a special printed title page, and printed chapter 14 from first edition of A Tramp Abroad .

  • A Tramp Abroad ; Ch. 25 (part), Ch. 26, 27
    [1879]
    AMs, 149 p.; bound in green leather

    With author's corrections, reproduction photograph of Mark Twain with printed autograph. ()

  • A Tramp Abroad ; Ch. 31 "From Lucerne to Interlaken" [1879]
    Physical Location: (in red case)
    AMs, 48 p.; bound in red leather

    With author's corrections, engraving of Mark Twain with printed autograph, special printed title page, and printed chapter 31 from first edition of A Tramp Abroad .

  • Box 1
    A Tramp Abroad ; Ch. 35, fragments
    1879
    AMs, 4 p.

    Non-continuous fragments from chapter 35 of A Tramp Abroad .

  • Box 1
    A Tramp Abroad ; Ch. 37, fragments
    [1879]
    AMs, 7 p.

    Non-continuous fragments from chapter 37 of A Tramp Abroad .

  • A Tramp Abroad ; Ch. 39
    [1879]
    AMs, 34 p.; bound in red leather

    With author's corrections, reproduction photograph of Mark Twain with printed autograph, and hand-lettered title page.

  • A Tramp Abroad ; Ch.45 "A Catastrophe Which Cost Eleven Lives"
    [1879]
    AMs, 9 p.; bound in blue leather

    With author's corrections.

  • "A True Story" by Mark Twain [1874]
    Physical Location: (in brown slipcase)
    AMsS, 29 p.

    With author's corrections; bottom of manuscript p. 28 torn off.

  • "Yes I have tried a number of summer homes" [1905] October 9
    Physical Location: (in brown folder)
    AMs, 9 p.

    With author's corrections and ALS 1905 October [12] Sunday Mark Twain to Frederick A. Duneka.

  • "Lines written in the Greeting Book of the Mark Twain Society" by James Galsworthy 1930 September 2
    Physical Location: (in green slipcase with leather spine)
    AMsS, 1 p.

    Verse to Mark Twain; copy in James Galsworthy's hand.

Series II: Letters
  • Box 1
    William Elgin, Hannibal, MO, to George Rust, Baltimore, MD
    1844 January 13
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses his activities, family news, and life in Hannibal, MO.

  • Mark Twain, Carson City, [Nevada Territory], to William H. Clagett
    1862 February 28
    ALS, 6 p., with envelope and two postscripts attached; bound in blue leather with typescript copy of letter lacking first two pages.

    Has received letter and mining deeds; describes character of his recently deceased dog; mentions Clagett's wife, other friends, his activities, and family news; reports on war in Missouri and the taking of Forts Henry and Donelson; refers to characters from [Dicken's] Dombey and Son . S.L.C.

  • Mark Twain, Carson City, [Nevada Territory], to William H. Clagett
    1862 March 8
    ALS, 4 p., with envelope; bound in blue volume with typescript copy of letter.

    Is sending office supplies; mentions friends and family; discusses his attempt to steal a dog; says that he is writing because he likes to, although he has no news; says he is leaving for Esmeralda if "nothing happens"; complains about minister; adds that they have not heard from home. S.L.C.

  • Mark Twain, Esmeralda, [Nevada Territory], to William H. Clagett
    1862 April 18
    ALS, 2 p., with envelope; bound in blue volume with typescript copy of letter.

    Describes mining and claims in Esmeralda and his purchase of mining claims; is discouraged; discusses opportunity to learn secret process to get more ore out of the mines; encourages Clagett not to sell out. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Esmeralda, Nevada Territory, to Orion Clemens, Carson City, Nevada Territory
    1862 June 22
    ALS, 4 p., with envelope.

    Discusses mining and mining claims; encloses sketch of mine locations; plans to leave soon if they do not strike something; says since 1853 has rarely been in one place more than six months; complains about the printers for the [Territorial] Enterprise who are meddling with his punctuation; mentions business letters of Barstow and cautions Orion not to tell 'Gillesp' about them; suggests keeping Josh's letters in scrapbook; has quit writing for The Gate. Sam.

  • Mark Twain, Esmeralda, [Nevada Territory], to William H. Clagett
    1862 September 9
    ALS, 2 p., with envelope; bound in blue volume with typescript copy of letter.

    Congratulates him on being elected representative; hopes he will be elected Senator when Nevada becomes a state; is angry with course of war and Union retreat and unhappy with talk of strategy that accomplishes nothing; discusses mutual friends and mining matters; disgusted with climate and may move to Colorado mines; encloses power of attorney. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Orion Clemens, Heaton's Station, CA, to Jane Lampton Clemens and Pamela Clemens Moffett, St. Louis, MO
    1866 March 19-20
    ALS, 13 p., with envelope.

    Describes his travels in California, mines, snowfall, travel by stage and sleighs, the Donner Party tragedy, and people and places in Nevada County.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Virginia City, Nevada, to Robert M. Howland
    [1866] October 29
    ALS (photocopy), 1 p.

    Talks about his lectures in Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Carson; suggests Howland ask Abe Curry about audience turnout; says he had looked for Curry in Sacramento but missed him. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, St. Louis, MO, to Charles H. Webb
    [1867] March 19
    ALS, 2 p.

    Everything going well with the pilots and New Orleans river men; asks when book ( The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County ) is expected to be published; plans to lecture if book not published soon. Mark.] (w/env)

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, New York, to "Dear Folks" [ Jane Lampton Clemens et al.]
    [1867] April 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses his signing onto the Holy Land excursion on the "Quaker City"; says his book ( The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County ) should be out in two weeks and plans to lecture after that; since he left [ California] his friends have signed two hundred subscribers for the book; asks to be remembered to various friends; will write to Annie [Moffett Webster] and Katie Lampton. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, New York, to Frank Fuller
    1867 June 7
    ALS, 1 p.

    Authorizes Fuller to collect all money from The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County ; gives his mother's address in St. Louis. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, on board "Quaker City", to [Peter] Kinney
    [1867 ante August 26] Sunday
    ALS, 1 p.

    Asks him to print enclosed draft (not present) and send him a proof; is enclosing statistics (not present) for Kinney's use if wanted. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Washington, DC, to Mary Mason Fairbanks
    [1867] December 2
    ALS, 6 p.

    Mentions difficulties in meeting her and Charlie [Langdon]; discusses at length his differences with the "Quaker City" passengers; finding keeping promises not to publish anything unpleasant about the Quaker City passengers troublesome; unable to promise not to swear and discusses swearing at length; mentions his true friends on the "Quaker City"; has received several book offers because of letters published in The Tribune; likes offer from American Publishing Company; reports Albert D. Richardson's success with the company; notes for whom he is engaged as correspondent and is unable to accept lecturing invitations. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Washington, DC, to Charles H. Webb
    [1868?] January 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks for books; "tackled the Stag" who swore all the charges were false; wishes Webb were there. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, San Francisco, CA, to Elisha Bliss
    1868 May 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    Relates that H. H. Bancroft is anxious to have agency for his book on the west coast, Japan and China; comments on sales of Albert D. Richardson's Beyond the Mississippi and company canvassers; has friends in Japan and China and was urged not to forget them; expects to be finished with manuscript in twenty days and will go east then. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, New York, to Joseph H. Twichell
    1868 November 28
    ALS, 3 p.

    Announces with joy his conditional engagement with Olivia Langdon; describes his request for permission from her parents, conditions to be met for the engagement, and Olivia's acceptance of his proposal. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Olivia Lewis Langdon to Mary Mason Fairbanks
    1868 December 1
    ALS, 8 p.

    Mentions Fairbanks's 'Holy Land' letters; requests her appraisal of Mark Twain, especially if she thinks the reformation of his character is permanent; recognizes Twain's genius but concern for her daughter prompts her to inquire; discusses news and health of family.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to Silas A. Packard
    [1869 June 1]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Unable to come but sends letter to be read and speech for a meeting; if proceedings are published would like copies for his scrap-book; is "pleasantly employed"; insists punctuation and text are exactly as he wants them.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Buffalo, NY, to Elisha Bliss
    1869 August 12
    TL (copy), 1 p.

    Broke off negotiations with Cleveland Herald and bought third interest in The Buffalo Express; will give up lecturing until next year; praises look of book ( The Innocents Abroad ); requests copies to be sent to various people and newspapers; will send Elmira reviews and a copy of a flattering letter. Typed signature S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Buffalo, NY, to Henry M. Crane
    1869 August 21
    ALS, 1 p.

    Unable to lecture because he is working for a newspaper and will be married soon; hopes and expects to be excused from New England lecture contract; unable to lecture at Kingston either. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Buffalo, NY, to Henry M. Crane, Rondout, NY
    1869 September 8
    ALS, 4 p.

    Has replied to Abby that he will not lecture in either town; because of this reply, can not agree to lecture in Rondout; has refused other lecture and wishes to clear up confusion over other engagements; has postponed wedding until February because of his lecture engagements; discusses his desire to be out of lecturing and support family with newspaper. S.L.C. and M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Buffalo, NY, to Henry M. Crane
    1869 September 21
    ALS, 1 p.

    Re lecture engagements; forwarding letter to his Boston agent, who is straightening out matters with Medbury. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Plymouth Young People's Association lecture committee to Mark Twain; overwritten with ALS [1869] Mark Twain to James Redpath with additional sheet.
    1869 December 6
    ALS, 4 p.

    Extends lecture invitation. On recto, verso and additional sheet, ALS [1869] Mark Twain to James Redpath says he discussed above invitation with Horatio C. King, a committee member; does not wish to lecture outside New England again, especially not in Brooklyn; complains about Miss Watson and the arrangements she made for a misrepresented Brooklyn lecture; discusses arrangements to solve the problem. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Buffalo, NY, to Earl O. Berry
    [ca. 1869-71]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Asks the City editor of The Buffalo Express for generous publicity for Soldiers' Orphans concert. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Albany, NY, to James Redpath
    [1870] January 8
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses lecture business and recent engagement; asks for bill to be sent to Elmira so he can settle it before his wedding. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Buffalo, NY, to James T. Fields
    1870 March 21
    ALS, 1 p.

    Humorous request for books to review from Fields, Osgood & Company. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to [Charles H.] Webb
    [1870] November 26
    ALS, 6 p.

    Says he could not agree to new edition of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County without creating problems with his new publisher nor did he issue a book of sketches for same reasons; discusses his shame for hiring a lawyer and creating trouble; glad Webb married and happy he himself is married; mentions his new lifestyle; accepts Webb's invitation to visit and extends one in return; describes his falling out with Bret Harte over the Innocents Abroad review in the Overland Review because Bancroft would not send copies to Harte. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to Elisha Bliss
    1870 December 22
    AL, 1 p.

    Fragment. Is selecting from his previous work to be used in a book of sketches and will write a new sketch "or so" for proposed book; mentions unnamed man; requests contract of new book and suggests the book be illustrated like The Innocents Abroad . No signature.

  • Box 1
    Jane Lampton Clemens to Mary [Stotts Clemens] and Annie [Moffett Webster]
    [1870-1874]
    AN

    Fragment. Mentions visitors and queries if Captain White lived in Keokuk.

  • Box 1
    Jane Lampton Clemens to Unknown
    [1870-1874]
    AN

    Fragment. Mentions woman visitor and anecdote about Editor Lord.

  • Box 1
    Jane Lampton Clemens to Unknown
    [1870-1874]
    AN

    Fragment. Is sending some letters to correspondent.

  • Box 1
    Annie Moffett Webster, Fredonia, NY, to [ Samuel E. Moffett]
    [1870-1875] November 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    Would rather be represented by different lawyers than Will Moffett's ; feels they would be prejudiced in favor of the others; her mother [Pamela Clemens Moffett] has been sick but is better.

  • Box 1
    Jane Lampton Clemens, Fredonia, NY, to [ Orion Clemens and Mary Stotts Clemens]
    [ca.1870-1875]
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses Orion's job possibilities with comments from Mark Twain, Orion's projected writing projects, a teaching job in Germany, and a political appointment he is concerned about; scattered comments on Twain's activities; family news with suggestions and some quotations from Twain.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Mr. Tuckerman
    [post 1870]
    ANS, 1 p.

    Had tried to call in person but his wife's illness and their travel preparations for the long journey precluded it.] (calling card)

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Buffalo, NY, to [C. F. Sterling]
    1871 January 24
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks for his letter; wonders why people in Buffalo still call the Tifft house the poor house. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, to Elisha Bliss
    1871 January 24
    ALS, 1 p.

    Twain discusses whether it is too soon to release the Sketch Book as it may interfere with sales of Innocents Abroad. Twain suggests the publishing order of Roughing It , followed by a book on diamond mining in South Africa, and then the Sketch Book.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Buffalo, NY, to W. McKinstny
    [1871] January 28
    ANS, 3 p.

    Declines invitation to 50th anniversary celebration of The Fredonia Censor; offers congratulations. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to Orion Clemens
    [1871 March 11]
    ALS, 2 p.

    Fragment. Discusses disagreement with American Publishing Company and Elisha Bliss; will insist in future on written agreement; declines emphatically to write exclusively for The Publisher; wants advertising of his exclusive contract be withdrawn and a correction published; will publish correction himself if not printed by Bliss; does not want to discuss issue again; would request name be taken off list of contributors if it had not already been published. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Thomas Nast
    [1871] April 4
    ALS, 2 p.

    Likes his own "Facts about the Great Beef Contract" article published a year back in Galaxy May 1870; mentions article's popularity in Washington; wishes Nast good fortune with his Almanac. S.L.C.] (attached to white paper with Nast autograph)

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to [Elisha] Bliss
    [1871 May 15]
    ALS, 7 p.

    Has received check; comments on [Edward Howard] House's writing; is almost done with manuscript; will bring it to Hartford; mentions his desire to work on book, pace of work, his editorial plans, his confidence in the success of the book; says to go ahead and issue prospectus and start canvassing; includes proposed dedication (to Roughing It ); comments on his favorable business prospects. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to James Redpath
    [1871] July 10
    ALS, 2 p.

    Re lecturing schedule in Boston; insists on opening in the Music Hall and on being first speaker, then lecturing in South End; otherwise his prospects would be diminished; feels Mr. Dana will understand his position and be willing to speak second. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to William Bowen with ALS 1921 February 21 from Dora C. Bowen
    [1871] July 23
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has declined lecture tour in Missouri and Kansas because of railroad travel; plans to talk in St. Louis if arrangements have been made but prefers not to lecture; discusses business aspects of his decisions and other lecture arrangements; comments on Bowen's state legislature; wife well but baby ill. S.L.C. With ALS 1921 February 21 from Dora C. Bowen stating Bowen was a boyhood friend of Mark Twain.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Portland, ME, to Moses Sperry Beach
    [1871] November 16
    ALS, 2 p.

    Accepts invitation from Beach for himself but Olivia unable to come because of visitors in Hartford. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Mrs. Shipman
    [1871 -1878 March 1]
    ALS, 2 p.

    Inviting Olivia's friends to the Monday night's [sic] Club meeting at their home because Olivia is very busy preparing for their departure. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to James Redpath with ANS n.d. James Redpath to Unknown
    [1872 March 3]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Discusses a church as a site for a lecture; requests bill from Fall; unable to go to Boston since he leaves for Elmira soon. S.L.C. With ANS n.d. James Redpath to Unknown re business matter.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to [John H.] Riley
    [1872] March 27
    ALS, 4 p.

    Describes in great detail proposed position, wages, and hiring procedures for a phonographer. Mark.

  • Box 1
    [Elisha Bliss to Mark Twain]
    1872 March
    AL, 1 p.

    Fragment. Re Mark Twain's difficulties with American Publishing Company and Elisha Bliss concerning The Publisher; mentions Orion Clemens ' part in the misunderstanding; discusses terms offered to other authors and to Mark Twain, corrections to be published, and terms to resolve the misunderstanding.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to James Redpath
    1872 April 20
    ALS, 2 p.

    Comments on [Timothy] Warrington's article; says family well and flourishing, particularly new baby; mentions sad news of Fall's family; practicing for the Jubilee; requests Redpath to publish news of Roughing It in the Advertiser. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [Adolph] Sutro, with docket in Sutro's hand on separate sheet
    [1872] June 11
    ALS, 2 p.

    Knows [John H.] Riley's "condition" but is unable to leave to see him because of his family; his son, Langdon Clemens, has died after a long illness and his wife is in precarious health. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Joseph L. Blamire
    [1872 June] 21
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks for the books; will send The Innocents Abroad revisions Monday; will write preface as suggested; hopes to see him at [Daniel] Slote's New York City home Wednesday. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Joseph L. Blamire
    [1872 June] 23
    ALS, 1 p.

    Enclosing preface for Roughing It ; thinks preface will be fine for two volumes if the book is divided; will not forget to ship the revised Roughing It . S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Joseph L. Blamire to George Routledge and Sons
    1872 July 13
    Telegram

    "Twain promises second preface."

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, [Saybrook, CT,] to [Elisha Bliss]
    1872 July 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    Expecting Bret Harte; asks what Lockwood says about "the patent." S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Joseph L. Blamire
    [1872 July] 21
    ALS, 2 p.

    Sending preface to English edition of The Innocents Abroad ; asks for destruction of earlier draft "not in good taste"; has declined month long lecture engagement; expects to spend winter in rural England, or, more likely, in Cuba and Florida. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Joseph L. Blamire to George Routledge and Sons
    1872 July 23/24
    ALS, 1 p.

    Sending Mark Twain preface to The Innocents Abroad ; duplicate being sent on Thursday's boat.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, London, to Henry Lee, London
    [1872] October 25
    APCS

    Joking refusal of invitation because of indigestion; with a comment on John Camden Hotten. S.L.C.] (w/transcript and photostat of the card)

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, [London], to Editor, London Daily Telegraph with AN in unknown hand
    1872 November 8
    ALS, 1 p.

    Has been called home; expects to spend time with family in Great Britain most of next year and may be able to lecture for a month on "such scientific topics as I know least about." M.T. With AN on recto, in another hand, saying "My Dear MacDonell perhaps this may amuse you. D.S.J."

  • Mark Twain to Captain [John E.] Mouland [1872] December 3
    Physical Location: (in purple folio slipcase with "The Passengers to Captain Mouland")
    ALS, 3 p.

    Invites him to visit; mentions that [Charles Erskine Scott] Wood stayed with him; reports that American papers suggest Twain be given an medal for standing on deck without an umbrella; Olivia hopes that he will be given a larger ship so that she could travel with Mouland and not suffer sea-sickness; plans to travel next May. S.L.C.

  • Mark Twain to Captain [John E.] Mouland [1873] January 22
    Physical Location: (in purple folio slipcase with "The Passengers to Captain Mouland")
    ALS, 4 p.

    Congratulates him on receiving award; wants exact information so that he may put it in The Tribune; will be lecturing in New York in February and working on his book, then will sail for England with Olivia; hopes to go with Mouland again and invites him to visit; plans to give London lecture proceeds to The Royal Humane Society; has bought property for building a home. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Charles Dudley Warner, Hartford, CT, to Philip Ripley
    1873 February 14
    ALS, 2 p.

    Sends information on Mark Twain, who is away, supplied by Olivia L. Clemens and Warner for new edition of Duyckinck.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Elisha Bliss
    1873 March 4
    ALS, 4 p.

    Receipt for royalty check; comments on Roughing It not selling as well as The Innocents Abroad ; attributes difference to the engravings, paper and lack of publicity; comments at length about lack of publicity; wants Thomas Nast to do illustrations for his next book and has plans for its publicity; plans to buy more stock and desires to be a director of the American Publishing Company. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to William Dean Howells
    [1873] March 13
    ALS, 4 p.

    Sending him poems by W. A. Kendall; comments on Kendall and his criticism of Bret Harte; feels unable to return poems since he has had them so long; if Howells does not publish the poems, requests that Howells send them back; if he chooses to publish them, then he should "improve" them. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Edwards Hotel, London, to Henry Lee, London
    [1873] June 2
    APCS

    "Long life to you and yours." S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Edwards Hotel, London, to Joaquin Miller
    1873 June 11
    ALS, 1 p.

    Unable to accept his invitation; reminds him of their other social engagements. S.L.C and M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Langham Hotel, London, to Joaquin Miller with AN
    1873 July 1-2
    ALS, 1 p.

    Is going to the Cosmopolitan Club tomorrow and hopes that Miller can meet him; AN at bottom requests he drop in that night. S.L.C. and M.T.

  • Mark Twain, Langham Hotel, London, to [Elisha] Bliss[1873] July 7
    Physical Location: (in maroon leather slipcase with "The Jumping Frog in English. Then in French. Then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil")
    ALS, 2 p.

    Not going to Paris; suggests Bliss can make a pamphlet out of the Herald letters, the enclosed article, "The Jumping Frog. In English. Then in French. Then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil," and of his "old sketches"; says there is a Routledge edition of his sketches at his or Charles Dudley Warner's house, if Bliss does not have one; says to sell this pamphlet for 25 cents, and not more or less; has also enclosed prefatory remarks for use; does not plan to write any more Herald letters for now. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Langham Hotel, London, to Henry Lee, London
    [1873] September 10
    APCS

    Called on him previous day; asks for convenient time tomorrow to meet for visit to a fur establishment. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Langham Hotel, London, to [George] Bentley
    [1873] October 13
    ALS, 2 p.

    Asks whether his clerk had given Bentley "The Jumping Frog. In English. Then in French. Then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil" sketch some time back; if he is not using it, would like it back. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to [George] Bentley
    [1873] October 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    Was unable to come because of business engagements; will think of magazine article but doubts he will write it because of other work; adds he would like to put "The Jumping Frog. In English. Then in French. Then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil" story into a book if Bentley is not going to need it. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    George Dolby to Mark Twain
    [1873 October]
    ALS, 2 p.

    Dinner invitation; mentions Stoddard.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to [Elisha Bliss]
    1873 November 5
    ALS, 4 p.

    Asks him to send early copies of The Gilded Age (library style) at his expense to list of editors and friends. M.T.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, London, to Henry Lee, London
    1873 November 22
    ALS, 1 p.

    Afraid he may not be able to go to Croydon because of his lecture business. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Langham Hotel, London, to [Shirley] Brooks
    1873 December 12
    ALS, 4 p.

    Claims fog kept audience away; began to think that lectures were not advertised enough; wrote notice for newspapers but none printed it; encloses copy of advertisement (not present); feels that they were offended by joke about the Prince in the advertisement; future lectures will include comments that he did not mean to offend in his advertising. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Langham Hotel, England, to James Redpath, [Boston]
    1873 December 21
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses arrangements for lectures at Steinway Hall, Boston, and Baltimore; mentions arrangement with Pugh for Philadelphia; proposes Roughing It lecture in Washington. Mark.

  • Box 1
    Clemens Family , Hartford, CT, to [Lily] MacDonald
    [ca. 1873]
    ANS, 1 p.

    Took the baby for a drive, which is why they came when they said they would be unable to come.] (calling card) (w/env)

  • Box 1
    Rufus Hatch, Vice President, Pacific Mail Steamship Company, to Mark Twain
    1874 February 12
    ALS, 5 p.

    Requests information about obtaining several copies of Mark Twain's books for his ships cheaply, offering trade-in-kind facetiously.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Charles Kingsley
    1874 February 13
    ALS, 4 p.

    Invites Kingsley and family to visit in Hartford; mentions Olivia's nervousness in meeting him; will not be able to meet Kingsley at the Lotos Club since Mark Twain will be in Boston to have dinner with Wilkie Collins; suggests the best train to take to Hartford. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Edgar G. Wakeman
    [1874] April 25
    ALS, 5 p.

    Unable to assist in writing Wakeman's memoirs; feels book will be readable as is, without "doctoring"; will only put his name on books he writes; suggests Wakeman see publishers; details royalties paid out by Elisha Bliss for new authors and for himself; will send manuscript to Bliss if desired; says business can be accomplished through mail as well as in person. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to Unknown
    1874 June 24
    ALS, 1 p.

    Explanation of his " Mark Twain " nom de plume. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to William Dean Howells
    [1874] July 15
    ALS, 5 p.

    Wishes he could have suggested to Charles P. Pope a higher value of $500 on Howells' translation but hesitated to take sides between two personal friends; has made The Gilded Age into a five act play, "Colonel Sellers," and leased the play to comedian John T. Raymond; hopes Howells, his family, and the Aldrichs will visit. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [William W. Belknap]
    [1874] August 28
    ALS, 4 p.

    Requests help in securing position in the Navy for nephew Samuel E. Moffett, who is fourteen; Moffett lives in Mr. Sessions' New York district which has no open cadet appointments; mentions the boy's intelligence and potential; hopes to secure appointment from Secretary of the Navy ( George Maxwell Robeson ), who can make discretionary appointments. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [William W. Belknap], Elmira, NY
    1874 September 5
    ALS, 5 p.

    Thanks him for his efforts; has written to the Secretary of the Navy as suggested; thinks [Samuel E.] Moffett is above average, else he would not ask for the favor; adds nephew will be fourteen November 5. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to Jerome B. [Stillson]
    1874 September 18
    Telegram

    Thanks him "for doing that thing up so thoroughly and handsomely himself" when he himself "could not have said a word".

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [William W. Belknap]
    1874 September 24
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks him for his efforts on behalf of nephew Samuel E. Moffett; had not written earlier because he has been working on a play while remodelling his house; will put Moffett in school in hopes of successfully getting appointment through ( George Maxwell) Robeson; Orion Clemens going back to Keokuk. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Augustin Daly
    [1874] October 29
    ALS, 2 p.

    Is unable to write a play at this time but suggests [William Dean] Howells of the Atlantic Monthly may be interested and might even be writing a play now; Daly may want to contact Howells after finishing fight with Bronson (Howard). S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to James Redpath
    1874 November 29
    ALS, 2 p.

    Cannot lecture this winter but outlines plans for a slow journey down the Mississippi gathering material while lecturing to pay for trip, if he can finish his present book by May 1; would like Redpath to accompany him; asks him to consider and give his opinion. S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to Miss Street
    1874 December 1
    ALS, 2 p.

    Recalls pleasant memories of correspondent's father in Salt Lake City and sends requested autograph for her. M.T. and S.L.C.

  • Box 1
    Mark Twain to [William F.] Gill
    1875 May 31
    ALS, 2 p.

    Tells him emphatically not to print anything of his in Gill's Treasure Trove series; mentions he was "burnt once" with Lotos Leaves ; tells him to print quickly so that he will not appear in print in Treasure Trove ; suggests his publisher's unwillingness as a reason. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [P. T.] Barnum
    [1875] June 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    Will be away and must decline his invitation but hopes to come another time. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to [George E. Waring, Jr. ]
    [1875] July 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    Declines invitation. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Bret Harte
    [1875] July 15
    ALS, 2 p. on 1 l.

    Twain requests Harte's autograph for Charles E. Tisdall, the chancellor of Christ Church Cathedral, whom he describes as a "mighty good fellow--for a Christian." Twain also asks if he can publish in England without impairing his American copyright, mentions finishing a book [The adventures of Tom Sawyer ] and another "going through the press" [Mark Twain's sketches, old and new

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to H. O. Houghton and Company
    [1875] October 28
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks for the proof copy of [Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow's picture, which he considers "the perfection of a portrait." S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Unknown
    1876 January
    ANS, 1 p.

    "I repent me in sackcloth and ashes." M.T. and S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Frank E. Bliss
    1876 February 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    Asks him to send cloth copies of his four books and some other books to Edward Hastings of National Soldiers' Home, Virginia for the disabled soldiers there; requests he be billed as low as possible. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Richard [sic] [George] Bentley
    1876 April 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    Sending him a sketch for the Temple Bar which was not ready in time for the Atlantic Monthly ; mentions visit he paid with Joaquin Miller, during which Bentley asked him to submit sketches he might have. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to "Miss Harriet"
    1876 June 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    Comments on not answering her letter immediately; mentions that he does not have Charles Dudley Warner's autograph and is unable to send her one until Warner returns from Europe. S.L.C. and M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Richard [sic] [George] Bentley
    1876 July 6
    ALS, 2 p.

    Receipt of payment; wish he could have sent advance sheets of article; will send a copy of anything else he writes before Atlantic Monthly's European appearance. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Pamela Clemens Moffett
    [1877] February 23
    ALS, 2 p.

    Reports gloves found; enjoyed Samuel E. Moffett's visit; thinks he must have been poor company because of his irritation with [Bret] Harte. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Susy Clemens, Hartford, CT, to Samuel E. Moffett
    [post 1877 April 13 ante 1896 August 18]
    ALS, 5 p.

    Thanks for the white Japanese pin; hopes Moffett and his wife are enjoying the holiday; wishes she could see them but it will be some time before she can; mentions weather.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Paul Apfelstedt
    1877 August [2]
    ACS, 1 p.

    Responds to request for autograph; mentions he also has a "schoene Aussicht" from his study. M.T. and S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [George] Bentley
    [1877] September 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has sent him 1 of 4 articles he is writing for Atlantic Monthly ; has seen Chatto in New York and told him he might have the article if Bentley does not want it; will send the article to the Editor of Temple Bar since Bentley has moved.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Andrew Chatto
    1877 November 7
    AL, 2 p.

    Dictated. Offers compromise over books; comments he wanted to be sure Conway had gotten his royalty; acknowledges receipt of royalty check. S.L.C. per F.C.H.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Charles Francis Adams, Boston
    [1877] December 20
    APCS, 2 p.

    Thanks him; says several pieces are familiar and will be glad to become acquainted with the others. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Paris, to J[ervis] L[angdon] and Company
    [1879] June 5
    ALS, 1 p.

    Drew 200 pounds on letter of credit; spent four thousand dollars in past three months in Paris; mentions inclement weather. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Mr. Gilman
    1879 September 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    Refers him to Bliss; says Bliss will probably not mind answering his questions since nothing needs to be secret; believes that under some conditions he will stay with the old company. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    [Jane Lampton Clemens] to Samuel E. [Moffett] with ANS on verso from Annie [Moffett] Webster
    1879 October 15
    AL, 2 p.

    Re October 4 bank draft; mentions Orion Clemens, Charles L. (Webster), Pamela Clemens Moffett, and friends; wishes to be remembered to "Sam's Uncle Harvey." ANS at bottom from Annie (Moffett) Webster says she would write if she had time.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to William Winter with AN by [William Winter] at top
    [1879] December 5
    ACS, 2 p.

    Praises Winter's poem "The Chieftain"; calls it a masterwork that seems perfect; would read it to his wife but he always breaks down when he reads the poem. S.L.C. AN at top by [William Winter] identifies poem as "The Chieftain."

  • Box 2
    John Munro, New Brunswick, Canada, to Mark Twain
    1879 December 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    Hears he is "troubled with twins" and encloses something on how to raise them successfully; wishes him a good Christmas and New Year; says his writings are read with pleasure.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
    1880 April 23
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks the Boyesens for their praises for his new book; surprised at the critical success and potential financial success of the book; because of Boyensen's praises, was encouraged to read publicly from new book at Joseph Twichell's "chapel" instead of using old material as he had planned; speaks of the strong impulse of writers to write, even for their wastebaskets. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to [Edwin Pond] Parker
    [1880] May 15
    ACS, 2 p.

    Has been ill but is recovering fast; has paid off a debt; mentions poem in Parker's column today. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Edward Howard House
    [1880] October 6
    ALS, 2 p.

    Invitation to come visit whenever it suits him. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Edward Howard House
    [1880] November 9
    ALS, 2 p.

    Appreciates hearing Ulysses S. Grant not offended; spent weekend at [William Dean] Howells; family looking forward to House's visit. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to [Edwin Pond] Parker
    [1880 December 22]
    ALS, 4 p.

    Suggests he set "The Splendor Falls" to music; suggests possible instrumentation and vocals; hopes he'll "do it right." S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to (President-Elect) James Garfield
    1881 January 12
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses his support for retention of Frederick Douglass for Marshall of Washington and warmly praises Douglass; mentions Charles J. Langdon. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to [Edward Howard] House
    [1881] February 4
    ANS, 2 p.

    Urges him to submit articles to James R. Osgood; looking forward to seeing House and his daughter when they visit; had badly wanted to show him his own book but will not be able. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1881 February 19
    ALS, 6 p.

    Regrets that they missed connections but hopes they will visit in May; will ask [William Dean] Howells about House's article; has recommended him to John Hay and General [Grover] Cleveland for a diplomatic post in Japan; reports what was said in discussion with Ulysses S. Grant on subject, who thinks House can fill post well but will appoint someone else instead; adds that he has not been able to convince Grant to write a book but Grant mentioned some stories which he does want to write down before his memories dim. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Francis Augustus Teall
    1881 April 22
    ALS, 1 p.

    Says "sketch" accurate; suggests an addition listing his later books through A Tramp Abroad (1880); has a book ( The Prince and the Pauper ) in press but is not including it since it will be out in November. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [James Ripley] Osgood
    1881 May 23
    ALS, 2 p.

    Cover letter for check for $160.76; queries "London 6 vols" entry; prefers to keep his "Prince" account separate entirely; places book orders. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Branford, CT, to Charles [L. Webster]
    [1881] June 5
    ALS, 3 p.

    Comments on various business matters; discusses royalties on his scrap book. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Branford, CT, to "Charley" [ Charles L. Webster]
    [1881 July 10]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Discusses printing job; suggests finishing unspecified item in best style, and print in two colors; will be returning home by express. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [James Ripley] Osgood
    1881 October 2
    ALS, 2 p.

    Agrees to Osgood's interpretation of the Canadian publishing matter; inquires on how to make a transfer of unspecified item to Chatto & Windus. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    [1881] October 4
    ALS, 1 p.

    Discusses remodelling of his home and admonishes House never to remodel. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1881 October 8
    ALS, 3 p.

    Says he has not been in Boston since he and House "lunched" with [James Ripley] Osgood, [Thomas Bailey] Aldrich, and others; hopes to finish remodeling so that House and Koto, his daughter, may be able to visit; comment on progress of remodelling. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1881 October 21
    ALS, 2 p.

    Glad for his opinion of the book ( The Prince and the Pauper ); discusses the problem of baronets in the book, possible ways including a foot-note to solve the problem, and the title to give Miles, one of the characters; hopes House can visit soon; visits Montreal in November with [William Dean] Howells and [James Ripley] Osgood. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1881 October 24
    ALS, 3 p.

    Expresses gratitude for House's research into the baronet problem (in The Prince and the Pauper ) and resolving the foot-note proposal which neither Olivia or House liked; has sent his preferred correction to [James Ripley] Osgood, but will defer to Osgood's and House's judgement. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1881 October 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    Glad that House's suggestion was adopted, but not sure if correction will be in time for London edition; [James Ripley] Osgood concerned change might affect copyright because of differing texts but he thinks not; decorators still at work but hopes soon to set date for House's visit.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1881 November 16
    ALS, 1 p.

    Hopes more of remodelling completed by December 15 and that House and Koto can come then; is going to Canada in ten days hunting for copyrights but will be back by December 7. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1881 November 21
    ALS, 3 p.

    Comments that he and Olivia greatly enjoyed House's recent Atlantic Monthly article; notes House was spared [Thomas Bailey] Aldrich's "butcher-knife" and marvels House was not sent proofs; going with [James Ripley] Osgood to Canada November 25; home almost ready for House's visit. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Sarah Pratt McLean [Greene]
    1881 December 12
    ALS, 3 p.

    Thoroughly enjoyed her book, as did his family and guests; has asked [James Ripley] Osgood to send her his new book. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Edward Howard House
    1881 December 27
    ALS, 4 p.

    Arrangements for House's visit; suggests open-ended visit; visiting the Mississippi River with [James Ripley] Osgood in April; reports Olivia enjoyed Koto's Christmas cards; has had 6 of his books printed on China paper for Susy, "Bay," Koto and several other special friends. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Branford, CT, to James R. Osgood and Company
    [1881 -1886] June 16
    ANS, 2 p.

    Introduces Charles Hopkinson Clark, one of the three who have agreed to compile the Library of Humour for Osgood and Company. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to James Ripley Osgood
    1882 January 4
    ALS, 4 p.

    Has received india paper books; says McMillan (sic) matter is Osgood's and Dawson's to decide; does not care how many Canadian editions sold as long as they are not sold in the U.S.; discusses discounts to general agents, thinks discount wasted as the canvassers do all the work and will still current rate despite discount; concerns about books in the bookstores; encloses letter (not present) from a foreigner sent to him by Dean Sage; orders Joseph Henry Shorthouse's "John Inglesant"; mentions [Edward Howard] House and Koto visiting. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
    1882 January 11
    ALS, 4 p.

    Delighted with his review of his book; mentions publishing book ( The Prince and the Pauper ) at own expense and his success as a publisher; thought Miss Gilder's letter was from a man and replied in kind; asks for his address and invites him to visit. (pages misnumbered in letter) S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Lucy [Hamilton] Hooper, Paris
    1882 January 21
    ALS, 2 p.

    Recommends the young lady who bears this letter to Hooper as a translator of French on Orion Clemens's estimation; would be willing to visit Paris to dine with Hooper again but will not endure a foreign country again for any other purpose. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Charles Erskine Scott Wood with AN by Charles Erskine Scott Wood1882 February 21
    Physical Location: (in slipcase with Date 1601 , Barrett PS 1332 .S49 1882)
    TL, 1 p.

    Will visit with Joseph Twichell when their families are better; hopes to see "the charming Kentucky school girl" there; mentions that Generals Sherman and Van Vliet had copies of Date 1601 when he visited; says its circulation is slowly growing and a copy has gone to Japan; expects it will cause him trouble. S.L.C. Charles Erskine Scott Wood notes in AN at bottom that he was Adjutant to the Superintendent at U.S. Military Academy West Point at that time.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1882 February 23
    TL, 2 p.

    Agrees with House's assessment of the Scribner's critical review of The Prince and the Pauper ; surprised by the very complimentary English reviews; comments on great sales in England; pleased to have income from three books that can't be pirated; has rheumatism, but it allows him to practice typewriting (typed letter himself); family sick but getting better. Typed signature M.T.

  • Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Charles Erskine Scott Wood with AN by Charles Erskine Scott Wood1882 April 3
    Physical Location: (in slipcase with Date 1601 , Barrett PS 1332 .S49 1882)
    TL, 1 p.

    Enclosing original manuscript of 1603 (sic) ( Date 1601 ); notes that there are many errors; suggests Wood correct them as necessary, as he is too busy to do so himself. S.L.C. Charles Erskine Scott Wood notes in AN that Twain forwarded manuscript of 1601 to him to be printed on the U.S. Military Academy West Point press, of which he was in charge; also comments on Twain's use of the typewriter.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to [James Ripley] Osgood
    [1882 April 14]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Plans for an April 17 trip with him; suggests hotel car to Chicago; can get sketches ready in time; says publishing books does not pay for the trouble writing them. M.T.

  • Mark Twain to Unknown; on verso Mark Twain to Charles Erskine Scott Wood with AN by Charles Erskine Scott Wood1882 August
    Physical Location: (in slipcase with Date 1601 , Barrett PS 1332 .S49 1882)
    ALS, 2 p.

    Writes to unknown correspondent he has quit the lecture platform permanently. On verso, ALS 1882 August Mark Twain to Charles Erskine Scott Wood says he and Twichell like "it (the one sent for his signature)." M.T. and S.L.C. Charles Erskine Scott Wood in AN says this statement probably refers to a proof of Timothy Cole's woodcut after Abbott Henderson Thayer's portrait of Twain.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to [David L. Grasmere]
    1882 September 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    Unable to comply with his request; says he is not well and sends regrets. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [James Ripley Osgood]
    1882 October 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    Sending [Charles L.] Webster to talk with him; would like Webster to have charge of running the book if possible. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Charles L. Webster, New York, to American Publishing Company
    1882 October 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    Says Mark Twain has received check but check should have been sent to Webster; Twain wants business to be conducted through him; cannot send receipt since he did not receive the money.

  • Box 2
    Charles L. Webster to Frank E. Bliss
    1882 November 5
    ALS, 1 p.

    Re business matters with American Publishing Company.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1882 December 2
    TLS, 5 p.

    Has been struggling hard over his book for awhile, suffering "literary gout"; comments at length on the recent gubernatorial election in Connecticut lost by the Republicans, political journalism, and "bossism"; mentions family news and sleighing for the first time this winter. Typed signature S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT., to Horace Russell
    1882 December 12
    ALS, 2 p.

    Re arrangements for his speech (at the New England Dinner 1882 December 23), "The Regular Toast, Woman --God Bless Her, Response by Mark Twain "; will speak fifth if President [Chester] Arthur not present; if he is, then sixth; felt other subjects too solemn; will be his last speech except for one in August which fulfills a three year old promise. S.L.C.] (w/env) (w/3 transcripts)

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Unknown
    1883 January 5
    ANS, 1 p.

    "If you would be kindly spoken of, die. There is no other way. But don't hurry". S.L.C. and M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to James R. Osgood and Company
    1883 January 6
    ALS, 4 p.

    Requests two sets of plates and dies and 50,000 copies of book ( Life on the Mississippi ) printed; he will not cause delay but Olivia might because of her proofreading; wants them to look carefully at the Atlantic Monthly material; wants to provide Charles L. Webster with advertising so he won't complain later if book does not sell; places book orders. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Arthur Gilman
    1883 January 8
    ALS, 2 p.

    Unable to aid him in request since he is occupied with putting a book to press; suggests he contact Rev. Francis Goodwin for help. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to George E. Waring [Jr.]
    1883 April 6
    AL, 3 p.

    Fragment. Apologizes for inviting Col. Waring when there is no room for him; suggests alternate arrangements; says George Washington Cable did well in speech with Parson Jones story. No signature.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Kingsland Smith, St. Paul, MN
    1883 July 28
    ALS, 1 p.

    Asks where July dividend is because he has not seen it; will not be in Hartford this summer. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1883 October 1
    ALS, 5 p.

    Discusses [Joseph] Twichell's well-meant premature publication of Twain's letter on his invented "historical game" in the [Hartford] Courant; says this upset his own plans for a small book; mentions having House's proofs and playing word games; [William Dean] Howells and [James Ripley] Osgood back from Europe; remarks "we" have been home two weeks. M.T.] (includes brief crossed-out notes on verso of p. 4 and 5 by House)

  • Box 2
    Frank E. Bliss to Charles L. Webster
    1883 November 7
    ALS (copy), 1 p.

    Requests names of publishers who could manufacture A Tramp Abroad for less than he can.

  • Box 2
    Charles L. Webster to [American Publishing Company]
    1883 November 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thinks S. W. Green's Sons will do the work below American Publishing Company prices.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1883 November 12
    TL, 2 p.

    Jokes about family's reaction to gift House sent them from Japan. Typed signature S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Frank E. Bliss to S. W. Green's Sons
    1883 November 17
    ALS (copy), 1 p.

    Asks whether they wish to submit a bid on printing two thousand copies of A Tramp Abroad ; gives specifications; suggests J. P. Jones can lend them a copy if they show him this letter.

  • Box 2
    S. W. Green to American Publishing Company
    1883 November 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    Charles M. Green Printing Company can supply two thousand copies of A Tramp Abroad for 53 cents a book as soon as the paper can be made, if American Publishing Company supplies the frontispiece portrait.

  • Box 2
    Frank E. Bliss to Unknown
    1883 November
    ALS, 2 p.

    Contends that, despite Mark Twain and Charles L. Webster's claims to the contrary, other publishers would have cost more to manufacture A Tramp Abroad .

  • Box 2
    Frank E. Bliss to Charles L. Webster
    1883 December 11
    ALS (copy), 1 p.

    Has gotten price for manufacturing A Tramp Abroad from S. W. Green but says it would cost more; is making new edition "here" as before.

  • Box 2
    Orion Clemens, Keokuk, IA, to Samuel E. Moffett and Pamela Clemens Moffett, Kingsburgh, CA
    1884 January 13
    ALS, 6 p.

    Discusses family financial affairs, health, friendly gossip about neighbors and old friends, and weather; glad to hear he has a farm.] (w/env)

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1884 January 14
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses House's precarious health; lists what he has been reading and comments on his reading habits; mentions Charley Delmonico; has been reminiscing with Thomas Bailey Aldrich about House, Artemus (Ward), and the rest of the "Pfaff gang"; writing new book which is moving along well. M.T.

  • Box 2
    William L. Hughes, Paris, to [Mark Twain ]
    1884 February 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    His publisher Mr. Hennuyer requests Twain's approval of his translation of Adventures of Tom Sawyer about to be published and is now being illustrated by Achille Siriony; would also like approval of his forthcoming Adventures of Huckleberry Finn translation; Adventures of Tom Sawyer will be in same style as his adaptation of Helen's Babies of which he sends Twain a copy.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Augustin Daly
    1884 February 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    Requests Daly to look over his dramatization of Adventures of Tom Sawyer . M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1884 February 27
    ALS, 3 p.

    Discusses authorship of The Bread Winner and possibility of either John Hay or Clarence King as author; mentions George Washington Cable, while visiting, had the mumps for three weeks and comments on Cable's complaining; appreciates photographs of Koto; [William Dean] Howells just arriving. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Andrew Chatto
    1884 March 3
    ALS, 1 p.

    Has referred "another one of those fellows" ( William L. Hughes ) to London publisher Chatto; keeping back Adventures of Huckleberry Finn until spring for a longer canvass. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, to "Dear Sir" [ Lorenz Rohr], editor of a Leavenworth, Kansas, German-language newspaper
    [18]84 May 12
    ALS, 1 p. w/env

    In response to a request from Rohr regarding Rohr's translation of Heine's "Lorelei." A photostatic copy of Rohr's letter and envelope to Twain is included.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1884 May 23
    ALS, 5 p.

    Has forgotten about The Bread Winner ; trying with Joseph Twichell to learn to bicycle; enjoyed the "catagraphs" but mourns that after years of longing is still catless. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to [American Publishing Company]
    1884 August 11
    ALS, 1 p.

    Presses company to bring suit at once against "these pirates" and threatens to annul his contracts with them on grounds that sufficient effort was not made to protect his copyrights. S.L.C.] (glued to card)

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to [George] Iles
    1884 September 8
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks him; after lecture dates are set, will write him; hopes the dates are as Iles suggests. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Charles [L. Webster], San Francisco, CA, to Pamela Clemens Moffett and Samuel E. Moffett
    1884 October 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks for their letters of introduction and directions; plans to finish his business and then will stay with them on the way back; promises family news.] (w/env)

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1884 October 31
    ALS, 3 p.

    Has forgotten favor House requested; wished he could visit Japan but thinks his daughters' musical education would suffer; possibly could go if he could find a competent house keeper to help Olivia; setting off on lecture tour; plans to vote Democratic and against [James G.] Blaine in the upcoming elections. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to [Chatto & Windus ]
    1884 November 5
    ALS, 3 p.

    Acknowledges receipt of their September 12 payment; thinks [James G.] Blaine may been defeated; Charles L. Webster in California is establishing book agencies; lecturing tonight first time in 8 or 10 years but will be last time ever; hopes to repeat their success in Canada. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Indianapolis, IN, to Estes and Lauriat
    1885 January 7
    ALS, 3 p.

    Discusses a suit against Estes and Lauriat of Boston for their illegal sale of one of his books; says the matter is in hands of his lawyers, Alexander and Green of New York. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Henrietta C. Cosgrave, Chicago, IL, with TN 1930 March 12 from Helen M. Wilcox
    1885 April 11
    ALS, 3 p.

    Marked "Private." Corrects the information given in newspaper article; says at 15 he promised his mother not to drink and was later released from pledge; kept his promise because he made it to his mother; expresses opinion on pledges given to temperance workers; has marked letter private since he did not want to contradict his mother's recollections in public and because of his opinion about temperance pledges. S.L.C. With TN 1930 March 12 (w/env) from Helen M. Wilcox, Mrs. Cosgrave's daughter, about the circumstances of her mother's correspondence.] (w/env)

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to George Iles
    1885 April 27
    ALS, 1 p.

    Had already read and profited by "it"; comments hotel in the right management now. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1885 May 13
    AL, 5 p.

    Grieved to hear of House's illness but glad he is recovering; comments on Ulysses S. Grant and his memoirs; wishes Grant had written memoirs earlier; judges book as one of the best narratives in English language; Grant is finishing volume two but may have written his last; compares what his company offered Grant to The Century in royalties and subscription apparatus; discusses Grant's Century articles and why he should have been paid more; Olivia is pleased by Koto's gift. M.T. ("SLC per JR")

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Edward Howard House
    1885 July 21
    ALS, 6 p.

    Discusses publication of Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs; refutes published stories, which he thinks were spread by The Century ; explains how his contract will generate more money for Grant that The Century offers; mentions anticipated sales; denies he got the book through underhanded means; adds that none of Grant's sons is a partner; looking forward to House's visit. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Frank Fuller
    1885 September 28
    ALS, 1 p.

    Wished to talk to Fuller about a potential investment. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Unknown
    1885 December 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    Re a watch Olivia L. Clemens bought some days ago which needs to be fixed. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Unknown
    1886 February 2
    ALS, 1 p.

    Has had his say in the current The Century and to the Committee; does not enjoy writing miscellaneous articles. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1886 May 26
    ALS, 6 p.

    Recounts anecdotally Olivia's disappointment that Koto could not visit. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    [1886] June 5
    ALS, 3 p.

    Says that Koto's visit was a great success and all miss her including the family, Charles Dudley Warner, Miss Duke, Mamie Perkins, the Goldthwaites, and Miss Covey. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Edward Howard House
    [1886] June 16
    ALS, 2 p.

    Announces return from journey to the Mississippi via the Lakes; says that Olivia is planning letter for Koto; discusses the secret language devised and used by Susy and Daisy Warner and hopes House will figure it out. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Fred J. Hall
    1886 July 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    Encloses letter from Mr. Howell (not present); will refer contents of letter to Alexander and Green and if they advise, wishes to instigate suit against John Wannamaker. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Edward Howard House
    1886 July 26
    ALS, 4 p.

    Apologizes to Koto for forgetting to send measurements; sends the "lingo letter" mentioned before; discusses Susy's and Daisy's writing styles. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Edward Howard House
    1886 August 11
    ALS, 9 p.

    Doubts Rooker's opinion; discusses (New York) Tribune's typesetting problems, the wearing of matrices and alignment of type, whether they might be fixed, and how much these problems cost the Tribune; claims the Paige typesetter is superior to all other invented typesetters; comments on Olivia's good opinion of House. In postscript; mentions Tribune's alignment problem solved and that they are using new matrices; attributes quick wear of matrices to design (includes sketch of matrix); plans to measure how long new set lasts. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Susy Clemens, Elmira, NY, to Edward Howard House
    1886 August 14
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks for House's note in the secret language of Susy and Daisy Warner, and for not telling her parents what it was; adds politely that House did make several errors in their secret language; mentions Jean pleased by dress Koto sent.

  • Box 2
    Susy Clemens, Elmira, NY, to Edward Howard House
    1886 August 24
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks House for another note and will send him their rules for the secret language if Daisy Warner agrees. Postscript in secret language.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Unknown
    [1886 August]
    ALS, 3 p.

    Fragment. Gives joking account asserting he did not fall asleep in court during the John Wannamaker trial but fainted; urges correspondent to place story in newspapers. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Edward Howard House
    1886 October 8
    ALS, 2 p.

    Will come to visit House on Tuesday; Olivia says Twain must invite Mr. McCarthy (over Twain's prejudices) so asks House to give him the enclosed invitation. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Olivia L. Clemens, Hartford, CT, to [Emma] Beach
    1886 October 17
    ALS, 4 p.

    Enjoyed her visit; would love for her (with Ellen) to visit them when the room is finished and invites Violet to stay with them overnight after attending a nearby wedding; Twain unhappy he could not join them on visit at Peekskill.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1886 October 18
    ALS, 2 p.

    Points out that Stoddard's "The Brahman's Son" was not borrowed from House's story; suggests he check "Yamarajah" in Stray Leaves from Strange Literature with the poem line by line. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to [George E.] Waring [Jr.]
    1886 November 6
    ALS, 3 p.

    Has written the letter, but Olivia does not approve; she says he must consider Lowell's piece of mind and not press the matter at the Authors' Club; comments on women and reason. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1886 November 26
    ALS, 3 p.

    Sympathizing with House in House and Koto's illnesses; says Olivia afraid if he were made House's executor, he might not do it well; suggests Franklin G. Whitmore instead and Twain could aid Whitmore in any way possible. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to [Edwin Pond] Parker
    [1886] December 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    Invitation to dine with Henry M. Stanley. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1886 December 17
    ALS, 2 p.

    Remembers House had mentioned that The Prince and the Pauper would be nice dramatized; has tried it himself unsuccessfully; mentions House could try it for half to two thirds of the proceeds and might enjoy trying it when his pains abate a while; admits he is ashamed to be incapable of being House's executor. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1886 December 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has ordered a couple of The Prince and the Pauper books to be sent to House; is sending his own attempt at dramatizing it; expects to see him soon. M.T.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to [William H.] Gross
    1887 January 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    Places book orders. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to Mrs. Thornburgh
    1887 February 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    Wishes he could help her but he is not acquainted much with journalism any more; has already written to the two journalists he does know, but they declined the request; glad Stewart is a senator; begs to be remembered to "once-little-girl" he used to know. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to [Richard Watson] Gilder
    1887 March 23
    ALS, 1 p.

    Says unspecified article "first appeared in Galaxy magazine between May 1870 and April 1871"; proofs have not come. S.L.C.

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain to John Davis on PL titled "Copy of a letter written in answer to inquiries made by a personal friend"
    [1887 April 19]
    ALS on PL, 2 p.

    Praises Loisette memory system; requests that Davis tell the Garths that the "d'UnLap" part of The Century article ("History of a Campaign that Failed") will not appear in The Century 's war book; mentions John Robards. S.L.C. In PL, Twain praises the Loisette memory system.] (w/env)

  • Box 2
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1887 May 5
    ALS, 1 p.

    Encourages House's plans to write about Japan; looks forward to seeing him soon. M.T.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to Edward Howard House
    1887 May 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    Says to ship the wheelchair and make own arrangements for the luggage; will cancel an engagement to meet him.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to William L. Alden
    1887 May 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks for a first chance at his autobiography; not sure what publishing prospects now would be but refers him to Charles L. Webster who is in charge of business part of the publishing house. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Clara Clemens to Edward Howard House
    1887 June 29
    ALS, 3 p.

    So glad to get House's French, German and English letter and is trying to answer in kind; they miss him very much and love to Koto.

  • Box 3
    Susy Clemens, Elmira, NY, to Edward Howard House
    1887 July 5
    ALS, 4 p.

    Says they miss House and Koto; discusses Twain kittens and cat in Elmira.

  • Box 3
    Clara Clemens to Edward Howard House
    1887 July 14
    ALS, 7 p.

    Discusses House's letters, seeing a manufacturing plant in Elmira burn, Fourth of July celebrations, her activities, and reading Dickens.

  • Box 3
    Susy Clemens, Elmira, NY, to Edward Howard House
    1887 July [17?]
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses Twain cats and family news.

  • Box 3
    Clara Clemens to Edward Howard House
    1887 July 24
    ALS, 5 p.

    Discusses neighborhood dogs, her activities, and House's letters; passing mention of House staying with Mrs. Warner and the Yosts.

  • Box 3
    Olivia L. Clemens, Elmira, NY, to Edward Howard House
    1887 July 24
    ALS, 5 p.

    Appreciates his letters to the children; discusses a letter of his she mislaid, his visiting plans and hiring a new nurse for Jean; looking forward to seeing him and Koto.

  • Box 3
    Susy Clemens to Edward Howard House
    1887 [August. 4?]
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses substitute suggested for profanity and news of family and friends.

  • Box 3
    Clara Clemens to Edward Howard House
    1887 August 9
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses House's letter; mentions the Day family , her activities, and family news.

  • Box 3
    Susy Clemens, Elmira, NY, to Edward Howard House
    1887 August 9
    ALS, 6 p.

    Discusses the cold weather, her grandmother's [ Olivia Lewis Langdon] birthday, photo of Koto and Elize, visiting Mrs. [Clara Spaulding] Stanchfield's baby daughter, creating with Daisy Warner another secret language; wishes Koto and House could stay in Hartford all winter.

  • Box 3
    Susy Clemens, Elmira, NY, to Edward Howard House with AN n.d. by Edward Howard House
    1887 September [7]
    ALS, 7 p.

    Will be leaving Elmira soon; describes her grandmother's party; plans to see play in New York; reports family busy discussing Bacon as Shakespeare; will write Koto soon. AN, in pencil by Edward Howard House, states Susy is answering his letter sent in same mail as one to Mark Twain, which Twain claims he did not receive.

  • Box 3
    Will [Mantz], Fresno, CA, to Sam[uel E. Moffett]
    1887 [September 20] Monday
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks him for letter of recommendation; has letter of recommendation from Prof. Bra[d]y to Judge North, who knows a lot about fruit and raisins; discusses railroad possibilities.] (w/env)

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [Robert Underwood] Johnson
    1887 October 31
    ALS, 1 p.

    Agrees to do a reading and states stipulations. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Will [Mantz], Fresno, CA, to Sister [Mary Mantz Moffett]
    1887 November 18
    ALS, 20 p.

    Checking into farm prospects for Samuel E. Moffett in California; discusses fruit crops and farm properties at length.

  • Box 3
    Will [Mantz], Fresno, CA, to Sam[uel E. Moffett]
    1887 November 20
    ALS, 2 p.

    Re business matters, real estate, and farm.] (w/env)

  • Box 3
    Will [Mantz], Fresno, CA, to Sister [Mary Mantz Moffett]
    188[7 ante November]
    ALS, 2 p.

    Mentions expense of living in Fresno; discusses property of Samuel E. Moffett and family business matters.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [Candace] Wheeler
    1888 April 19
    ALS, 2 p.

    Turns down invitation to spend time with them in mountains; plans to keep Olivia in Elmira at the farm to get her better. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Olivia L. Clemens to Edward Howard House
    1888 July 9
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses House's dental matters and Susy and Clara's doings; hopes House's river "excursion" will be pleasant.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Andrew Chatto
    1888 July 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    Believes no more bills will be sent but to forward them if they do; plans to ask Chatto's and Dawson's help in securing Canadian copyright for [Philip] Sheridan's book; thought and hoped Chatto would take Tauchnitz's offer. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Clara Clemens to Edward Howard House
    1888 July 19
    ALS, 6 p.

    Discusses the weather, family activities, and what she is reading; mentions Theodore Crane; asks to be remembered to Koto.

  • Box 3
    Franklin G. Whitmore (for Mark Twain ) to Frank E. Bliss
    1888 October 9
    ALS, 1 p.

    Twain has instructed him to tell Bliss he is correct in sending royalty statement and check directly to him; acknowledges receipt for $569.50 check.

  • Box 3
    Olivia L. Clemens to Edward Howard House
    [1888 October 14]
    ALS, 3 p.

    Discusses setting a date for Koto's visit to the Clemens family .

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Fred J. Hall
    1888 November 12
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses a limited recommendation of a Mr. Wright who is apparently seeking employment from Hall; reports on his discussion with Mr. Wright. S.L.C.] (w/env.)

  • Box 3
    Olivia L. Clemens, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1888 December 9
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks for the book; is glad to have the story in permanent form; discusses her sister and Theodore Crane's visit; mentions family matters.

  • Box 3
    Olivia L. Clemens, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1889 January 13
    ALS, 3 p.

    Distressed Koto has been ill; says she should learn to be lazy until she is better; reports brother-in-law Theodore Crane improving slowly; passing mention that Mrs. Cabell is ill at Charles Dudley Warner's home.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Edward Howard House
    1889 March 19
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses contract with [Abby Sage?] Richardson to dramatize The Prince and the Pauper ; says if there was a contract with House, he would try to straighten out the problem; recalls House's initial efforts to dramatize the book, his own lack of interest in the project, and his impression that House had abandoned the project since he did not mention it; had always wished the book to be dramatized and would have preferred House to do it; suggested to Mrs. Richardson that she might get help from him.

  • Box 3
    Robert Green Ingersoll, New York, to "My dear friend" ( Mark Twain ), Hartford, CT
    1889 March 29
    TL, 2 p.

    Discusses House's claim to have a contract to dramatize The Prince and the Pauper and asks for Twain's version of events.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Augustin Daly
    1889 April 5
    ALS, 1 p.

    Is obliged to Daly and Miss Rehan; remarks his own status with his children rests not on his own works, but from the fact he knows Miss Rehan and Mr. Drew personally.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to [Robert Underwood] Johnson
    1889 August 3
    ALS, 1 p.

    Says [Dan] Beard is the artist; would soon as have the article in the November issue (of The Century ) as in the December issue; suggests he talk to [Fred J.] Hall; thinks Beard could skip ahead and make pictures for another part of the book; thinks he will do nice work. M.T.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to The Century Editors
    1889 August 7
    ALS, 1 p.

    Has done his best to get it to them in time for November issue; will ask Fred J. Hall to hurry Dan Beard to finish the pictures. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Fred J. Hall
    1889 August 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    Agrees proof must follow his own punctuation absolutely; asks Hall to instruct Chatto to issue in London December. 6, in Canada December. 8, and in United States December. 10. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Unknown
    1890 March 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    Not expecting to be in London this year but might be there anyway; has tried to write things he would like to tell English workingmen but without success; will keep theme in mind and perhaps do it in future. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Fred J. Hall
    1890 December 27
    ALS, 2 p.

    Expresses bitter opinion of lawyer Whitford retained for a suit by Charles L. Webster & Company; suggests another lawyer if any further lawsuits with Gill. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    [Jane Lampton Clemens] to [Samuel E. Moffett ?]
    [before 1890]
    AN, 2 p.

    Will come with a big red apple for him and bring him home; then they will go to 14th street depot to see the locomotive, wheel, and water ball. With grocery list on verso.

  • Box 3
    R.F. Blodgett, Pratt & Whitney Company, to Mark Twain, for Mark Twain and James W. Paige
    1891 January 10
    TLS, 1 p.

    Cover letter for 2 monthly statements.

  • Box 3
    James W. Paige to Mark Twain
    1891 March 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    Requests Twain pay memorandum he encloses from Pratt & Whitney Company, which he showed Twain in January in accordance with their agreement.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to James W. Paige with ANS
    1891 March 19
    AL, 1 p.

    Reminds him that since he declined to sign a contract, Twain had said he would not lend Paige any more money; is returning bill to Pratt & Whitney Company. ANS at bottom states this letter is copy of reply to Paige's letters of March 18. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to Joseph T. Goodman
    [1891 April]
    ALS, 3 p.

    Discusses his new and less satisfactory contract for the Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company; is working on new book; says publishing beginning to be profitable but must make $50,000 for the company until January when Library of American Literature begins to return dividends. M.T.] (ALS has 1/3 of pg.2 trimmed out and glued to another sheet)

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Frankfurt, to Chatto & Windus
    1891 October 7
    ALS, 1 p.

    Requests copy of a cookbook be sent to his Berlin address, which he asks they not divulge. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Berlin, to Rudolf Lindau, Berlin
    [1891] December 11
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks him for dinner; is seasoning cob pipe in whisky for Lindau's nephew; has lecture engagement in Dresden. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Berlin, to Rudolf Lindau
    [1891] December 24
    ALS, 1 p.

    Sends a photograph (not present), taken about eight years ago, of himself; mentions his own rheumatism; will look for photo of Lindau. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to [Fred J.] Hall
    [1891] December 26
    ANS, 1 p.

    Asks Hall to renew his letter of credit which expires January. 7. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Berlin, to [Rudolf] Lindau
    [late 1891]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Delighted to accept invitation. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Robert McClure, London, to Mark Twain, Paris, with ANS 1892 March 8 Mark Twain and ANS n.d. Mark Twain to Fred J. Hall
    1892 March 2
    TLS, 1 p.

    Acknowledges receipt of manuscript of fifth article; explains Charles L. Webster & Company cable; sorry Twain has been ill; at bottom, ANS 1892 March 8 Mark Twain says article mentioned above concerns Berlin and is the sixth article; at bottom, second ANS n.d. Mark Twain asks Fred J. Hall to save letter as proof of completion of the McClure contract. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Menton, France, to Mrs. Charles Fairchild, Boston, Mass.
    1892 March 8
    ALS, 2 p. (w/env)

    Says she does not need to explain; briefly discusses William Dean Howells ' grief over his daughter Winnie; briefly mentions Thomas Bailey Aldrich's and Oliver Wendell Holmes ' ageing. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to [Catherine C.] Bronson
    1892 May 25
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks for the books; had hoped to see her before leaving; had called with Olivia and daughters to say goodbye but missed her. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Florence, to U.S. Vice-Consul General Mr. Hogue, Frankfurt
    1892 October 14
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks him for arrival of the rest of Tom Sawyer Abroad and the closing pages of The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson ; plans to start working when settled down in Florence; comments unfavorably on The Century article on Columbus's portrait; Clara has received one trunk but two are lost somewhere. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to Fred J. Hall
    1892 December 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    Agrees with Carey to change "Royston's" name and village's name; suggests Hall contact Carnegie about borrowing money to publish Library of American Literature to a thousand sets per month; wants his "Mental Telegraphy" in the book even if something else must be dropped; has received the "St. Nick proposition" to "split payment" and has written "all right" to Hall and [Mary Mapes] Dodge. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    M[ollie] Stotts C[lemens] to Unknown
    [ca. 1892]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Fragment. Good wishes to them all; will have something for them someday, perhaps soon.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, at sea on Kaiser Wilhelm II, to C[hatto] & W[indus]
    1893 May 23
    ALS, 1 p.

    Asks to have a copy of a volume with "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" sent to Captain Stormer at Twain's expense. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, [New York], to Unknown
    1893 June 3
    ALS, 1 p.

    Requests that recipient put Twain's money in the Mount Morris Bank, including money from royalties until they can see whether recipient can sell Twain's interest in an unspecified business. S.L.C.

  • Mark Twain to Fred J. Hall
    1893 July 19
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks him for letter; cannot answer it but will send the notes, "as August is not far away." S.L.C.] (tipped in The Gilded Age , Barrett PS 1311 .A1 1874 copy 5)

  • Box 3
    Olivia L. Clemens to Mary Robinson Shipman with ANS [1893 August 11] Mark Twain to [Mary Robinson Shipman]
    1893 August 11
    ALS, 10 p.

    Had enjoyed seeing the Shipmans in Europe very much and looks forward to seeing all of them back in Hartford; comments on the joy of meeting friends in Europe; sends regards to Judge [Nathaniel] Shipman; enjoyed Annie Eliot Trumbull's "White Birches"; mentions the Hillyers and Sally Dunham; wishes they (the Clemens) might see the Chicago Fair. With ANS [1893 August 11] Mark Twain to [Mary Robinson Shipman ], says note was "smuggled" into Olivia's letter and jokes she is concerned about tautology in her letter. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to [George Wheeler] Hinman
    1893 September 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks from him and his daughter; sends book of his which is full of statistics and should help correspondent's next edition. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, New York, to [Richard Watson] Gilder
    [1893] November 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    No longer gives prices for his articles because when he did so before, editors said he under priced himself. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    The Players Club ( Mark Twain et al.) to Sir Henry Irving
    1893 November 13
    ALS, 3 p.

    Dinner invitation from the Club signed by Laurence Hutton, George Parsons Lathrop, Brander Matthews, Mark Twain (S.L.C. signature), Richard Watson Gilder, Charles Dudley Warner, William Dean Howells, Francis Lathrop, F. D. Millet, William M. Laffan, Joseph Jefferson, H.C. Banner, R. Swain Gifford, Charles Fairchild, Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to Clarence C. Buel
    [1893] December 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    Says he has lost his voice and has doctor's orders not to use it; asks Buel to try to postpone next day's lecture. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, The Players Club, to Unknown ["Theuerste Fraulein"]
    1893 December 25
    ALS, 2 p.

    Promises to come to her play January 10 if he is still in the country; has been in Chicago for 3 days "visiting the ruins." S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Arthur Stedman to Stone and Kimball
    1894 February 16
    ALS, 2 p.

    Re a manuscript by the sister of Edmond Picton.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to "Dear Sirs"
    [1894 March 3]
    AN, 1 p.

    Offers other investors one-quarter interest in Twain contract with Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company with autograph draft of letter.

  • Box 3
    Unknown to Mark Twain
    1894 March 3
    TL (copy), 1 p.

    Re sale of Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company stock from pools.

  • Box 3
    Urban H. Broughton, Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL, to Mark Twain
    1894 March 8
    TLS, 1 p.

    Has received two copies from Twain of Paige Compositor contract; will execute and return them to Henry H. Rogers.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Paris, to Fred J. Hall, Tarrytown, NY
    1894 June 1
    ALS, 4 p.

    Unable to help him since "the whole business is in the hands of creditors"; discusses past problem with a bank, his indebtedness, and Hall's trouble; mentions Franklin G. Whitmore; will see Hall in July. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Etretat, Normandy, to J. Henry Harper with AN by J. Henry Harper
    1894 September 11-12
    ALS, 4 p.

    Reports arrival of manuscript ( Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc ); wants Harper to draft an order requiring the compositor and proof-reader to follow copy exactly; mentions The Century proofreader who tampered with his punctuation in The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson in the manuscript before sending it to the printer; intends to add to manuscript 1200 words, including a three stanza song; thanks for the books; encloses copy of extra material and notes where it should be located in manuscript; not all the Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc came as manuscript was opened at French custom house. S.L.C. With AN signed J. Henry Harper on verso of p. 3 says Mr. Alden sent complete copy of manuscript and difficulty can be resolved if Twain indicates where his manuscript ends.

  • Box 3
    Stern & Rushmore to Henry H. Rogers
    1894 October 17
    TLS, 1 p.

    Acknowledges receipt of $500 check for Mark Twain's account.

  • Box 3
    Bainbridge Colby to Frank E. Bliss
    1894 November 27
    ALS, 2 p.

    Offers him opportunity to bid on the plates on condition terms can be arranged for continuing publication; will transmit offer to Henry H. Rogers who represents Olivia L. Clemens. With typed list of prices of the plates of a dozen Mark Twain books.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Paris, to William Thomas Stead
    [1894] November 30
    ALS, 4 p.

    About conclusions of four hand-writing analysts and his reaction to their analyses. M.T.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Paris, to Henry M. Alden
    1894 December 10
    ALS, 2 p.

    Wishes to see proofs of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc because he needs to make corrections; if necessary, can make corrections by letter; has been in bed with gout; in postscript offers proposed correction (not present). S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to [Lloyd Stephens Bryce ]
    1895 March 9
    ALS, 2 p.

    Says "Cooper article" is in Paris; if possible he will rewrite it until it suits him and send it on to Bryce. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to Chatto & Windus
    1895 April 4
    ANS, 2 p.

    Asks that Chatto & Windus pay S. Gardner & Company bill and charge to him.

  • Box 3
    Frank E. Bliss to Henry H. Rogers with AN
    1895 April 13
    TLS, 3 p.

    Cover letter for royalty check for Olivia L. Clemens on American Publishing Company Mark Twain books; with autograph annotation adding in The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson account and 2 royalty statements.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Paris, to "Sir Francis" [ Francis de Winton]
    1895 April 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    Is going on lecture tour to Australia, India, and South Africa; adds the Stanleys and other friends have given him letters of recommendation; requests same from correspondent and especially one to correspondent's brother, whom Twain nearly met before. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to [Adela] Goodrich
    1895 May 1
    ALS, 2 p.

    Regrets that the Clemens cannot come to dinner because his gout is acting up; if possible, has to see [Mary Dodge] Mapes ' play the next day and expects to be in pain the following day. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Paris, to John D. Adams
    1895 May 10
    ALS, 1 p.

    Mentions minor correction in proofs (of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc ) just arrived; will return to America tomorrow. S.L.C.] (w/2 typed transcripts)

  • Box 3
    Bainbridge Colby, New York, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1895 May 20
    TLS, 1 p.

    First dividend paid to Charles L. Webster & Company's creditors; discusses purchase of plates of Mark Twain.

  • Box 3
    Bainbridge Colby, New York, to Henry H. Rogers
    1895 May 23
    TLS, 1 p.

    About the offer by Olivia L. Clemens to buy the plates for Mark Twain's books.

  • Box 3
    Harper & Brothers to Mark Twain with T Memo n.d.
    1895 May 23
    TLS, 3 p.

    Offers terms between Harper & Brothers and Twain for new uniform edition of Twain's books which he has or may get under his control, calculating royalties depending on new plates or plates supplied by Twain. With unsigned memo [May 1895] stating Twain's interpretation of the proposal.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Robert Underwood Johnson
    1895 May 30
    ALS, 1 p.

    In bed with gout and a large boil and cannot write. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Quarry Farm, Elmira, NY, to Frank Leslie
    1895 June 13
    ALS, 2 p.

    Not able to talk business yet; discusses magazine offers and difficulty writing for magazines; "still in bed with carbuncle." S.L.C. Mounted on card with photograph of Twain in bed.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Quarry Farm, Elmira, NY, to Mr. Horne
    1895 June 19
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks him "for the pleasant attention of giving me the front seat"; describes how he got his own autograph collection as a result of an April Fool's joke played on him by George Washington Cable. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Unknown
    1895 June 22
    ALS, 1 p.

    Sorry he will not be able to visit Britain in winter because he is leaving for the Pacific and Australia; will be lecturing in India and South Africa. S.L.C.

  • Charles J. Langdon, New York, to Henry H. Rogers
    1895 July 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    Contract accompanying this letter fine to him but adds he is not an expert in such contracts.] (with TDS 1895 May 23 Contract between Olivia L. Clemens and Harper & Brothers to publish a uniform edition of Mark Twain's works)

  • Box 3
    H[enry] M. Alden, Harper & Brothers, to Henry H. Rogers
    1895 July 12
    TLS, 2 p.

    Cover letter for payment for Harper's Magazine account for Mark Twain's Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc , Books I, II, III and Tom Sawyer, Detective ; mentions that check for "Mental Telegraphy Again" had already been sent to Olivia L. Clemens through Rogers.

  • Box 3
    Harper & Brothers to Henry H. Rogers
    1895 July 29
    TLS, 1 p.

    George Rives, their attorney, suggests changes in wording of their contract with Olivia L. Clemens; after consultations with Bainbridge Colby, willing to leave wording stand.

  • Box 3
    Olivia L. Clemens, Vancouver, to Henry H. Rogers
    1895 August 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    Agrees readily to wording changes in Harper & Brothers contract if all parties agree with interpretation of clause.

  • Box 3
    James B. Pond to Frank Fuller
    1895 September 7
    Telegram (copy)

    Relaying message of love and good wishes from Mark Twain whom he saw on ship.

  • Box 3
    Henry H. Rogers, New York, to Mark Twain
    1896 March 6
    TL, 1 p.

    Discusses publishing contracts Rogers is handling for the Clemenses with Harper & Brothers and American Publishing Company; Mayo has sent check for The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson which is finally doing well. Enclosed are copies of the following: TL 1894 [March 4] Mark Twain to Henry H. Rogers re: 20 shares Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company stock to be delivered to Bram Stoker and TL 1894 [March 4] Henry H. Rogers to Henry Irving receipt for 10 shares Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company stock.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Jaipor, to Mr. and Mrs. Aklom
    1896 March 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks them for gift of two books and a poem of Mrs. Aklom's; comments that Mrs. Aklom writes better poetry than he does; adds Mr. [R. S.] Smythe ill and can not tell when they will leave. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Jaipor, to Mr. Aklom
    1896 March 7
    ALS, 3 p.

    Thanks him for kindnesses; postponing departure because Clara and Mr. [R. S.] Smythe ill; hopes to see them again sometime. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Henry H. Rogers, New York, to Mark Twain
    1896 March 20
    TL, 1 p.

    Needs to see the Blisses before proceeding with Harper & Brothers scheme; mentions General Langdon and his discussion with "Payn of the bank"; discusses at length the proposal of engaging John Warner of Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau as Twain's manager; discusses Twain's health and family news.

  • Box 3
    Henry H. Rogers, New York, to Mark Twain
    1896 April 10
    TL, 3 p.

    Discusses Twain uniform edition with Harper & Brothers; mention in passing Frank Mayo's death and American Publishing Company; describes a letter of solicitation from a Abbie G. Bates, a copy of which is enclosed.

  • Box 3
    Henry H. Rogers, New York, to Mark Twain
    1896 April 13
    TL, 1 p.

    Comments on continuing negotiations between Harper & Brothers and American Publishing Company; mentions Joseph Twitchell writing sketch on Twain.

  • Box 3
    Harper & Brothers to Henry H. Rogers
    1896 April 16
    TLS, 5 p.

    Re proposal for publishing uniform edition of Mark Twain works, including list of works to be published, and discussion of reciprocal agreement with American Publishing Company, to print books for which they and Harper & Brothers hold previous publishing agreements and use of Charles L. Webster & Company plates.

  • Box 3
    Henry H. Rogers, New York, to Mark Twain
    1896 April 29
    TL, 1 p.

    Discusses his negotiations with Harper & Brothers and American Publishing Company re uniform edition; is on trip to oilfields in Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia; has received royalty check from Frank Mayo; discusses debt settlements of Charles L. Webster & Company; mentions Colby free to do Twain work.

  • Box 3
    Harper & Brothers, New York, to Mark Twain
    1896 May 12
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses proposed series of volumes to be called Harper's Contemporary Essayists ; lists works possibly to be included; requests to publish a volume of his essays, list enclosed, per Brander Matthews ' suggestion; includes royalty suggestion.

  • Box 3
    Henry H. Rogers, New York, to Mark Twain
    1896 May 22
    TL, 1 p.

    Comments on business trip to "oil regions of the South and West"; comments on negotiations between Harper & Brothers and Frank E. Bliss and subsequent proposals for uniform and trade editions; thinks Twain's books "on the boom" and wants to get new editions out; mentions Charles L. Webster & Company news and news of family and friends.

  • Box 3
    Olivia L. Clemens, London, to Henry H. Rogers, N.Y.
    1896 June 11
    Telegram

    Harper & Brothers ' dramatic share too high; suggests a 1/4 or 1/5.

  • Box 3
    Henry H. Rogers, New York, to Mark Twain
    1896 June 18
    TL, 2 p.

    Dictated. Discusses his wedding, honeymoon, age, and wealth, Charles L. Webster & Company's affairs, negotiations with Frank E. Bliss and American Publishing Company re uniform edition, the dramatization of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc , the death of Frank Mayo and Mayo's depiction of Pudd'nhead Wilson.

  • Box 3
    Henry H. Rogers, New York, to Mark Twain
    1896 June 22
    TL, 1 p.

    Sends copy of Harper & Brothers letter concerning [Augustin] Daly's proposed dramatization of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc and the division of profits.

  • Box 3
    Harper & Brothers to Frank E. Bliss, American Publishing Company
    1896 June 25
    TL, 2 p.

    Re publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , concerning payments, ownership of or royalties from plates; editions printed from plates to bear correct authorization, and publishing and retail terms; and this proposal to be extended to other books. (2 copies differently worded)

  • Box 3
    Henry H. Rogers to Mark Twain
    1896 July 9
    TL (copy)

    Re agreement between Harper & Brothers and American Publishing Company for use of Charles L. Webster plates and proposed future editions; comments on what he thinks this agreement means, and possibility of new contract with American Publishing Company with new royalty agreements. Very faint Rogers' signature. With draft, with A notes, for proposal for publishing Twain books in uniform editions, including possible new book ( Following the Equator ) and typed agreement with American Publishing Company re uniform edition and publication for Following the Equator .

  • Box 3
    Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1896 August 3
    TLS, 1 p.

    Re proposals for new contract with Olivia L. Clemens concerning destruction of old contracts, new profit division, uniform edition to be issued and sold by American Publishing Company in agreement with Harper & Brothers; exclusive agreement with and proposed payment and publishing terms for Mark Twain's proposed book on journey around world ( Following the Equator ) and profit guarantees.

  • Box 3
    Charles Henry Butler, New York, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1896 August 10
    TLS, 3 p.

    Re sale of The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson dramatization after Frank Mayo's death and disagreement with heirs of Mayo's estate; notes newspaper notice of Olivia's loss of her daughter.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to Chatto & Windus
    1896 October 29
    ALS, 1 p.

    Requests two proofs of the Max O'Rell article; asks where to send a rent check; mentions Walter Besout review of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc notice. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to Chatto & Windus
    1896 October 31
    APCS, 2 p.

    Encloses house rent check for first 6 months; gives Mr. Garth's address; requests that they respond to inquiries that he will not lecture again. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Will [Mantz], San Jose, CA, to Brother [ Samuel E. Moffett]
    1896 November 22
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks him and Mary Mantz Moffett for their kindness to his daughter; advises Moffett not to leave until sure of something better; says he must be vigilant over his expenses even if McKinley elected.

  • Box 3
    Will [Mantz], San Jose, CA, to Samuel E. Moffett
    1896 December 14
    ALS, 5 p.

    Discusses small amount spent on Christmas presents for Sam and "Mamie" ( Mary Mantz Moffett ) and a family misunderstanding; likes "the new mechanical arrangement in your Editorial columns."

  • Box 3
    Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1896 December 15
    TL (copy)

    Proposed new book to be only sold on subscription until after day of delivery to subscribes; and uniform edition to be sold by subscription only; suggests uniform edition will be ready in eighteen months because of need of new pictures and sale conditions.

  • Box 3
    Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1896 December 26
    TLS, 1 p.

    Suggests when Mark Twain contracts for a new publication that he reserves right for American Publishing Company to publish new work in uniform edition, which will keep costs and profits up.

  • Box 3
    Annie Moffett Webster, Fredonia, NY, to [ Samuel E. Moffett]
    1896 December 29
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks him for Christmas book and cards of "Sammy's"; visited Clara Dana for a card party and mentions other guests; inquires after his children.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1897 March 2
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks for invitation but declines since his bereavement is too recent. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 3
    Olivia L. Clemens, London, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1897 March 30
    ALS, 3 p.

    Thanks him for the flowers; mentions Mark Twain will be very happy to meet correspondent's sons tomorrow.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 3
    Olivia L. Clemens, Chelsea, London, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1897 April 6
    ALS, 3 p.

    Thanks him for copy of In Memoriam .] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, Chelsea, London, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1897 April 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    Busy at work on his book ( Following the Equator ); asks MacAlister to come see him instead; adds he would be too moved at seeing Miss Corelli whom he had last met with Susy. S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, London, to Frian Spurgeon
    [1897] April 27
    ALS, 2 p.

    Will not make any more engagements; has gone to work again because his departure was delayed; will dine will Mohavly Bell; says Spurgeon will enjoy hearing Max O'Rell. S.L.C.

  • Box 3
    Mark Twain, London, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1897 May 8
    ALS, 2 p.

    Will come to dine with him soon; says Olivia is somewhat ill; has decided to add South Africa to his book ( Following the Equator ), although book is almost done; expects to finish in 10 days. S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 3
    F. N. Doubleday to Frank E. Bliss
    1897 May 12
    TLS, 1 p.

    Discusses need to make plans to advertise Mark Twain and complete set of Twain's works; offers to help with new book in any way.

  • Box 3
    Arthur Burdett Frost, Convent, NJ, to Frank E. Bliss
    1897 May 19
    ALS, 2 p.

    Declines work on Mark Twain's book because of his present work load.

  • Box 4
    Annie Moffett Webster to Samuel E. Moffett
    1897 May 30
    ALS, 2 p.

    Had not thought he would write Mrs. Glover that Mr. Smith is "repairing the yard"; thanks him for kindness when she was in New York; enjoyed "Under the Red Robe" and the Aquarium very much.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1897 June 2
    ALS, 1 p.

    Accepts dinner invitation. S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Will [Mantz], San Jose, CA, to Samuel E. Moffett
    1897 June 10
    ALS, 2 p.

    Cover letter for receipts; sorry to hear Mamie ( Mary Mantz Moffett ) not well; asks whether Cheney has reported to Sam.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Chelsea, to Frank Marshall White, London
    1897 June 11
    APCS, 1 p.

    Inquires if carriage has room for his daughters; if so, they would be useful to him in noticing details. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Chelsea, to Frank Marshall White, London
    1897 June 12
    APCS, 1 p.

    Asks him to come down promptly to see if they can repair "damage which your cablegram has done me." S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Chelsea, to Chatto & Windus
    1897 June 26
    APCS, 1 p.

    Has more manuscript ( Following the Equator ) ready ; requests that the typewritten part be sent to Henry H. Rogers. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    [Chatto & Windus to Unknown]
    1897 June 30
    AN, 3 p.

    Note states corrected proofs of More Tramps Abroad are to be sent to Mr. Bliss with mentions of variations between English and American editions with list of omissions in Chatto & Windus's copy.

  • Box 4
    Frank E. Bliss to Unknown
    [1897 June]
    ANS, 1 p.

    Note concerns "renewal ad" for The Innocents Abroad placed in an agricultural paper.

  • Box 4
    Olivia L. Clemens to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1897 July 8
    ALS, 2 p.

    Writing for Mark Twain who is very busy; he had waited for MacAlister but missed him; invites him to visit.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, London, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1897 July 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    Declines to meet him at the Savage Club, which would be too social for him; says he is pressed for time and is working hard on a contract and with his American publisher. S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Switzerland, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1897 July 20
    ALS, 2 p.

    Sorry to have missed him; discusses ambivalence about missing a chance for a £10,000 lecture; mentions his and Olivia's comfort from reading In Memoriam ; advises MacAlister to get some rest; remember him to Mrs. Kelly. S.L.C.] (w/mourning env)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to Chatto & Windus
    1897 July 25
    ALS, 2 p.

    Complains strongly about printers and proofreaders correcting his punctuation; refers to proofs he is correcting. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Katherine I. Harrison to Mark Twain with ANS [1897 July 30] Mark Twain to Chatto & Windus
    1897 July 30
    TLS, 1 p.

    Henry H. Rogers has the $10,000 from Frank E. Bliss, who has the balance of the manuscript ( Following the Equator ). At bottom, ANS [1897 July 30] Mark Twain to Chatto & Windus states manuscript to be sent directly to Bliss and will not need to see manuscript if printers follow it exactly. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    B. West Clinedinst to American Publishing Company
    1897 August 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    Cover letter for a drawing for one of Mark Twain's books [unspecified].

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Weggis, Switzerland, to Francis H. Skrine, Isle of Man, Great Britain
    1897 August 22
    ALS, 4 p.

    Apologizes for mislaying his letter; mentions that Clara and Olivia respond to most of his correspondence when he is writing; will answer other mislaid letter; appreciates underwear he bought in London; is working on five books alternately and will finish the books one each every twelvemonth but will not publish two in his lifetime; hopes to meet him in Vienna; unable to join him on trip but will enjoy his book about it instead. S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery) (attached to large card)

  • Box 4
    Bainbridge Colby, New York, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1897 September 1
    TL, 7 p.

    Encloses statement of final settlement of the claims of creditors of Charles L. Webster & Company; with list of creditors and amount of claims.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, [Weggis, Switzerland], to R. Farquharson Sharp
    1897 September 3
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has made corrections but asks that "Autobiography", "Eye Openers", and "Screamers" be deleted; he put "Autobiography" out of print years before by destroying the plates; the other two he did not write; mentions Following the Equator now in press in England and America. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Weggis, Switzerland, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1897 September [7]
    ALS, 2 p.

    Hopes he is recuperating and sends best wishes to Mrs. Kelly; discusses English pronunciation of word "trait." S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Weggis, Switzerland, to Francis H. Skrine
    1897 September 10
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks for the cigars; mentions terrible August anniversaries concerned with Susy's death; leaving for Vienna September 19; sends regards to Mrs. Skrine. S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Weggis, Switzerland, to [Samuel R.] Crockett
    1897 September 17
    ALS, 3 p.

    Knows Cleg and will welcome him; sends him new address; sketches out some story ideas; invites him to visit in Vienna. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Chatto & Windus
    1897 September 29
    ALS, 1 p.

    Gives address for his mail but asks they not give the address away; all well but he has gout. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, [Vienna], to Unknown
    1897 October 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks for invitation to his wife and daughters but they will be unable to come. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to [Thomas S. Frisbie ]
    1897 October 25
    ALS, 1 p.

    Fragment. Praises artist on his composite photograph of Twain. M.T.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Thomas S. Frisbie
    1897 October 25
    ALS (facsimile), 1 p.

    Facetious commentary on a composite picture of a black man and boy driving a cart with a picture of Twain on a chair imposed on cart. M.T. With photograph.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Frank [E. Bliss]
    1897 November 3
    ALS (copy), 1 p.

    Sends him two of his maxims. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Francis H. Skrine
    1897 November 3
    ALS, 2 p.

    Glad to hear he is in Vienna; invites the Skrines to visit and dine with them.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to [Frank Marshall] White
    1897 November 4
    ALS, 1 p.

    Mailed the enclosed (not present) to Bliss; suggests methods of sending the item by cable; plans to attend session of the [Austrian] Parliament; includes text of cable sent to Bliss. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Bainbridge Colby, New York, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 November 9
    ALS, 3 p.

    Clarification of organization of list of creditors sent in letter of 1897 September 1 Bainbridge Colby to Henry H. Rogers.

  • Box 4
    Will [Mantz] to Brother [Samuel E. Moffett]
    1897 November 9
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses family news, real estate holdings, and finances.

  • Box 4
    B. West Clinedinst to Frank E. Bliss
    1897 November 11
    ALS, 1 p.

    Requests payment for work he is sending under separate cover.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to [Frank Marshall] White
    1897 November 28
    ALS, 3 p.

    Has sent article to The World , which requested the article before White; feels reporting Kasimir Badeni's resignation not worth the effort as it is a foregone conclusion; adds White's other request was merely a matter for reporters; sorry White's request did not come earlier. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Bainbridge Colby to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 7
    TL[S], 3 p.

    Encloses list of creditors' addresses not in Sept [1897] report and further clarifications; with enclosed list of creditor's addresses and list of sixteen creditors represented by Parker & Scudder.

  • Box 4
    Harper & Brothers to Henry H. Rogers
    1897 December 10
    TLS, 1 p.

    Cover letter for Harper & Brothers ' check for $2815.48 royalty payment sent to Henry H. Rogers at Olivia L. Clemens ' request.

  • Box 4
    Olivia L. Clemens, Vienna, to Charlemagne Tower
    [1897] December 24
    ALS, 2 p.

    Cover letter for gifts for the Tower children's stockings.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to Chatto & Windus
    [ca. 1897]
    ANS, 1 p.

    Cover note for some changes for Chatto & Windus to put on one of the front fly leaves. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, [London,] to Frank Marshall White, [London]
    [1897-98]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Requests more time for corrections and wishes to post something tomorrow if possible. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    [Mollie Stotts Clemens] to Pamela [Clemens Moffett]
    [ca. 1897]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Came across letter "with scores of others similar" and sends it to Pamela; suggests she do as she thinks best about the land; mentions Orion Clemens never said anything to Samuel after "this letter" about the land.

  • Box 4
    Will [Mantz], San Jose, CA, to Brother [ Samuel E. Moffett]
    1898 January 4
    ALS, 3 p.

    Thanks him for Mark Twain's latest books and glad to see picture of Moffett and Twain; discusses attempts to rent or sell Moffett's Berkeley real estate; encloses check for Moffett's mother and best wishes for New Year; mentions family news.

  • Box 4
    Olivia L. Clemens, Vienna, to Frank Marshall White
    1898 January 6
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks him on behalf of Mark Twain for the note; Twain was sorry that White's request for article on "the Reichrath's affair" came too late.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Olivia L. Clemens, Vienna, to Frank Marshall White
    1898 January 11
    ALS, 2 p.

    Mark Twain requests a confidential cable be sent to Samuel E. Moffett; says cabling from Vienna more expensive than from London; requests price of cable.] (mourning paper)

  • Box 4
    Olivia L. Clemens, Vienna, to Samuel E. Moffett, New York
    1898 January 14
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks him for review of Mark Twain's book ( Following the Equator ); is doing most of Twain's correspondence because Twain is busy working on writing projects; sends regards to family.] (w/env)

  • Box 4
    Annie Moffett Webster, Fredonia, NY, to [ Samuel E. Moffett]
    1898 January 22
    ALS, 3 p.

    Quotes letter she has received from Joseph L. Sheridan answering her request for names of lawyers; lawyer says she can receive the appraised value of the estate from the Hazelwood County clerk; asks him if she should write or would he rather do so.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Frank Marshall White
    1898 February 4
    ALS, 1 p.

    Requests him not to print the "Comedy" because it would hurt the copyright in England and America; comments on hard work of editing it. M.T.

  • Box 4
    Annie Moffett Webster, Fredonia, NY, to Samuel E. Moffett
    1898 February 5
    ALS, 1 p.

    Encloses a package of manuscripts for her brother to read and return at least part of them; asked "Syd" to write one of the lawyers; thinks unless he can get better terms they had better sign this contract.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Chatto & Windus
    1898 February 8
    ALS, 2 p.

    Bemoans fact that Chatto & Windus declined his proposed Dreyfus book; had not occurred to him that he could have the translating and researching done by Harper & Brothers ' house in London. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    A. Howard Ritter, Philadelphia, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 25
    TLS, 1 p.

    The Public Ledger of Philadelphia never received anything on Charles L. Webster & Company account but 2 checks totalling $12.90; asks for when and to whom checks were sent.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Chatto & Windus
    1898 February 26
    ALS, 3 p.

    Discusses corrections to be made to the "Afrikander paragraph" in Following the Equator and ways of keeping the paragraph in the book; requests copies of A Tramp Abroad ; suggests Bliss make postcards, not calendar, of maxims from The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson ; asks if Chatto & Windus may want to do this as well. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1898 March 12
    ALS, 3 p.

    Mentions great appreciation for MacAlister saying in the Times that Twain has worked himself out of debt; thanks him for all his past kindnesses in his time of trouble; mentions that he has regained his self-respect and is cheerful except when he thinks of Susy. S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Grant I. Rosenzweig, Kansas City, MO, to Mark Twain with A additions by Mark Twain 1898 March 14
    Physical Location: (in blue slipcase with "Concerning the Jews")
    ALS, 3 p.

    Asks him about anti-Semitism in Austria and in events described by Twain in the article, "Stirring times in Austria"; with corrections by Twain in preparation for publication in article "Concerning the Jews."

  • Box 4
    Bainbridge Colby, New York, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 March 22
    TLS, 1 p.

    Re addresses and information she requested.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to [Paul] Lindau
    1898 March 30
    ALS, 2 p.

    Will send him the books for Her Royal Highness; comments on the bindings of the books; enjoyed correspondent's brother Rudolf's visits very much. M.T.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Harper & Brothers, New York, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1898 May 18
    TLS, 1 p.

    Royalty check sent to Olivia L. Clemens for $1861.68 (through December.31, 1897).

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Kaltenleutgeben, Switzerland, to Unknown
    [1898] May 24
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks correspondent for offer to ship his books; has forgotten artist's address but gives address of the owner of the picture, who permitted the use of the picture for a post card. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    B. West Clinedinst to Frank E. Bliss
    1898 July 13
    ALS, 2 p.

    Will send him 2 pictures (oils) which are now nearly dry enough to send.

  • Box 4
    B. West Clinedinst, New York, to Frank E. Bliss
    1898 [July] 29
    ALS, 4 p.

    Has read Roughing It carefully and finds plenty of subjects for good illustrations; encloses list [not present] of possible subjects; suggests full page drawings for illustrations; comments on "the inquest scene" not humorous but interesting; describes possible illustration of Mark Twain on bucking bronco; offers to meet and discuss ideas; notes his change of address.

  • Box 4
    Alexander and Green, New York, to Henry H. Rogers, New York with 3 PDS
    1898 August 12
    ALS, 7 p.

    Cover letter for enclosed three "Satisfaction of Judgement" claims June 4 1895 from New York Supreme Court in Barrow versus Clemens actions for George Barrow, Elizabeth Barrow, and Rebecca Barrow. With three receipts from Elizabeth, George, and Rebecca Barrow, dated 1898 July 9.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Kaltenleutgeben, Switzerland, to Edward W. Bok
    1898 September 2
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has written several stories in past year, but which are inappropriate for Bok's family magazine; offers him "My Platonic Sweetheart" for a thousand dollars; if he does not want it, requests he mail it to Henry H. Rogers; says he found a misplaced letter he thought he sent explaining why Mrs. Selfridge has misunderstood him. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Edward W. Bok
    1898 October 10
    ALS, 3 p.

    Has written large part of his Autobiography but only works on it occasionally; feels it is too early to publish it, except as an occasional single chapter and it is inappropriate for a magazine; says editing for a book is different than for a magazine; Olivia edited and approved "My debut as a literary person" and suggested Bok use this article instead of "My platonic sweetheart" but he realized that Bok would need to edit it further and so did not mail it. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Edmund Kloieda
    1898 October 19
    ALS, 1 p.

    Declines lecture invitation; will only lecture once in the next year; when younger, had no distaste for lecturing, but now finds it difficult. M.T.

  • Box 4
    Brander Matthews, New York, to Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT
    1898 November 6
    ALS, 4 p.

    Acknowledges letter accepting his proposal to write Mark Twain biographical criticism for $300; first paragraph will be ready when he sees Bliss; would like any biographical material available, copyright dates of Twain books, and a set of Twain books published by Bliss; already has the full Harper set.

  • Box 4
    Brander Matthews, New York, to Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT
    1898 November 27
    ALS, 2 p.

    Cover letter for his introduction for Mark Twain's works; asks to see two sets of galley proofs so that a Columbia colleague may also check it; asks for check at Bliss's convenience.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to [Richard Watson Gilder], The Century
    [ante 1898 November]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Fragment. Says heading should be "From the London Times of 1904", which he thought of after mailing manuscript. S.L.C.] (mourning paper)

  • Box 4
    Brander Matthews, New York, to Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT
    1898 December 2
    ALS, 3 p.

    Acknowledges receipt of proofs of his Mark Twain article and check; discussion of best position for his introduction in the books.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to James L. Tuohey, England
    1898 December 7
    APCS, 1 p.

    "No, that isn't any matter." S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Kaltenleutgeben, Switzerland, to [Rudolf] Lindau
    [1898] December 14
    ALS, 4 p.

    Gives train schedule and proposed itinerary for his visit. S.L.C.] (mourning paper)

  • Box 4
    B. West Clinedinst to Frank E. Bliss
    1898 December 25
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has been ill with the flu which settled in his eyes and delayed finishing of the drawings (for Mark Twain book); has three drawings nearly finished and will start on the fourth soon.

  • Box 4
    Mollie Stotts Clemens to Samuel E. Moffett and Mary Mantz Moffett
    [1898]
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses Mark Twain and Olivia, who hope to be home next year; they received very kindly Dr. Lapsley, who had a letter of recommendation from Mollie Clemens; comments that Twain's poem about Susy was great comfort to her on Orion's death; mentions family news and that she is taking in boarders.] (mourning paper)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, to Chatto & Windus
    [1898?] June 28
    ALS, 4 p.

    Twain writes concerning English copyright law

  • Box 4
    [Mark Twain to Frank E. Bliss]
    [1899 January 1]
    ALS (copy), 1 p.

    Praises Brander Matthews ' introductory essay. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mollie Stotts Clemens to Samuel E. Moffett
    1899 [January] 23 "Sunday"
    ALS, 2 p.

    Came to Mrs. Couche's Thursday and wrote Moffett at home, but has had no reply; hopes no one is ill; at Piermont but does not know how to reach him; hopes all are well and does not want to be any trouble to them.

  • Box 4
    Klaw & Erlanger to Alf Hayman
    1899 February 2
    TLS, 1 p.

    Suggests Mark Twain's play "Is He Dead?" would fare better if revised by a dramatist.

  • Box 4
    W. G. Smyth, Smyth and Rice, New York, to Alf Hayman
    1899 February 6
    TLS, 1 p.

    Is returning Mark Twain play manuscript because it is not promising; would like other manuscript when Bill Harris returns it. "In Purgatory" written across letter.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Charles Dudley Warner
    1899 February 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    Hopes they will be back soon; expresses sorrow at passing of friends; wonders who the new American representative will be and speculates he is not rich; Olivia fairly well and managing business end of their affairs. M.T.

  • Box 4
    Alf Hayman, New York, to C. C. Rice
    1899 February 17
    TLS, 2 p.

    Comments on three plays by Mark Twain; not able to place "Bartel Turaser"; "In Purgatory" is in hands of William Harris who promises a decision soon; "Is he dead?" best of three; reluctant to return plays yet, may be able to place them. Refers to 1899 February. 2 Klaw & Erlanger to Alf Hayman.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Francis H. Skrine
    1899 March 9
    ALS, 2 p.

    If they were going to stay in London, he would gladly accept Skrine's offer; will refer anyone looking for a house to Skrine; likes the hotel they are staying in. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to John M. Hay
    1899 March 11
    ALS, 1 p.

    Requests he not mention Twain's scheme for a postal check. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    William Lyon Phelps, New Haven, CT, to Frank E. Bliss
    1899 March 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    Asks for circular on the new uniform edition of Mark Twain works; will be lecturing on Twain at Yale and would like to comment on this edition; his college class reads Adventures of Tom Sawyer in May.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Frank E. Bliss
    [1899 March 31]
    ANS, 1 p.

    Olivia wants Samuel E. Moffett of the New York Journal to write Twain biographical sketch from "these notes" and would like to check it before printing. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Brander Matthews, New York, to Frank E. Bliss
    1899 April 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    Has signed half of Mark Twain sheets and will ship by Adams Express, the other half to be sent next week.

  • Box 4
    Brander Matthews to Frank E. Bliss
    1899 April 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    Is sending the rest of signed Mark Twain prefaces.

  • Box 4
    Thure M. Thulstrup, New York, to Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT
    1899 April 17
    ALS, 2 p.

    Unhappy that his bill not yet paid, but Bliss may remove signed proofs from his studio all the same.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to [Percy] Spalding
    [1899 May 3]
    ANS, 1 p.

    The papers "duly executed" are enclosed. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery calling card)

  • Box 4
    William Lyon Phelps, New Haven, CT, to Frank E. Bliss
    1899 May 9
    ALS, 1 p.

    Explains he ordered Adventures of Tom Sawyer for his class but the Yale Co-op bought copies from a jobber elsewhere.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Vienna, to Percy Spalding
    1899 May 10
    ALS, 3 p.

    Thanks him for telegram; leaving for London to place daughter with Madam Marchesi for singing lessons; has said he is going to London for own business so that present teacher will not know until new engagement complete; asks for help in finding hotel in London and asks about Morley's Hotel in particular; details desired accommodations. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Frank E. Bliss to Samuel E. Moffett
    1899 May 11
    TL, 1 p.

    Dictated. Enclosing sketch (not present) Mark Twain wants Moffett to rewrite; is not sure where he'll put it in the new edition; requests he do it at the earliest convenience.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to Percy Spalding
    1899 May 24
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses London hotel reservations Spalding is getting for Clemens family ; mentions he had asked Emperor for an audience; discusses travel plans and accommodation needs. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, Broadstairs, England, to Chatto & Windus
    1899 June 4
    ALS, 3 p.

    Announces temporary change of address; has been unable to find Mrs. Spaulding's address; is staying at Broadstairs on orders from Clara's doctor; keeps quarters at the Prince of Wales Hotel; requests they not make addresses public (AN on env). S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, England, to [Alice Learned] Bunner, New London, CT
    1899 June 6
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has longtime commitment for a Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson maxim calendar; would not object if she uses another work for a calendar; does not think that Harper & Brothers or American Publishing Company would object; likes the silhouette and would not mind her using it; eager to return to America before next winter's snow begins. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, London, to "Dear Madam" with AN in unknown hand
    1899 June 11
    ALS, 1 p.

    Unable to attend meeting on 29th because of previous engagement; sympathizes with the cause. S.L.C. With AN at top in other hand: "From Mark Twain on W.S. meeting."

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to Unknown
    1899 June 21
    ALS, 1 p.

    Promises to look in on correspondent before leaving town. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, London, to Douglas Sladen
    [1899 July 7]
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks "authors" for honor they have offered him; regrets he will be leaving shortly and will not be in London for awhile so he cannot take advantage of it. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 4
    Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT, to Samuel E. Moffett
    1899 July 24
    ALS, 1 p.

    Glad Mark Twain pleased with sketch; had not set it in type yet because he was waiting for Twain's approval; requests he make a change in the copy to see if the correction is better than the original.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, London, to Frank E. Bliss
    1899 October 1
    ALS, 3 p.

    Has arrived in London and may stay until spring so that Jean can continue treatment; will complete application for copyright; Olivia acknowledges receipt of check; inquires what Harper & Brothers has to do with his English editors; let him know if Harper & Brothers does not object to Bliss using the "Jew article" ("Concerning the Jews") and will not stop him from adding a volume of short works to uniform edition; would prefer to give volume to McClure, which is really Harper & Brothers; suggests Bliss, if he needs to, go through McClure to get a concession from Harpers; expects no trouble though from Harper & Brothers. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, London, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1899 October 4
    ALS, 2 p.

    Declines invitation to the Savage Club because he plans to keep out of newspapers for six months; would like to visit him and his family at home; says he is ready to start writing. Signed S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, London, to [Percy Spalding ?]
    1899 October 16
    ALS, 2 p.

    Praises book on Major Noah; has not read beyond answer to North American Review ; hopes to use facts furnished by correspondent; says he knew Major Noah's eldest son in San Francisco; gives London address as Chatto & Windus. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, London, to Unknown
    1899 October 19
    ALS, 1 p.

    Understands now; had been deceived by Smythe's line; cannot lecture and does not expect to be on lecture platform again since he dislikes it. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to Tatlock
    [1899 ca. October]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Glad to hear news of Mrs. Tatlock's health; is house hunting. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Brander Matthews, New York, to Frank E. Bliss
    1899 November 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    Had the set of Mark Twain works here all the time but thought they were the sheets; thinks the page on [Life On] The Mississippi a bit crowded but feels it doesn't matter; will sign sheets this week.

  • Box 4
    Olivia L. Clemens, London, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1899 November [17]
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks him for another book; still is comforted by In Memoriam ; enjoyed visit with him; says Twain cannot remember the publishing story MacAlister referred to.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1899 November 24
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses whether Lord Leighton used the Kellgren massage system; asks for confirmation. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1899 December 1
    APCS, 1 p.

    Declines dinner invitation since many journalists would be present. S.L.C.

  • Box 4
    Olivia L. Clemens to Mrs. John Young Walker MacAlister
    1899 [ca. December 25]
    AN, 1 p.

    Christmas and New Year's wishes to the MacAlisters.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to Adela Goodrich-Freer
    1900 January 11
    ALS, 4 p.

    Answers her question on his books.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mary Stotts Clemens to Frank E. Bliss
    1900 January 30
    ANS, 2 p.

    Suggests canvassing in Ashland, Kentucky, would result in many sales in individual books and uniform sets of Mark Twain works.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 March 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    Speculation that Bovril might be the best customer for Plasmon. S.L.C.] (w/mourning env)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 March 8
    ALS, 5 p.

    Discusses his investment in Plasmon and Plasmon matters; would like a theater box; has declined an invitation from the Liberal Club; wants to have the publisher do the proof-reading; suggests title The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Sketches for new book; admits he was fooled by the "Greek" origin of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County story. M.T.] (w/mourning env)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 March 9
    ALS, 1 p.

    Discusses the way Bovril is obtained and his estimates of the cost to the company; thinks Bovril syndicate is not making a profit; adds Tatlock coming from Berlin in a week.] (w/env)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain, London, to Caspar Whitney
    [1900] March 9
    ALS, 1 p.

    Unable to write for Whitney because his writing is now committed for the next year or two. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 March 10
    ALS, 2 p.

    Asks him to send Heimberg to Lord George Hamilton's closest friend with suggestion of Plasmon for relieving famine in India at lower bulk and cost than millet. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 March 17
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses editing his two volume book and securing the British copyright; mentions Harper & Brothers sending him prints of illustrations for the book. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 4
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 March 23
    APCS, 1 p.

    Has not heard from Tatlock but if Butlers' offer is accepted he will help. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 March 24
    ALS, 2 p.

    Asks for packages of Plasmon and Virchow's pamphlets for distribution; visited House of Commons. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 April 2
    ALS, 1 p.

    Will try to bring money to him. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, London, to [C(aspar)] Whitney
    1900 April 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    Unable to say when he will be free from "mortgage upon my possible work" and so cannot make any promises. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, London, to Samuel E. Moffett
    [1900] April 23
    ALS, 3 p.

    Marked private. Says Jean's illness has been diagnosed as epilepsy; has told only two other people, Dr. Helmar and Susan Crane; she is under treatment of Heinrich Kellgren; wishes Moffett to interview Dr. Helmar and sends a list of questions (not present) to ask; wants him to take notes on interview using fictitious names; says Kellgren has promised to cure Jean; depends on Moffet to get all the information he can on and from Helmar. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, London, to Adela Goodrich-Freer
    1900 May 11
    ALS, 2 p.

    Would be delighted to visit her with Olivia, but the girls will be unable to come because of their studies; inquires for convenient date for visit. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Vaughan Kester to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1900 May 15
    ALS, 2 p.

    Re two clauses to be added to Adventures of Tom Sawyer dramatization contract; with copy of contract and carbon copy.

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    Olivia L. Clemens to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 June 10
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks him for box at Prince of Wales Theater; looking forward to seeing Mr. Harvey in the plays there; says Bram Stoker will send them tickets for the Lyceum; reports that Mark Twain has gone to Oxford; best wishes to his wife and ill son.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 June 11
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks for the box; reports Olivia has gout and inquires what she should do since she disobeys her doctors. M.T.] (w/mourning env)

  • Box 5
    Olivia L. Clemens to son of John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 June 20
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks him for tablets sent to her; hopes he is getting better himself; regards to his parents.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    John Young Walker MacAlister to Mark Twain with AN 1900 June 29 by Mark Twain
    1900 June 28
    TLS, 1 p.

    Says he is enclosing letter Bram Stoker's letter expressing his opinion on the hypothetical play; since Penley has not submitted his offer, suggests that he go with Cyril Maude. At bottom of letter, AN 1900 June 29 from Mark Twain agrees with MacAlister and returning Bram Stoker's letter to him as requested. M.T.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to Unknown
    [ca. 1900 June 28 -October 6]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Knows nothing about Dow machine; advises him to get full information before investing; accepts dinner invitation.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 [July 1]
    APCS, 1 p.

    Declines invitation; says family moving and he has a prior engagement. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 July 5
    APCS, 1 p.

    Sends regrets. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 August 1
    APCS, 1 p.

    Re his health. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 August 17
    APC, 1 p.

    Unable to visit because he had to call on widow of someone who had died suddenly.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 August 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    Declines offer because of family's day of mourning for Susy. With AN on envelope inviting MacAlister to visit. S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    [Mark Twain to Frank Fuller]
    [1900 August]
    AN, 1 p.

    Requests him to check spelling on ship names. No signature.] (w/mourning env)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, London, to [W. H.] Helm
    1900 September 17
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks for a complimentary review he had written; packing for move back to America; compares removals and funerals and is tired of attending them. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 September 19
    ALS, 2 p.

    Cannot write for Lloyds Christmas number because his contracts debar him; wants the MacAlisters to visit them; discusses an aphorism on intolerance. M.T.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 September 24
    ALS, 2 p.

    Invites him and family for dinner Monday as the Clemenses are moving; asks him to safe-guard a play and typed manuscript; wants MacAlister to represent him in some financial matters. S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 September 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    Asks MacAlister to represent him in some financial matters; will be sailing for America October 6. S.L.C.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 September 27
    ALS, 1 p.

    Says he is using all his influence with God on MacAlister's behalf. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    [Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister]
    [1900 September]
    AL (photocopy), 3 p.

    Discusses London hotels with humorous specific complaints and exaggeration; plans to sail on "The Minnehaha" on Saturday.

  • Box 5
    Olivia L. Clemens, S.S. Minnehaha, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 October 6
    ALS, 2 p.

    Says goodbye with warm thanks and good wishes to the MacAlisters.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 October 16
    ALS, 3 p.

    Reports no seasickness except for the maid, whom they treated with Plasmon; notes that Plasmon given to ill patient by ship's surgeon; discusses Plasmon business. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Hotel Earlington, New York, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 October 27
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses the Plasmon company in America and in England; says Henry H. Rogers agrees with him; says Dr. Cook very capable; thinks they have a furnished house for a year. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 [October 31]
    ALS, 2 p.

    Asks for London and Berlin reports; says Plasmon factory will be on famous Briar Cliff dairy farm. Written on printed testimonial for Plasmon. M.T.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to [William W.] Ellsworth
    [1900] November 2
    ALS, 1 p.

    Agrees to December 4 for Aldine [Club], with no reporters present. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    John Townsend Trowbridge, Arlington, MA, to Society of American Authors
    1900 November 14
    ALS, 3 p.

    Regrets he will be unable to attend "festival" and pay tribute to Mark Twain; praises Twain highly.

  • Box 5
    President, Harper & Brothers, New York, to Mark Twain
    1900 November 14
    TL (copy), 1 p.

    Confirms verbal agreements of exclusive serial rights to Twain's articles and exclusive publishing rights to any books for a one year period and details of royalty payments and advertising agreements until January 1 1902.

  • Box 5
    William Gillette, Baltimore, to Mark Twain with ALS [1900] November 16 Mark Twain to Henry H. Rogers
    1900 November 15
    ALS, 3 p.

    Discusses royalty payments for a dramatization of Adventures of Tom Sawyer as suggested by [Charles] Frohman; offer comparable to Richard Carvell agreement; fee would be split between Twain and dramatizer; has suggested Twain get a percentage of gross receipts. On verso, ALS [1900] November 16 Mark Twain to Henry H. Rogers asks him to look over offer, says he will sign it, and questions possibility of time limit on Adventures of Tom Sawyer dramatization but not on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn dramatization. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to Poultney Bigelow, New York
    1900 November 20
    APCS, 1 p.

    In German. Hears he is home already; asks if it is suitable to visit right away. M.T.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 December 5
    ALS, 4 p.

    Apologizes for ignoring registered letter; discusses Plasmon and its financing; says he has been sick in bed; will be giving his last lecture for the season on December. 12. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to Irving Bacheller
    1900 December 14
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks him very much for book; says he has replied to thirty-eight other letters today and this is the first one he has enjoyed writing. M.T.] (morning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to [Elizabeth] Evans
    [1900] December 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks her for example of "Filipino" workmanship; has not seen either Mr. Bass or Mr. Patterson. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to Clarence F. Forrest
    [1900] December 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks him and "the Committee" for their invitation but is unable to accept. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1900 December 31
    ALS, 4 p.

    Has received check from MacAlister; compliments him on business success; reports he is very busy with letters and speeches; says they are very lucky to have their large house; fumes about war in Philippines; encloses newspaper clipping (present). M.T.

  • Box 5
    Solon Robinson, Jamestown, TN, to Mark Twain with AN 1901 January 9 Mark Twain to Samuel E. [Moffett]
    1901 January 9
    ALS, 1 p.

    Wishes to locate heirs of Dr. John Clemens, Jr., a nephew of Twain's father. In AN at bottom, Twain asks Samuel E. Moffett to respond if he wishes. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Franklin G. Whitmore, Hartford, CT, to Mark Twain with AN Mark Twain to Henry H. Rogers
    1901 January 9
    TL, 1 p.

    Re Pratt & Whitney Company claim of debt owed for Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company; had supposed account had been closed; will check contract if Mark Twain would like; will send notices of Twain articles in North American Review if wanted; enclosing some letters. In AN to Henry H. Rogers, Twain says he sent Pratt & Whitney Company letter back to Pratt & Whitney; haven't heard from them.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to George A. Gates
    1901 January 21
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    Believes he is not able to answer part of Gates's speech and adds that the last paragraph of speech accurate picture of country. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to Sarah Holland Godfrey, Chicago
    1901 January 21
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    Says "The Alonzo Child" was the last steamboat he served on and that the boat later went into Confederate service; returned home on the "A.T. Lacey," missing the Memphis blockade by only a couple hours. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to Andrew Langdon, Buffalo, NY
    1901 January 21
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    Discusses a sculptor's name he does not recognize; sorry he missed Langdon's call; says Olivia and Clara are in D.C. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to J[ames] B. Pond, New York
    1901 January 21
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    About autographing volumes for Churchill. M.T.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to Robert N. Stanley, Highland Park, CT
    1901 January 21
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    Appreciates his pleasant words; believes things he has been saying are in the hearts of the nation's intelligent men but does not expect them to speak out publicly except when in the majority. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to W. T. Stead, London
    1901 January 21
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    Afraid Croker may not be dethroned; permits use of German chapter in his Annual but Stead will still need Chatto's permission. S.L.C.

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    Mark Twain, New York, to Ike Stern, Keokuk, IA
    1901 January 21
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    Regretfully declines invitation. S.L.C.

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    Mark Twain, New York, to E. T. Abbott, Duluth, MN
    1901 January 22
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    Thanks for newspaper clippings; remarks on advantage of knowing what the pulpit thinks of him. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to John T. Devine, Washington, DC
    1901 January 22
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    If they had heard from him in time, they would gladly have stayed with him. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to Edmund B. Kirby, Roseland, BC
    1901 January 22
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    Thanks for appreciation of his books and his expression of outspoken support and approval for Mark Twain's "Red Cross" blast. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to James W. Pryor, New York
    1901 January 22
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    Thanks for sending "those proofs" which he found instructive and entertaining. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to Mrs. Ira L. Smith
    [1901 January]
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    The Library of Literature is wrong and Review of Reviews is correct that he was born in Florida, Missouri. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to Franklin G. Whitmore, Hartford, CT
    [1901 January.]
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    Re street sprinkling tax. Initialed

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to Dr. [Channing H.] Cook
    [1901] February 4
    ALS, 1 p.

    Requests him to send several pounds of unspecified food to Katherine I. Harrison, who will eat part and distribute the rest to friends; will come soon. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    L. B. Morgan, Pratt & Whitney Company, to Mark Twain
    1901 March 7
    TLS, 1 p.

    Requests that Twain pay debt for work done on Paige Compositor.

  • Box 5
    Franklin G. Whitmore to Mark Twain with AN on verso n.d. Mark Twain to Henry H. Rogers
    1901 March 9
    TLS, 1 p.

    Re Pratt & Whitney Company bill.

  • Box 5
    W. M. Storrs, Pratt & Whitney Company, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1901 March 13
    TLS, 1 p.

    Cover note for itemized bill of their account against Mark Twain

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1901 March 24
    ALS, 2 p.

    Giving note of introduction to Col. Harvey, president of Harper & Brothers; invited to cross by both Harvey and Rogers, with whom he would prefer to go, but cannot get away. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to R[ichard] U[nderwood] Johnson, New York
    [1901 March 31]
    APCS, 1 p.

    Pleased with poem ["The White Man's Burden"]; thanks him for book; will be coming to consult "the bound Century." M.T.

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    W. M. Storrs, Pratt & Whitney Company, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1901 April 12
    TLS, 1 p.

    Encloses duplicate invoice re Mark Twain's outstanding account with Pratt & Whitney Company; with 2 duplicate invoices and worksheet detailing labor hours billed.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to Rudolf Lindau
    1901 April 24
    TLS, 3 p.

    Says family, now in better health, enjoyed hearing from him; has not been working because of "too much speech-making"; has been criticizing American missionaries in China and is in trouble with the clergy and others; has been looking for summer house in Adirondacks; recounts anecdote about Emperor Wilhelm and Lindau; apologizes for dictating the letter but has too much correspondence to do otherwise. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1901 April 24
    TLS, 2 p.

    Suggests he visit America; discusses Plasmon's successes; glad that they were not bought out by the Plasmon Syndicate; wishes to be remembered to the Bergheims. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York, to Henry Stockbridge, Baltimore
    1901 April 24
    TLS, 1 p.

    Thanks him for sermon; will be meeting with a group of clergymen and says correspondent has supplied text for his talk: "the inability of the clerical profession to either quote correctly or even speak the truth off-hand." S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    W. M. Storrs, Pratt & Whitney Company, to Mark Twain, Hartford, CT
    1901 April 24
    TLS, 2 p.

    Re account settlement with Pratt & Whitney Company.

  • Box 5
    John E. Borne to Henry H. Rogers with TL copy
    1901 April 26
    TLS, 9 p.

    Re interest charged to Charles L. Webster & Company by Mount Morris Bank by former bank managers. Enclosed copy (TL) of L. M. Schwan to John E. Borne re Webster business with Mount Morris Bank with copies of Webster accounts at the Mount Morris Bank.

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    L. B. Morgan, Pratt & Whitney Company, Hartford, CT, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1901 May 9
    TLS, 1 p.

    Re settlement for Mark Twain's account with Pratt & Whitney Company.

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    Urban H. Broughton, New York, to Katherine I. Harrison, New York
    1901 May 13
    TLS, 1 p.

    Re Mark Twain's account with Pratt & Whitney Company.

  • Box 5
    Franklin G. Whitmore, Hartford, CT, to Mark Twain
    1901 May 23
    TLS, 4 p.

    Results of his research into Twain's Pratt & Whitney Company account and his recollections of the matter.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to Henry H. Rogers
    [1901] June 3
    ALS, 1 p.

    Cover note for business material. S.L.C.] (on 1/2 envelope [Franklin G.] Whitmore to Mark Twain )

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    Mark Twain, New York, to [Emma Beach] Thayer
    [1901] June 5
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has no desire to be president; sends regrets to her mother that they are unable to accept her invitation but they are packing for the summer move. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    C. L. Cornell, Pratt & Whitney Company, Hartford, CT, to Mark Twain
    1901 June 17
    TLS, 2 p.

    Asks his personal attention to Pratt & Whitney Company claim.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to [Frank] Fuller
    1901 June 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    Enjoyed his book, which took him back 50 years; encloses scheme for "drawing 'signed' ogres" (not present); thinks Aldrich may want to try it. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Clara Clemens to Samuel E. Moffett
    1901 July [23]
    ALS, 2 p.

    Mark Twain will pay his share of the expenses of going to Tennessee and wishes him luck; enjoying stay in the mountains.] (w/mourning envelope) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1901 August 27
    ALS, 4 p.

    Discusses Plasmon; mentions he is following Henry H. Rogers ' advice on other investments; has been writing for pleasure; refused offer to write for a magazine; has returned from yatching trip with Henry H. Rogers; is renting a large house in Ampersand; reports details of publishing contracts for new editions of his books. M.T.] (w/mourning env)

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    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to Edmund Clarence Stedman, New York
    1901 October 8
    ALS, 2 p.

    Says Mr. Dodge gave him a lift up the hill and promised to visit soon; hopes to have friendly neighbors because he and Olivia like company; will read Stedman's poem and hopes to see him soon. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to [William Webster] Ellsworth
    [1901 October 15]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Fascinated by project but decided against it because of possible misinterpretation. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Olivia L. Clemens, Riverdale, NY, to Will M. Clemens
    [1901-1903 October]
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thought her daughter had written him before; says Mark Twain is refusing requests for interviews because he feels everything of interest has been said about his life already.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to Unknown
    [1901-1903]
    ANS, 1 p.

    Requests that Clara's maid, bearer of this letter, be allowed to unpack Clara's trunk for her. M.T. and S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to Clara Clemens
    [1902 January 1]
    AL, 2 p.

    Asks if he should send a picture of "a picture of "a proud and haughty Russian" ( Ossip Gabrilowitsch ); hopes she will be well soon from measles; AN at bottom asks [Susan Crane] to read letter to Clara.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to [Elisabeth] Marbury
    [1902] February 10
    ALS, 2 p.

    Asks if she would help recover a ring from the theater at which "A Gentleman of France" matineed; says Olivia lost the ring there but got no response from the box office; was not able to get away to see her in person to make request. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Royal Poinciana, Palm Beach, FL, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1902 March 17
    ALS, 3 p.

    Discusses selling his Plasmon stock; named a director of the American Plasmon Company; setting off to meet Henry H. Rogers in Miami for West Indies cruise. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to [Robert Underwood] Johnson
    1902 April 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    Comments nothing objectionable in unspecified forthcoming article; undecided on summer plans; if staying in America, will travel to Missouri to accept honorary degree from University of Missouri. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 5
    Olivia L. Clemens, Riverdale, NY, to Unknown
    1902 April 24
    ALS, 2 p.

    Mark Twain does not have old photographs to send per correspondent's request but is sending an autographed photograph and hopes it will do.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, York Harbor, ME, to Unknown
    1902 August 29
    ALS, 2 p.

    Regrets he cannot accept invitation to speak but because of Olivia's precarious state of health he is not making out of town engagements; complains about the Postal system. S.L.C.] (mounted on card)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, York Harbor, ME, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1902 September 6
    ALS, 5 p.

    Hopes to move Olivia, who is now improving, to Elmira soon; wishes to be elected a Plasmon director at New York meeting in October.; sympathizes with him in his illness; offers remedy; relates how others took remedy only when he charged for it; "the human race is just a fool"; discusses his agreements with Harper's for articles and payment; has a finished article for Harper's which he send also to Lloyd's ; if MacAlister does sell it to Lloyd's , please use the money to buy passage to America; will send it if Jean types it. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1902 September 23
    ALS, 1 p.

    Asks he put aside "Amended Obituaries" for now; has withdrawn it from Harper's also; reports that Olivia gravely ill with heart disease. M.T.

  • Box 5
    Henry Wise, Banoctan, Union, P.I., to Mark Twain
    1902 October 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    Apologizes for his presumption in his two previous letters; wishes to obtain a copy of Roughing It and would appreciate any help.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, New York City, to Edward W. Bok
    1902 October 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    Wishes he could but is barred by existing contracts. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1902 October 18
    ALS, 2 p.

    Gives permission to publish "Amended Obituaries" article; says Olivia is feeling much better; reports that her heart problem apparently disappeared but has nervous prostration; describes her condition and dependence on Clara and a trained nurse; adds that there will be a birthday banquet for him in New York in November. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to Magnus Gross
    [1902] November 4
    ALS (photocopy), 1 p.

    Declines invitation because he has too much work. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to Edward W. Bok
    1902 November 22
    LS,1 p.

    Bok may wait awhile since he is not considering breaking with Harper's but if he should be willing "to talk Christmas story" with Bok. S.L.C. in other hand

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to Percy Spalding
    1902 December 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    Discusses book he is writing on Christian Science; "chief writer of the cult" wants to write rejoinder and have it in book; Twain does not object; book will be out in end of March or mid April; request proofs from Harper & Brothers; says Olivia a little better. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to Henry H. Rogers
    post 1903 January 2
    A Draft, 1 p.

    Draft for telegram re John T. Lewis's retirement; AN in corner says telegram not sent for lack of gravity. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to [Herbert E.] Bowen
    1903 January 4
    ALS, 1 p.

    Comments that the uncorrected proof sent him has cost him four hours work, three hours more than a corrected proof would have required; requests larger margins on proofs for corrections; will try to make report resemble a speech he has forgotten. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to Frank E. Bliss
    post 1903 January 9
    ALS, 2 p.

    Bliss can send advance; Henry H. Rogers says Bliss has nothing to fear from Harper & Brothers and that Bliss can come to him for help; Olivia and Jean doing well. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to unidentified recipient
    [1903] January 14
    ALS, 2 p.

    Responds to criticisms that his short story "Was it heaven or hell?" implied that lying was excusable under some circumstances by relating an incident in which his bedridden wife was not told about the critical illness of a daughter. The letter is accompanied by tear sheets of the story from Harpers Magazine and an obituary for Jean Clemens.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to [Frederick A. Duneka ]
    1903 February
    ANS, 1 p.

    Fragment. Tells him to put in his conclusion to Christian Science .

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain to Secretary of the Plasmon Syndicate
    [1903] April 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    Request to transfer half of his Plasmon Founders Shares to John Young Walker MacAlister. Witnessed and signed by Olivia L. Clemens. (Originally enclosed in ALS 1903 April 7 and May 8 Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister ) S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Riverdale, NY, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1903 April 7 and May 8
    ALS, 8 p.

    Glad to receive his letter; recounts how he mistakenly thought they had over-spent the family budget and what a shock this mistake gave him; reports Olivia is still very ill and is treated very delicately; plans to take her to Italy on doctors' orders; apologizes for not sending letter; has been very sick for a month; says he met with the Bergheims; is transferring shares to MacAlister; thanks him for past generosity; authorizations enclosed; reports on Henry H. Rogers, who has appendicitis; says Jean has measles and Olivia improving. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 5
    Peter Fenelon Collier Company to Mark Twain
    1903 May 28
    TL, 1 p.

    Proposes to publish set of Mark Twain books from new plates with no restrictions on other editions of his books, save minimum price; offers royalty terms, a guaranteed payment, and option to buy back the plates.

  • Box 5
    [Mark Twain], Riverdale, NY, to Henry H. Rogers
    1903 June 25
    ALS, 5 p.

    Discusses negotiations with American Publishing Company to market Hillcrest edition sets, disposal of old single editions, and Twain payment to American Publishing Company upon signing of contract; discusses negotiation with Collier's to sell sets by subscription and Harper & Brothers ' to sell to trade; mentions business discussion with Frederick A. Duneka; enjoyed visit with Rogers. "Billy's friend Dr. Rice"

  • Box 5
    Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT, to Mark Twain
    1903 June 27
    TLS, 2 p.

    Discusses various proposals re sale of Hillcrest edition, uniform sets, agreements with Harper & Brothers and Mr. Collier, sale of plates to Twain, proposed Collier edition, contract with American Publishing Company and Olivia L. Clemens, royalties and other business matters.

  • Box 5
    F. N. Doubleday to Unknown
    1903 June 30
    TD, 2 p.

    Report on Peter F. Collier and Robert J. Collier and their business; with autograph cover note from F. N. Doubleday; with Bradstreets "stamp" on back, addressed to Double & Page, August. 11, 1903.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Edward W. Bok
    1903 July 8
    ALS, 1 p.

    Bok will need to come to Quarry Farm for photographs since he will be there for next six weeks. S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Edward W. Bok
    1903 July 17
    ALS, 1 p.

    Pictures of the Clemens' longtime summer house are finished; will sail for Italy in October; encloses brief explanations for the pictures (not present). S.L.C.

  • Box 5
    Mark Twain, [Elmira, NY], to Edward W. Bok
    1903 July 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    Asks he edit out words (in photograph captions) which state John T. Lewis had been a slave before the war because he had not been; requests chance for Olivia to edit captions before publication. S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to "The Stockholders of the American Publishing Company " with A additions
    1903 July
    TDS, 4 p.

    Proposal to maximize profits from publication of editions of Mark Twain books.

  • Box 6
    Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT, to F. N. Doubleday, New York
    1903 August 17
    TLS, 1 p.

    Sends inventory of stock of old editions of Mark Twain, with autograph note stating number recently bound.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, [Elmira, NY], to Edward W. Bok
    1903 September 1
    ALS, 1 p.

    Likes Marr's photographs very much; requests copies be sent to two of his correspondents whom he has never met. S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1903 September 12
    TLS, 1 p.

    Re business concerning Mark Twain and his books.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Quarry Farm, Elmira, NY, to Edward W. Bok
    1903 September 19
    ALS, 2 p.

    Request 33 of the Marr photographs when lawful for them to be released; asks he be billed at the usual discount for "orphans and authors"; will be leaving soon for New York City and Italy; if Marr is the one who will furnish photographs, please forward list (not present) to Marr. S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Olivia L. Clemens, Elmira, NY, to William V. Alexander
    1903 September 26
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks him for noticing the error in list of photos requested and requested correction.

  • Box 6
    Olivia L. Clemens, Riverdale, NY, to Edward W. Bok
    1903 September 26
    ALS, 3 p.

    They will be at the Grosvenor in New York from October 15; appreciates him breaking his rule for them; will be careful not to let photographs end up where they might be reproduced; friends have inquired about copies and when they will appear in the Ladies Home Journal ; they both thank him for the pictures.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to [Edwin Pond] Parker with ANS from Edwin Pond Parker
    1903 October 14
    ALS, 2 p.

    Jokes about letter correspondent sent him; considers account better than Hawthorne's account; Olivia now reading it; Olivia able to travel with special stewardess and Katy Leary. ANS on verso from Edwin Pond Parker explaining Twain opening sentence which was in jest.

  • Box 6
    George W. Reeves, William H. Hoyt & Company, to Mark Twain, New York
    1903 October 19
    TLS, 1 p.

    Re Charles Gardiner's option to buy "Hillcrest" at Tarrytown.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to George W. Reeves
    1903 October 20
    TL (copy), 1 p.

    Turned over his power of attorney to Henry H. Rogers to handle his business. Typed signature S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    George W. Reeves to Mark Twain
    1903 October 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    Wishes to settle business before Mark Twain leaves; sorry any confusion remains.

  • Box 6
    [Mark Twain] to William H. Hoyt & Company
    1903 October 20
    TL, 1 p.

    Authorizes real estate firm to manage his Tarrytown property while he is abroad.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, New York, to Robert Underwood Johnson
    [1903] October 21
    APCS, 1 p.

    Will come if he can but doubts he can so close to their sailing time; asks him to send photo and magazine to his ship. M.T.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, New York, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1903 October 22
    ALS, 1 p.

    About to embark for Italy for a year with Olivia who is a little better; will be living at Villa Reale di Quarto. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    George W. Reeves, William H. Hoyt & Company, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1903 October 23
    TLS, 1 p.

    Offers help; encloses tax bill for Mark Twain's Tarrytown property.

  • Box 6
    George W. Reeves, William H. Hoyt & Company, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1903 October 27
    TLS, 1 p.

    Re needed repairs on stable roof and dwelling at Mark Twain's Tarrytown property.

  • Box 6
    [Mark Twain to Unknown]
    [1903 October]
    T Memo, 1 p.

    Re George W. Reeves ' alleged attempts to gouge commission and payment for leasing Hillcrest.

  • Box 6
    George W. Reeves, William H. Hoyt & Company, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1903 November 4
    TLS, 1 p.

    Unable to collect rent unless house repairs are completed.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister with ANS from Mark Twain
    1903 November 17
    ALS, 3 p.

    Comments on dividend received from MacAlister; says Olivia was improving until she was burnt by accident; reports on his trip and the villa; discusses an introduction to Mr. Biaggi. ANS on envelope says to send draft to Henry H. Rogers. M.T. and S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Florence, Italy, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1903 December 1
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has already asked Henry H. Rogers to put his surplus into stocks; cannot invest in Lysoform but wishes he could; liked Mr. Biaggi. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    William Evarts Benjamin, New York, to Henry H. Rogers, New York
    1903 December 10
    TLS, 1 p.

    Re repairs of Hillcrest, shiftiness of George W. Reeves, and possible sale of property.

  • Box 6
    George W. Reeves, William H. Hoyt & Company, to William Evarts Benjamin
    1903 December 11
    TLS, 2 p.

    Re commission for renting or selling Hillcrest.

  • Box 6
    William Evarts Benjamin to Henry H. Rogers
    1903 December 12
    TLS, 1 p.

    Re George W. Reeves ' commission and financial situation and possibility of hiring a different agent.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Florence, Italy, to Mary Mapes Dodge
    1903 December 18
    ALS (photocopy), 4 p.

    Discusses Olivia's poor health and setback; wishes they had not come to Florence as the doctors suggested for her. S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Florence, Italy, to E .B. Caulfield
    1903 n.d.
    ALS, 2 p.

    Asks him if the New York Sun report is true that Maurice Hewlett spending winter in Florence and if so, would like his address.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1904 March 25
    ALS, 2 p.

    Expresses sorrow for his loss; mentions Thomas Bailey Aldrich lost his son after a long illness; looks forward to seeing Miss Merion; discusses weather; encloses newspaper clipping about famine in India (present). M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1904 April 7
    ALS, 4 p.

    Enjoyed visit of MacAlister's brother; still watching Olivia; working on his Autobiography two hours a day and two long novels not to be finished for a while; discusses financial dealings. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Unknown
    [ante 1904 April 24]
    ALS, 2 p.

    They cannot attend correspondent's marriage but hopes it will be as long and happy as his has been; asks to be remembered to correspondent's parents whom he knew long before correspondent was born. S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1904 April 25
    ALS, 3 p.

    Describes Olivia's recent decline and says she is very ill. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    [Mark Twain] to Olivia L. Clemens
    [1904] April
    ALS, 1 p.

    Sends a quote and a poem from "that quaint darling", 6 year old Marjorie Fleming. "Y"

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1904 June 17
    Telegram

    "Clara slowly recovering, the rest well. Clemens"

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to [Mr. and Mrs.] Spalding with ANS
    1904 June 21
    PLS, 1 p.

    Printed acknowledgement of sympathy expressed for Olivia's death with autograph note conveying thanks. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister with ANS
    1904 June 22
    PLS, 1 p.

    Printed acknowledgement of sympathy expressed for Olivia's death with ANS saying that they sail June 28. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to Ellen [O'Neil]
    1904 July 16
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks for roses sent on Olivia's death by correspondent and "John", whom Olivia considered good friends. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to Mrs. Charles Warren Stoddard with ANS
    1904 July 28
    PLS, 1 p.

    Printed acknowledgement of sympathy expressed for Olivia's death with autograph note conveying thanks. M.T.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Frederick Dielmann, Jamestown, RI, to Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, CT
    1904 August 16
    APCS, 1 p.

    Picture almost complete and to be sent very soon.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to Isabel V. Lyon
    1904 August 17
    ALS, 2 p.

    Asks her to write rent check for New York house; will get another checkbook tomorrow; asks her to tell Jean of good report of the progress he heard from Clara and about her activities; will be staying over at Mr. Broughton's. S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Frederick Dielmann, St. Louis, MO, to Frank E. Bliss
    1904 September 6
    ALS, 1 p.

    Acknowledges receipt of check.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1904 October 27
    ALS, 2 p.

    Shocked to hear of Samuel Bergheim's death; adds he has a house for three years; says Clara and Jean away and he is lonesome. M.T.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, New York, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1904 November 9
    ALS, 3 p.

    Mourns loss of Olivia; mentions Clara's illness and prescribed isolation; says Jean is in the country; describes moving into new house, with Katy as housekeeper; discusses Plasmon matters. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to Unknown with A Memo by Isabel V. Lyon
    1904 November 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks correspondent for letter. S.L.C. With AN by Isabel V. Lyon saying letter was a form letter to be used to acknowledge receipt of book or published article.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Riverside, NY, to [Magnus Gross]
    [1904] n.d.
    ALS (photocopy), 1 p.

    Declines invitation because of wife's health. S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Isabel V. Lyon to Unknown
    [post 1904]
    AN, 1 p.

    Note explaining unidentified letter; says Mark Twain went to the Gilder cottage in Tyringham when lonely and whenever he had an excuse.

  • Box 6
    Peter Newell, Leonia, NJ, to Frank E. Bliss
    1905 January 12
    ALS, 1 p.

    Sending the box of prints via Wells Fargo; thanks him for The Innocents Abroad .

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, New York, to William Livingstone Alden
    1905 January 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks him for chance to read his article which he enjoyed; remarks on courage to express unpopular view; would have written sooner but in bed with gout and bronchitis for six weeks.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1905 February 20
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses why he cannot allow the use of his Plasmon testimony for English Plasmon Company; mentions law suit. M.T.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Dublin, NH, to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1905 July 16
    ALS, 4 p.

    Sorry that he and wife not well; says that Clara is still in isolation in Connecticut and Jean permitted to visit; describes house and neighbors on New Hampshire; has been writing. M.T.] (w/env)

  • Mark Twain to Frederick A. Duneka
    [1905 October 12] Sun
    ALS, 2 p.

    Responds to request for information on his summer activities; says information can be used by Duneka and other reporters as necessary.] (In brown folder with "Yes, I have tried a number of summer homes")

  • Box 6
    Katy Leary to Mark Twain with AN from Mark Twain
    1905 October 18
    ALS, 2 p.

    Will have his room all fixed up; says Clara is like her old self. With AN at top from Mark Twain about Katy.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1905 October 19
    ALS, 2 p.

    Thanks him for thoughtfulness about his wish to offer condolences on [Henry] Irving's death; says Clara in New York and Jean will be there November 1; will join them there when everything all settled; reports Clara's health almost entirely restored. M.T. (Originally included ALS 1905 October Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch to Mark Twain )] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    M. R. Hittichson to Mark Twain with ANS verso [1905] October 25 Mark Twain to Isabel V. Lyon with AN n.d. Isabel V. Lyon
    1905 October 24
    Telegram

    Asks when he can supply theatrical sketch described in letter of 11th. With ANS [1905] October 25 Mark Twain to Isabel V. Lyon asking her to say he is unable to do it. S.L.C. With AN by Isabel V. Lyon saying telegram was one of several similar requests coming daily for Twain.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Fairhaven, MA, to Isabel V. Lyon
    1905 October 25
    ALS, 1 p.

    Asks her to deposit $200 to Clara's credit; will return to New York on the next day. S.L.C.] (w/mourning env)

  • Box 6
    Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch to Mark Twain
    1905 [October]
    ALS, 1 p.

    Fragment. Describes her house; looks forward to seeing him; mentions debts and [Henry] Irving's death. (Originally enclosed in ALS 1905 October 19 Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister )

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, New York, to Robert Bacon
    1905 November 28
    ALS, 1 p.

    Will forward him some documents on the Congo; the matter is in John Morley's hands in England, who will push the matter along until America gets involved. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to Robert Reid with ANS 1905 December Robert Reid to "Robert Bobby 2' " [Robert E. Reid]
    [1905] November 28
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses his 70th birthday celebration and why he was not able to invite Reid. S.L.C. With ANS Robert Reid re his thoughts on Twain's letter.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, New York, to Robert Bacon
    1905 December 6
    ALS, 2 p.

    More on Congo reform matter; thinks British government asked the American government to join in Congo reform matters; mentions his friends in English cabinet to be. S.L.C. "Oldest person in America"] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, New York, to John Young Walker MacAlister with ANS from Mark Twain
    1905 December 6
    Printed Card, 2 p.

    Printed thank you letter to his friends for birthday wishes. M.T. In ANS, Mark Twain wishes Clara could visit but prefers to keep her with him; suggests he visit them in New Hampshire; acknowledges Plasmon check. S.L.C.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, New York, to Robert Bacon
    1905 December 15
    ALS, 1 p.

    Expects to send full report and digest by mail or by "delegation of our Association." S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to [Clarence C.] Buel
    1905 December 29
    ALS, 1 p.

    Letter from Harper & Brothers troubles him; hates memory of Charles H. Webb; knows of no such play and will not let it be either published or "played"; asks him to find out about it quietly. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Mark Twain, New York, to "Dear Sir"
    1906 January 11
    ALS, 1 p.

    Declines invitation. In Isabel V. Lyon's handwriting.] (tipped in Bret Harte's and Mark Twain's Sketches of the Sixties , Barrett PS1319 .A2 1926)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1906 January 16
    AL, 6 p.

    Discusses Plasmon legal business, law suit, and conspiracy to bankrupt American Plasmon and to take over English Plasmon patents; will go to Gilder's house if visitors want to. No signature.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, [New York], to [Magnus Gross ]
    1906 January 24
    ALS (photocopy), 1 p.

    Declines invitation. S.L.C.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to Edwina [L.] Levy, New York
    1906 March 10
    APCS, 1 p.

    On postcard with picture of Mark Twain. Remarks he sent her a postcard meant for an "English girl" (Miss D. Stuckey) but will send the girl a more recent photograph instead.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Harriet Monroe to Norman Hapgood
    1906 May 22
    ALS, 1 p.

    Cover note for ALS 1906 May 22 Harriet Monroe to Editor of Collier's; asks his personal attention to her letter and if possible its printing.

  • Box 6
    Harriet Monroe, Chicago, to Editor of Collier's
    1906 May 22
    ALS, 5 p.

    Corrects Samuel E. Moffett's piece in Collier's about [Daniel Hudson] Burnham's plans for San Francisco; points out the ground plan for the Columbian Exhibition ( Chicago World Fair 1890-91) was not Burnham's but his partner's, John Wellborn Root who died in 1891; mentions Burnham would be the last person to deny his partner his share of credit.

  • Box 6
    Charles S. Palmer to Mark Twain with AN Mark Twain to Isabel V. Lyon and AN from Isabel V. Lyon
    1906 September 26
    TL, 2 p.

    Request for an interview. With AN Mark Twain to Isabel V. Lyon declining request. S.L.C. With AN by Isabel V. Lyon stating request was one of many for an interview and Twain's note was the basis for a form letter reply.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1906 November 29
    ALS, 3 p.

    Reports that he is lonely because doctors have sent Clara, Jean, and [Isabel V.] Lyon to the country; will not go to Bermuda as ordered by doctors because Col. Harvey unable to go; has permanent bronchitis; acknowledges Plasmon check; glad he liked Susy's book; wishes he could go to England.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to Robert Underwood Johnson with AN on verso in unknown hand and AN on verso by Robert Underwood Johnson
    [1906 December 2]
    ANS, 2 p.

    Thanks him. M.T. With AN in unknown hand saying this was the way Twain declined an invitation to an afternoon reception. With AN from Robert Underwood Johnson saying previous note not true but that Twain thanked him for flowers sent on his birthday.] (calling card)

  • Box 6
    Witter Bynner, Windsor, VT, to Albert Bigelow Paine
    [1906] December 3
    ALS, 4 p.

    Has found letter by Mark Twain; comments on taking Twain's advice to sever connection with McClure; includes copy of a letter from Twain to him; recounts anecdote of Twain about poem Bynner wrote to Clara; includes copy of poem by Twain and a copy of Bynner's poem "To Saint Mark"; requests his help in getting original copy.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to Jean Clemens
    1907 January 1
    ALS, 3 p.

    Describes charades played by guests; mentions hearing piano music played over the telephone and plans for future similar performances; played billiards; will sail for Bermuda soon; thanks her for gold studs. Father.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to "Excellency" [Rudolf Lindau ?]
    1907 April 10
    ALS, 1 p.

    Introduces Robert Haver Schaeffler of The Century who is going to Germany; says Schaeffler's trip promises to be of value to both Germany and America; enjoyed [Lindau's] speech. S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Whitelaw Reid, London, to Mark Twain with AN from Mark Twain to Unknown
    1907 May 3
    Telegram, 2 p.

    Oxford University wishes to confer Doctor of Letters degree on Twain but personal presence required. With AN from Mark Twain to Unknown accepting with pleasure.

  • Box 6
    The Lord Chamberlain on behalf of Their Majesties to Mark Twain
    1907 June 22
    Invitation, 1 p.

    Invitation to Windsor Castle party.

  • Box 6
    Albert Bigelow Paine, Georgetown, CT, to Frank Fuller, New York
    1907 June 25
    TLS, 1 p.

    Thanks for his help; did find a program of the [ Mark Twain] Cooper Union lecture by good fortune; believes Fuller may be mistaken in thinking Edward Howard House wrote report of it for The Tribune .

  • Box 6
    Albert Bigelow Paine to Frank Fuller
    1907 July 1
    TLS, 1 p.

    Thanks for his help and offers to lend him a copyist; will call on him.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, London, to George Bernard Shaw
    1907 July 4
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks Shaw for Shaw's and William Morris ' recognition of his writing; praises Shaw's writing; mentions briefly seeing Morris once in a London street and that they never met; looks forward to seeing the Shaws in New York.

  • Box 6
    Ralph D. Ashcroft, New York, to Julien T. Davies
    1907 November 26
    TL (copy), 2 p.

    Has induced Mark Twain "to suppress those letters" after relaying Davies and Mr. Soley's remarks; discusses Twain's loan request which had been turned down by the [Knickerbocker] Trust Company and his distrust of the directors; requests help in expediting loan.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to Editor of The World
    [1907 November 28]
    TL (carbon copy), 1 p.

    His Thanksgiving thought for 1907 was to be thankful he had only $51,000 in the Knickerbocker Trust when it failed rather than more. M.T.

  • Box 6
    Dan Beard, New York, to Frank E. Bliss with AN n.d. on verso Frank E. Bliss to Unknown
    1908 January 27
    ALS, 1 p.

    Does have a copy of book in question but does not wish to sell it; has a collection of all the books he has illustrated and has not sold any of them. With AN n.d. Frank E. Bliss to Unknown stating Bliss was a "go-between" trying to buy on original edition and thought Beard might be interested in selling.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, New York, to Eden Phillpotts
    1908 February 12
    ALS, 2 p.

    Warm thanks for the dedication which pleases him "to the limit"; anticipating great pleasure from the book; has been ill but going to Bermuda has cured that. S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, New York, to Eden Phillpotts
    1908 April 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    Enjoying Phillpotts' The Human Boy again; has read and re-read The Mother of the Man and calls it "a great book"; wishes he himself had energy to tackle one or two of his own half finished books but doubts he ever will. S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Isabel V. Lyon, Redding, CT, to Mary Mantz Moffett
    1908 October 20
    ALS, 3 p.

    Plans to visit her; hiring new servants to replace ones frightened away by burglars; says Mark Twain anxious to talk with her; expresses sympathy for Samuel E. Moffett's death.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    F. A. Nast, Harper & Brothers, New York, to Isabel V. Lyon, Redding, CT
    1908 October 30
    TLS, 1 p.

    Conveys information requested; comments that Mr. Phayre is working to obtain list of books whose copyright has been renewed in last ten years.

  • Framed items Box
    Mark Twain, Redding, CT, to Zoheth S. Freeman
    1908 November 25
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks him for accepting the trust and congratulates him upon his new Vice Presidency, sends greetings to his wife and children, states that Miss Lyon E. Ashcroft will arrange transfer of his trust.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Stormfield, CT, to "The Young Ladies of the Telephone Office"
    1909 January 4
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks them for their note and wishes them a Happy New Year. M.T.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Stormfield, CT, to Champ Clark
    1909 June 5
    TL (copy), 1 p.

    Praises the new copyright law; says the bill passed March 4 so much better than bill he had testified for in Washington 2 years earlier; inquires if Robert Underwood Johnson wrote bill; encloses copy of Johnson's article about the new law. Typed signature S.L.C.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Stormfield, CT, to Robert Underwood Johnson, New York
    1909 June 5
    ALS, 1 p.

    Answered note from Champ Clark; will send copy of Twain reply; sent Albert Bigelow Paine's copy of Johnson's Post article to Clark. Mark Twain] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Stormfield, CT, to "Any Inspector of Customs on the Hamburg American dock, Hoboken"
    1909 June 25
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has learned that the ship "Kaiserin Augusta Victoria" is coming in earlier than expected; asks they permit George O'Connor to retrieve the Clemens dog, which is on the ship, and to take care of customs requirements. S.L.C. and M.T.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Redding, CT, to Harry W. Dearborn
    1909 September 7
    ALS, 1 p.

    Unable because of age to attend "the Fulton Hudson pagentries" but is sending daughters Clara and Jean with his secretary Albert Bigelow Paine to represent him; asks that Dearborn and General Woodford take care of them.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Stormfield, CT, to "Bishop"
    1909 October 11
    TL (copy), 1 p.

    Discusses mutual pain symptoms; his pain is at "the center of the breastbone"; mentions various cures he has tried. Typed signature S.L.C.

  • Luther S. Livingston, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York to J. R. Clemens 1909 December 3
    Physical Location: (in tan slipcase with "The Invalid's Story / The Limburger Cheese Story")
    TLS, 1 p.

    Were able to buy for him manuscripts of the "Invalid's Story" and "The Regular Toast."

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to Elizabeth Fairchild, Cambridge, MA
    1909 December 26
    Card P, 1 p.

    Printed acknowledgement of sympathy expressed for Jean's death.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to _______
    1909 December 26
    Card P, 1 p.

    Printed acknowledgement of sympathy expressed for Jean's death. Unused.] (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain, Bermuda, to Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch
    1910 March 6
    ALS, 4 p.

    Feeling fairly well after brief bronchitis; discusses financial matters; says she was right about Isabel V. Lyon and Lyon's faults; glad to know success of Miss Jones's book and is proud of Clara for championing her. Marcus] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 6
    Albert Bigelow Paine, Stormfield, CT, to Frank Fuller
    1910 April 19
    TLS, 1 p.

    Thanks from him and Mark Twain for kind note and food sent; says Twain very ill and Dr. Halsey and Dr. Quintard attending him.

  • Box 6
    Mark Twain to "Dear [Clara]"
    [1910 April 21]
    AL, 1 p.

    Unfinished note; "You did not tell me, but I have found out that you -"

  • Box 6
    Albert Bigelow Paine to Frank Fuller
    1910 April 27
    TLS, 1 p.

    Brief summary of Mark Twain's life and an estimate of his literary worth will appear in next Saturday's Harper's Weekly ; article mentions Fuller.

  • Box 6
    Albert Bigelow Paine to Mary Mantz Moffett
    1910 June 23
    ALS, 3 p.

    Inquires for Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch if she ever received an important letter Clara wrote her; requests reply as soon as possible.] (w/env)

  • Box 6
    Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch, Stormfield, CT, to Mary Mantz Moffett, New York
    1910 July 3
    ALS, 3 p.

    Had not realized how ill little Anita was; will remain at Stormfield for the summer and leave for Berlin in October; hopes Anita will soon be better.] (w/mourning env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 7
    Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch, Stormfield, CT, to Mary Mantz Moffett, New York
    1910 July 8
    ALS, 1 p.

    Enclosing check for $100 since she had sent only $500 rather than $600 previously; sorry her cousin has been ill.] (w/mourning env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 7
    Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch, Stormfield, CT, to Mary Mantz Moffett, New York
    1910 July 13
    ALS, 2 p.

    Sends receipt to be signed by Moffett for money sent previously; hopes she is much better.] (w/mourning env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 7
    Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1910 September 23
    ALS, 4 p.

    Thanks him for his condolences after her father's death; says she feels very much alone with no family; glad she has her husband.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

  • Box 7
    Albert Bigelow Paine, New York, to Frank Fuller
    1912 April 8
    TLS, 2 p.

    Plans to see him again before returning to Redding; is writing day and night and under contract with Harper & Brothers; requests any information Fuller can give on Mark Twain and Twain's visits to him, Sam Small, and Twain's "Ohio sweetheart Pauline."

  • Charles Erskine Scott Wood to James MacIntosh Wood 1912 August 23
    Physical Location: (in slipcase with Date 1601 , Barrett PS 1332 .S49 1882)
    ALS, 3 p.

    Recounts in detail the printing of Date 1601 ; presents copy to his brother; recalls anecdote about Mark Twain's visit.

  • Box 7
    Willis Vickery, Cleveland, OH, to W. [K.] Bixby, New York
    1912 September 25
    TLS, 1 p.

    Has not been able to get information re Mark Twain's letters to Mary Mason Fairbanks; mention he has heard how charming and intelligent she was; will send more information soon.

  • Box 7
    Edward Breck, [Boston] to [Harold] Bixby
    1912 November 30
    ALS, 3 p.

    Asks on behalf of Albert Bigelow Paine if Bixby's father ( Horace Bixby ) would allow Paine to have copies of Mark Twain's letters for publication in Letters of Mark Twain ; Paine will pay expenses incurred; would present Horace Bixby with some pieces of Twain's original manuscripts if he would like it.

  • Box 7
    Willis Vickery, Cleveland, OH, to W. [K.] Bixby, St. Louis, MO
    1912 December 4
    TLS (copy), 1 p.

    Still unable to get information; gives details of Mary Mason Fairbanks ' life.

  • Box 7
    Willis Vickery, Cleveland, OH, to W. K. Bixby, St. Louis, MO
    1912 December 11
    TLS, 1 p.

    Apologizes for getting his name wrong; encloses letter for him (TLS 1912 December 4 copy Willis Vickery to W. [K.] Bixby ).

  • Box 7
    Edward Breck, Boston, to W. K. Bixby
    1912 December 14
    TLS, 1 p.

    Thanks him for permitting Albert Bigelow Paine to use any of his Mark Twain letters, except those to Mary Mason Fairbanks; cautions Bixby to confirm his legal ownership of the Fairbanks letters before publishing them for copyright purposes because the Mark Twain Company and Albert Bigelow Paine may own actual copyrights to letters. (Fairbanks pencilled in over Williamson in letter.)

  • Box 7
    Edward Breck, Boston, to W. K. Bixby, St. Louis, MO
    1912 December 18
    TLS, 1 p.

    Discusses possibility that Albert Bigelow Paine as owner of Mark Twain copyrights may insist on printing Mary Mason Fairbanks letters; Paine would not object to Bixby printing a volume of letters but has not discussed matter with Paine; asks if he should say Bixby refuses to let Paine use the Fairbanks letters.

  • Box 7
    Edward Breck, Boston, to W. K. Bixby, St. Louis, MO
    1912 December 23
    TLS, 1 p.

    Will send correspondence to Albert Bigelow Paine so that Paine may deal directly with Bixby; hopes they will find a solution.

  • Box 7
    Albert Bigelow Paine, Redding, CT, to W. K. Bixby. St. Louis, MO
    1912 December 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    Has received correspondence from Edward Breck; recounts his understanding of the provenance of the Mary Mason Fairbanks letters and history of attempted publication; mentions law requiring permission of heirs and trustees to publish letters; feels Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch, the trustees, and Harper & Brothers would prevent publication of a volume of Fairbanks letters.

  • Box 7
    Roswell Field, Morristown, NJ, to W. K. Bixby
    1913 January 4
    TLS, 1 p.

    Has the Mary Mason Fairbanks letters; had thought Bixby could do as he felt with the letters legally; discusses his health, family news, and his house.

  • Box 7
    Stanchfield and Levy, New York, to W. K. Bixby
    1913 January 20
    TL[S], 3 p.

    Informs him that the literary rights of the letters belongs to the Mark Twain Company and the trustees of the estate; heirs and trustees object to Bixby's publication plans; cites prior cases regarding literary rights and private correspondence; hopes he will not recall his consent to publication of his other Mark Twain letters.

  • Box 7
    Stanchfield and Levy, [New York] to W. K. Bixby
    1913 January 29
    TLS, 2 p.

    Sets forth history behind publishing volume of Mark Twain letters collected by Twain and Albert Bigelow Paine; hopes Bixby will provide copies of his letters to be included in book.

  • Box 7
    F. W. Lehmann, St. Louis, MO, to W. K. Bixby, St. Louis, MO
    1913 February 18
    TLS, 1 p.

    Cover for letter for legal opinion sent to Bixby (TLS 1913 February 18 F. W. Lehmann, St. Louis, MO, to W. K. Bixby, St. Louis, MO).

  • Box 7
    F. W. Lehmann, St. Louis, MO, to W. K. Bixby, St. Louis, MO
    1913 February 18
    TLS, 7 p.

    Legal opinion about manuscripts, authors' correspondence and copyright for materials Bixby owns.

  • Box 7
    F. W. Lehmann, St. Louis, MO, to W. K. Bixby, St. Louis, MO
    1913 February 19
    TLS, 1 p.

    Cover letter for return of Stanchfield and Levy letter to Bixby.

  • Box 7
    Richard Burton, NY, to Dana S. Ayer
    1915 May 17
    APCS, 1 p.

    Regrets he has no autograph copies of Mark Twain or [James Whitcomb] Riley.

  • Box 7
    Albert Bigelow Paine, Bronxville, NY, to Dana S. Ayer
    1917 January 6
    ANS, 1 p.

    Expects to be in Bronxville in April and will talk over matters of mutual interest.

  • Box 7
    Arthur Burdett Frost, Madison, NY, to Dana S. Ayer
    1917 January 21
    ALS, 1 p.

    Returning required proofs signed.

  • Box 7
    Albert Bigelow Paine, Bronxville, NY, to Dana S. Ayer
    1917 March 20
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks him for informing him of Walter's death and will write his wife immediately.

  • Box 7
    Edward Windsor Kemble, Towners, NY, to Dana S. Ayer
    1917 May 3
    ALS, 1 p.

    Says offer for [James Whitcomb] Riley book inadequate, especially for a book with full page original drawing by Kemble next to his dedication to Kemble.

  • Box 7
    F. J. Dowd, NY, to Dana S. Ayer, Worcester, MA
    1917 July 11
    TLS, 1 p.

    Harper & Brothers does not have the Mark Twain photogravure plates; suggests he try photogravure printers Bliss used.

  • Box 7
    Franklin G. Whitmore, Hartford, CT, to Dana S. Ayer, Worcester, MA
    1917 October 19
    TLS, 1 p.

    Is sending him a letter written by Mark Twain to him from Villa "Sittignano", Florence, Italy, in December 1892 as an addition to Ayer's collection.

  • Box 7
    John Mead Howells, New York, to Dana S. Ayer, Worcester, MA
    1920 June 19
    TLS, 1 p.

    Asks $3000 for group of 97 letters of Mark Twain and William Dean Howells, most of which were published in a Mark Twain biography.

  • Box 7
    Mildred Howells, York Harbor, ME, to Dana S. Ayer
    1921 September 19
    ALS, 1 p.

    Has discovered missing letters from collection Ayer bought; will send them to owner of collection.

  • Charles Erskine Scott Wood to Edwin Grabhorn 1927 July 13
    Physical Location: (in slipcase with Date 1601 , Barrett PS 1332 .S49 1882)
    ALS, 1 p.

    Sends his brother's copy ofDate 1601 to him; recounts how got he got it from his brother. (on verso of ALS 1912 August 23 Charles Erskine Scott Wood to James MacIntosh Wood)

  • Charles Erskine Scott Wood to Edwin Grabhorn 1928 January 4
    Physical Location: (in slipcase with Date 1601 , Barrett PS 1332 .S49 1882)
    ALS, 1 p.

    Discusses TLS 1882 February 21 Mark Twain to Charles Erskine Scott Wood; mentions he returned the manuscript to Twain; speculates who "the charming Kentucky girl" may have been.

  • Box 7
    Lee Alexander Stone, Chicago, IL, to Mr. Peabody
    1929 February 25
    ALS, 1 p.

    Cover letter for an ALS of Mark Twain's father he hopes will prove an addition to correspondent's collection.

  • Box 7
    Annie Moffett Webster, New York, to Mrs. Irvine
    1929 June 18
    ALS, 6 p.

    Discusses Clemens and Moffet family genealogies in depth; says her Virginia relatives would know more than she does.

  • John Galsworthy to Cyril Clemens 1929 June 19
    Physical Location: (In green slipcase with leather spine: Original letter of Galsworthy containing 'Tribute to Mark Twain ')
    ALS, 2 p., with envelope.

    Gives him message for the Mark Twain Celebration; mentioning his enjoyment of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

  • John Galsworthy to Cyril Clemens
    1932 March 7
    ALS, 1 p.

    Has made corrections in interview ( An Interview with John Galsworthy ); wants it printed as revised; thanks for sending pamphlet.] (tipped in Interview with John Galsworthy , Barrett PS 1343 .G3 1932)

  • Charles Erskine Scott Wood to Merle Johnson 1935 April 9
    Physical Location: (in slipcase with Date 1601 , Barrett PS 1332. S49 1882)
    ALS, 2 p.

    Recounts printing of Date 1601 ; claims no authorized small paper edition; ordered type redistributed but did not oversee the redistribution; discusses printing of Date 1601 by Grabhorn Press; says Edwin Grabhorn was to sell the Academy copy and letters, but he is not sure if he did or not.

  • Ellen Shaffer, Dawson's Bookshop, Los Angeles, CA, to Frank Glenn, Kansas City, MO
    1942 September 28
    TLS, 1 p.

    Is selling Morse collection as complete collection; it contains a copy of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with a copy of suppressed plate tipped in; has not put separate valuation on item.] (laid in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Barrett PS 1305 .A1 1885a)

  • Arthur Swann, Parke-Benet Galleries, New York, to Frank Glenn, Kansas City, MO
    1942 November 11
    TLS, 1 p.

    Discusses Glenn's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn prospectus with suppressed plate; mentions possible confusion for collectors and therefore suggests private sale of prospectus.] (laid in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Barrett PS1305.A1 1885a)

  • James L. Babb, Yale University, New Haven, CT, to David A. Randall, The Scribner's Book Store, New York, New York
    1943 February 11
    TLS, 1 p.

    Discusses Yale's copy of the Adventure of Huckleberry Finn prospectus and compares it to Randall's copy.] (laid in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Barrett PS1305 .A1 1885a)

  • Frank Glenn, Melrose, MA, to Carroll Atwood Wilson
    1943 October 31
    TLS, 1 p.

    Discussion of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn prospectus and comparisons of different states.] (laid in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Barrett PS1305.A1 1885a)

  • George Hiram Brownell, The Twainian, Elkhorn, WI, to Carroll Atwood Wilson
    1946 March 31
    TLS, 1 p.

    Recounts his interest in the excised illustration from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ; asks for information on plate.] (laid in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Barrett PS 1305. A1 1885a)

  • Box 7
    Harriet Sprague, New York, to Clifton Waller Barrett
    1950 November 1
    ALS, 2 p.

    Comments on Barrett's collections seen at Grolier Club; is sending him pictures Frank J. Sprague took at the wedding of Ossip Gabrilowitsch and Clara Clemens; says no photographer was present; encloses data on Whitman concordance (not present).

  • Box 7
    Samuel R. Morrill, Boston, MA, to Clifton Waller Barrett, New York
    1957 April 24
    TLS, 1 p.

    Offers him Dana S. Ayer's collection of Mark Twain material and letters; gives brief history of Ayer collection.

  • Box 7
    Lucille McWane Watson to Mr and Mrs. Clifton Waller Barrett
    1964 October 13
    ALS, 2 p.

    Discusses the "Langhorne" part of Mark Twain's name with information about his father's friends, the three Langhorne brothers, William, Maurice and Henry.

  • Box 7
    Jared I. Edwards to Clifton Waller Barrett
    1971 September 27
    TLS, 1 p.

    Concerns death of Edith Colgate Salsbury who was a trustee of the Mark Twain Memorial.

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain to Unknown
    n.y. [April 12-19]
    AL, 1 p.

    Fragment. Postscript of letter; discusses assessments he has paid; Olivia unable to write but will send photographs later. No signature.

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain to Unknown
    n.y. August 11
    ALS, 2 p.

    Mailed "Play acting" article; requests enclosed lines be added to article. M.T.

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Unknown
    n.y. August 18
    ALS, 1 p.

    Thanks for the courtesy but there is nothing he wants to say publicly on these topics. S.L.C.

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to [E. L. G.] Steele
    n.y. Sept 18
    ACS, 2 p.

    Refuses invitation to a reading but hopes to come another time.

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Mrs. [Sidney] Brooks
    n.y. "the 28th"
    ALS, 1 p.

    Says Olivia getting better and asks him to urge her to come next week; sorry her visit had to be cancelled but Olivia would hardly have been able to see her. S.L.C.

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain to Emma [Beach]
    n.y. Sunday evening
    A card S, 2 p.

    Regrets he will be unable to see her because of business meeting at St. James Hotel; seems his business always fills his New York visits. S.L.C.

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain to Rudolf Lindau
    n.y. Sunday
    ALS, 3 p.

    Thanks him for his suggestions; draws many parallels with the story "The Philosopher's Pendulum" to his courtship of Olivia which he describes. S.L.C.

  • Box 7
    Will [Mantz], San Jose, CA, to Sam[uel E. Moffett]
    n.y. Monday
    ALS, 2 p.

    Re family business matters.

  • Mark Twain to Unknown
    n.y. Wednesday
    ALS, 1 p.

    Fragment. Has ordered two seats for his six lectures for correspondent but points out it will be the same lecture "word for word" six times. M.T.] (tipped in Mark Twain's Speeches , Barrett PS1322 .S5 1910)

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain to Clara Clemens
    n.d.
    ALS (facsimile), 1 p.

    Humorous notes and sketches.

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain, Grosvenor Hotel, NY, to Unknown
    n.d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    Politely declines an invitation for an event in Boston. S.L.C.

  • Box 7
    Unknown to Grandson
    n.d.
    ALS, 2 p.

    Has had neuralgia and dental work; discusses reading books and scripture.

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    n.d.
    Calling cards, 2 p.

    Says he and wife will come but the girls are unable.] (w/env) (mourning stationery)

Series III: Documents
  • Box 7
    John Marshall Clemens to Early Albertson
    1835 February 28
    Receipt

    Receipt for balance due for town lots purchased from Clemens for the courthouse in Jamestown [Tennessee].

  • Box 7
    Typed copies of contracts between Mark Twain and Elisha Bliss and American Publishing Company : Innocents Abroad , 1868; Roughing It , 1870; Sketches, New and Old , 1870-1875;, with autograph annotations 1893 March 9 annulling 1875 February 12 agreement; Gilded Age , with Charles Dudley Warner, 1873; Tramp Abroad , 1878-1881; Diamond Fields , 1870; and Adventures of Tom Sawyer , 1872
    1868-1881
    TD, 18 p.
  • Box 7
    Frank E. Bliss to Mark Twain
    1871 May 12
    DS, 1 p.

    Royalty check for $703.35.

  • Box 7
    Orion Clemens, Hartford, CT, to American Publishing Company
    1871 August 29
    Receipt

    Copy of receipt for $308 from the American Publishing Company to be applied to Mark Twain's account; sheet torn from account book with partial copies of other receipts of American Publishing Company.

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain, Washington, DC, to J. M. Demerett
    1871 October 23
    Receipt

    Receipt for lecture, "Reminiscences of Some Uncommonplace Characters I Have Chanced to Meet."

  • Box 7
    Elisha Bliss to Mark Twain
    1873 November 5
    DS, 2 p.

    Royalty check from the American Publishing Company with Mark Twain endorsement (S.L.C. signature).

  • Box 7
    Mark Twain to Frank E. Bliss
    1881 May 19
    PDS, 2 p.

    Transfer of 200 shares of stock from Mark Twain to Frank E. Bliss. With DS 1881 May 24 attached.

  • Box 7
    Power of Attorney of Mark Twain to Charles L. Webster
    1882 December 28
    PDS, 2 p.

    Grants power of attorney to Charles L. Webster to conduct Twain's business.

  • Box 7
    Contract between Mark Twain, Charles L. Webster, and Fred J. Hall
    1887 April 1
    TDS, 7 p.

    Re: partnership in Charles L. Webster & Company. With A additions.

  • Box 7
    Frank E. Bliss to Mark Twain
    1891 October 8
    TDS, 1 p.

    Royalty check for $799.77.

  • Box 7
    56 Receipts and copies for Prince and Pauper production (of Daniel Frohman )
    1891 October 12 -December 7
    ADS
  • Box 7
    Bank notes, Charles L. Webster & Company to Jenkins & McGowan : 1894 January.25, 1894 February.23, 1894 March.21, 1895 April 2
    1894 January-1895 April
    ADS, 4 p.
  • Box 7
    Agreement between Mark Twain and Frank Mayo for Mayo to dramatize the Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
    1894 March 1
    TDS, 3 p.

    With autograph additions and corrections; signed by S.L.C. and Frank Mayo.

  • Box 7
    7 checks, 2 drafts of the Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company
    1894 March 3 -October 15
    D
  • Box 7
    Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company : 2 carbons of Payroll March 6 signed Charles E. Davis; 1 typed memo March 5 about Bram Stoker stock account
    1894 March 5-6
    TD, 3 p.
  • Box 7
    Power of attorney of Mark Twain to Henry H. Rogers
    1894 March 6
    TDS, 2 p.

    Grants power of attorney to Henry H. Rogers as administrator of Twain's and Olivia L. Clemens ' affairs while they are in Europe.

  • Box 7
    Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company stock certificate of Henry H. Rogers
    1894 March 9
    DS
  • Box 7
    List of stockholders in Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company and their status; includes: Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, Orion Clemens, Mary Brushnahan, John Brushnahan, Dr. C. C. Rice; A Memo concerns Henry Irving's stock and Bram Stoker's installment paid to Mark Twain
    1894 May 7
    AN, 2 p.
  • Box 7
    Agreement between Mark Twain and Olivia L. Clemens
    1894 March 9
    TDS, 5 p.

    Agreement gives Olivia L. Clemens all Mark Twain's rights, title and interest in various type-setting machinery and Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company and copyrights of his published works. Signed for Twain by attorney Henry H. Rogers.

  • Box 7
    Consolidated Gas Company bill to Charles L. Webster & Company
    1894 April 7
    DS
  • Box 7
    Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company stock certificate of Olivia L. Clemens
    1894 August 22
    DS
  • Box 7
    Contract between Olivia L. Clemens and Frank Mayo
    1894 September 29
    TD (copy), 1 p.

    Re dramatization of the Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson .

  • Box 7
    Bond of indemnity between Mark Twain, Olivia L. Clemens, and Bainbridge Colby
    1894 November 6
    DS, 2 p.

    Re debt owed to Colby.

  • Box 7
    List of shareholders in Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company
    [ca. 1894]
    T List, 1 p.
  • Box 7
    Contract between Olivia L. Clemens and Harper & Brothers to publish a uniform edition of Mark Twain's works.
    1895 May 23
    TDS, 5 p.

    Re publication of a uniform edition of Mark Twain's works with reference to copyright, plates, royalties, ownership of illustrations, and use of edition for school books.] (with ALS 1895 July 17 Charles J. Langdon, New York, to Henry H. Rogers )

  • Box 7
    Contract between Olivia L. Clemens and Harper & Brothers
    1895 May 23
    TD, 8 p.

    Re uniform edition of Mark Twain works

  • Box 7
    Bainbridge Colby to Henry H. Rogers
    1895 July 18
    Check

    Receipt signed on account of Olivia L. Clemens.

  • Box 7
    Subpoena to Olivia L. Clemens
    1895 July 19
    PDS, 2 p.

    Subpoena to New York Supreme Court in case of Thomas Russell et al. versus Mark Twain re Charles L. Webster & Company.

  • Box 7
    Notice of dissolution of partnership of Charles E. Evans and Frank Mayo by latter's death
    1896 August 18
    TDS, 1 p.

    Advertises sale of all assets of partnership, including script of the Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain and Mayo, to be sold at auction September 1 1896.

  • Box 7
    Contract between Olivia L. Clemens, Mark Twain, and Charles Dudley Warner and the American Publishing Company
    [1896 November]
    TD, 8 p.

    Re sales and publishing of Mark Twain books.

  • Box 7
    Contracts between Olivia L. Clemens and Mark Twain and American Publishing Company and between American Publishing Company and Harper & Brothers and Olivia L. Clemens and Mark Twain
    1896 December 31
    TDS (copy), 9 p.

    Re uniform edition to be published by Frank E. Bliss. With TLS December 15 1896 Frank E. Bliss to Henry H. Rogers re publishing of new book and uniform edition.

  • Box 7
    Contracts
    1896 December 31
    TL, 27 p.

    5 copies of above contracts and letter.

  • Box 7
    Regius Manufacturing Company stock certificate of Olivia L. Clemens
    1897 April 19
    DS

    With autograph memo pinned to certificate with information about Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company and Regius Manufacturing Company shares for Olivia L. Clemens, [Henry] Irving, and [C. C.] Rice.

  • Box 7
    F. Berkeley Smith to Frank E. Bliss, [ American Publishing Company]
    1897 September 27
    Receipt

    Receipt for Following the Equator cover design and three headpieces.

  • Box 7
    F. Berkeley Smith to Frank E. Bliss, [ American Publishing Company]
    1897 October 13
    Receipt

    Receipt for 5 tailpieces for Following the Equator .

  • Box 7
    P. Allan Gilbert to Frank E. Bliss, [ American Publishing Company]
    1897 October 17
    Receipt

    Receipt for 4 [unspecified] drawings.

  • Box 7
    Albert G. Reinhart to [Frank E. Bliss], American Publishing Company
    1897 October 19
    Receipt

    Receipt for 3 unspecified drawings.

  • Box 7
    Frank E. Bliss to Olivia L. Clemens
    1897 December 4
    Check

    Royalty check for $385.47

  • Box 7
    Supplementary agreement between Harper & Brothers, American Publishing Company and Olivia L. Clemens
    1898 November 11
    TDS, 3 p.

    Re publication of How to Tell a Story and Other Essays , article on Austrian Parliament, and "In Memoriam."

  • Box 7
    Supplementary agreement between Harper & Brothers, American Publishing Company, and Olivia L. Clemens
    1898 November 11
    TD (copy), 3 p.

    Copy of above.

  • Box 7
    Peter Newell to [Frank E. Bliss], American Publishing Company
    1898 November 15
    Receipt

    Receipt for 6 drawings for Innocents Abroad .

  • Box 8
    William T. Smedley to [Frank E. Bliss,] American Publishing Company
    1898 December 13
    Receipt

    Receipt for one drawing for The Gilded Age .

  • Box 8
    Memorandum of agreement between American Publishing Company and New England Society, signed by A. R. Keller for the latter
    1899 January 11
    TDS, 2 p.

    Re marketing the uniform set of Mark Twain works.

  • Box 8
    B. West Clinedinst to [Frank E. Bliss], American Publishing Company
    1899 February 3
    Receipt

    Receipt for 6 drawings for Roughing It and for 2 additional drawings.

  • Box 8
    Frederick Burr Opper to [Frank E. Bliss ], American Publishing Company
    1899 February 8
    Receipt

    Receipt for 6 drawings for Sketches New and Old .

  • Box 8
    Dan Beard to [Frank E. Bliss], American Publishing Company
    1899 May 29
    Receipt

    Receipt for 5 wash drawings made over old pen drawings [for The Connecticut Yankee ].

  • Box 8
    Edmund H. Garrett to [Frank E. Bliss], American Publishing Company
    1899 July 1
    Receipt

    Receipt for 2 drawings for Life on the Mississippi : "An escaped Archangel" and "Steamboat a' comin."

  • Box 8
    Dan Beard to Frank E. Bliss, [American Publishing Company]
    1899 October 6
    Receipt

    Receipt for 2 washed repainted illustrations for Tom Sawyer Abroad and photo engraving plates.

  • Box 8
    F. Luis Moran to [Frank E. Bliss,] American Publishing Company
    1902 August 18
    Receipt

    Receipt for 3 drawings for volume 23 of Mark Twain uniform set.

  • Box 8
    Contract between Mark Twain and Harper & Brothers
    1902 October 22
    TDS, 2 p.

    Re publication of "A Double-Barreled Detective Story."

  • Box 8
    Contract between Mark Twain and Harper & Brothers
    1902 October 22
    TDS, 2 p.

    For publication of "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg."

  • Box 8
    Royalties paid Mark Twain 1901-02
    [ca. 1902]
    TD List, 1 p.

    Listing of Harper & Brothers ' royalty payments to Mark Twain in 1901-02.

  • Box 8
    Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister
    1903 April 7
    Receipt

    Receipt for payment in full for "Amended Obituaries" sold by MacAlister to Lloyd's Weekly . (originally enclosed with ALS 1903 April 7 and May 8 Mark Twain to John Young Walker MacAlister )

  • Box 8
    Doubleday, Page & Company with AN
    1903 August 12
    T Memo, 1 p.

    Notes concerning publication of Mark Twain books with AN concerning same.

  • Box 8
    "Some Conditions Yet to be Agreed Upon"
    1903 September 15
    TD, 1 p.

    Concerns payments and publication rights between Mark Twain and Olivia L. Clemens and Harper & Brothers and the American Publishing Company.

  • Box 8
    Indenture between Olivia L. Clemens to Charles A. Gardiner
    1903 October 14
    TD (copy), 6 p.

    Re leasing of Westchester County, New York, property to Gardiner.

  • Box 8
    Power of Attorney of Mark Twain to Henry H. Rogers
    1903 October 20
    PDS, 1 p.
  • Box 8
    Power of attorney of Mark Twain to Henry H. Rogers
    1903 October 20
    TDS, 2 p.
  • Box 8
    William H. Hoyt & Company to Olivia L. Clemens
    1903 October 20
    D, 1 p.

    Bill for commission on rental for 1 year to Charles A. Gardiner (for Westchester County, New York, property).

  • Box 8
    Contract between Mark Twain, Olivia L. Clemens, and Harper & Brothers with 2 TL copies and 1 T Memo
    1903 October 22-23
    TD (copy), 16 p.

    Re exclusive publishing rights for Harper & Brothers to: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ; Tom Sawyer Abroad ; The Prince and the Pauper ; Life on the Mississippi ; The Stolen White Elephant, Etc. ; The £1,000,000 Bank Note ; Library of Wit and Humor ; A Californian's Tale ; Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson ; Innocents Abroad ; The Gilded Age ; Roughing It ; A Tramp Abroad ; Tom Sawyer Detective ; Volume of Short Stories ; How to Tell a Story ; A Double-Barreled Detective Story ; The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg ; Following the Equator and any of Mark Twain's other works not listed; covers discount sales, royalties, copyrights, and advertising. With T Memo that shifts date to November 1 1903 for convenience of payment; copy of TL 1903 October 23 Mark Twain and Olivia L. Clemens to American Publishing Company re contract with Harper & Brothers; and copy of TL 1903 October 23 Mark Twain and Olivia L. Clemens to Harper & Brothers authorizing payment of 1/2 royalties for The Gilded Age to estate of Charles Dudley Warner.

  • Box 8
    Frederick Dielmann to [Frank E. Bliss], American Publishing Company
    1904 August 23
    Receipt

    Receipt for (unspecified) drawings.

  • Box 8
    Peter Newell to [Frank E. Bliss,] American Publishing Company
    1904 October 10
    Receipt

    Receipt for one drawing of Their Pilgrimage , vol. X.

  • Box 8
    Frank E. Bliss to Peter Newell
    1904 October 12
    Check

    Check for $100.

  • Box 8
    Edmund H. Garrett to Houghton, Mifflin & Company
    1904 October 15
    Receipt

    Receipt for signing proofs.

  • Box 8
    Agreement between Mark Twain and Ralph D. Ashcroft
    1909 March 13
    TDS, 2 p.

    Re agreement to let Ashcroft supervise Twain's household affairs and expenditures and his financial affairs in general. Notarized.

  • Box 8
    Agreement between Mark Twain ( Mark Twain Company ) and Ralph D. Ashcroft
    1909 March 13
    TDS, 3 p.

    Re agreement to make Ashcroft Twain's business manager and financial manager of his household and The Mark Twain Company. Notarized.

  • Box 8
    Agreement between Mark Twain and Isabel V. Lyon
    1909 March 13
    TDS, 2 p.

    Agreement for Isabel V. Lyon to be Twain's literary and social secretary. Notarized.

  • Box 8
    Agreement between Mark Twain and Isabel V. Lyon
    1909 March 13
    TDS, 2 p.

    Agreement for Isabel V. Lyon to write Life and Letters of Mark Twain . Notarized.

  • Box 8
    Dodd, Mead & Company to Dana S. Ayer
    1910 May 28
    Receipt

    Received on approval one Mark Twain "A Murder and a Marriage."

  • Box 8
    C. Allan Gilbert to [Frank E. Bliss,] American Publishing Company
    n.d.
    Receipt

    Receipt for drawing of Golden House.

Series IV: Photographs, Images, and Illustrations
  • Mark Twain, 16 prints of photographs of Mark Twain at various ages, in various poses
    [1859-1894]
  • Mark Twain, head and shoulders, facing left, brown tone; on verso printed "Gurney" and coat of arms
    [1868]
  • Mark Twain standing face front between Josh Billings on the left and Petroleum V. Nasby on right, by H. G. Smith of Boston; picture cut into oval shape; with AN n.d. Frank E. Bliss to Unknown re location of photographs
    [1869 November]
  • Print of etching of Mark Twain, head and shoulders, facing right, by W. H. W. Bicknell. 2 copies; one copy dated
    [1871]
  • Print of etching of Mark Twain seated with Clara and Susy Clemens by W. H. W. Bicknell
    1877
    Print
  • Photograph of photograph of Olivia, Susy and Clara Clemens; oval portrait photo by Franz Haenstaengl of Munich, Germany
    [ca. 1878]
  • Mark Twain, facing right, oval photograph, sepia tone
    [1880]
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain, facing right, oval photograph, sepia tone
    [1881?]
    Warren's Portraits, 465 Washington St., Boston; inscribed by Twain to Miss Koto; dated February.12, 1881
  • Mark Twain and George Washington Cable, both standing; sepia tone; signed by both men; photograph damaged
    [1881]
  • Print of photograph of Mark Twain, facing right, oval picture, sepia tone
    [1882-1883]
    Print
  • Mark Twain, head and shoulders, right profile; signed "very truly yours"
    [1884]
    Photograph S
  • Mark Twain, in white suit, seated right profile
    [1884]
  • Print of photograph of Mark Twain, in white suit, seated right profile, with printed signature
    [1884]
    Print
  • Print from a photograph of a bust of Mark Twain by Karl Gerhardt, 1884. 3 copies
    [after 1884]
    Print
  • Mark Twain with Olivia, Clara, Jean and Susy on the ombra of their Hartford, CT, home
    [1884]
  • Mark Twain and George Washington Cable, both standing, one hand in pocket; sepia tone photograph; signed by both men
    [1884]
    Photograph S
  • 4 prints of 2 views from photograph of Mark Twain seated, full face, by Elson, Boston. 1 signed
    [1891]
  • Olivia L. Clemens, 2 photographs facing left, 1 photograph full face, by Eddowes Bros., New York, NY
    1893
    Photographs
  • Mark Twain in bed
    [1895 June 13]

    Mounted on card with ALS 1895 June 13 Mark Twain to Frank Leslie.

  • Mark Twain in bed
    [1895 June 13]
  • Mark Twain, Clara and Olivia with James B. Pond, taken during 1895 train trip from Cleveland across U.S. northwest to Vancouver B.C. With 2 photographs of Mark Twain in his London home, 1 seated facing right, 1 seated facing right with Clara standing behind chair, taken by James B. Pond in 1897. Includes notes by James B. Pond on photographs. 34 photographs
    1895 July 17-August 23
    Photographs
  • Print of photograph of Mark Twain on rustic porch standing and leaning against porch support, with caption "Announcement Without Words" and signature of Mark Twain
    1895 August 22
    Print S
  • Olivia L. Clemens, head and shoulders, by The Falk Studio, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia; inscribed "Very truly yours Olivia L. Clemens "
    [1895 September]
    Photograph S
  • Mark Twain, head and shoulders facing left, by Falk Studios, Melbourne, Australia; signed S.L.C. and M.T. with inscription to Mr. Parday
    1896 January 24
    Photograph S
  • Four photographs of Mark Twain, 1 seated facing left in dark suit, 3 with top hat but different views, by Alfred Ellis of London
    [1896-97]
    Photographs
  • Mark Twain, in pin striped coat with vest, by [Alfred] Ellis, London, with Mark Twain's signature
    [1897 June]
    Photograph S
  • Magazine photograph of Mark Twain
    [1897 June]
    Clipping
  • Composite photograph of a black man and boy driving a cart with a picture of Mark Twain on a chair imposed on cart by Thomas S. Frisbie (with facsimile ALS 1897 October 25 Mark Twain to Thomas S. Frisbie )
    1897
  • Mark Twain, head and shoulders, facing right, by J. Loewy of Vienna; with signature
    1898 May 16
    Photograph S
  • Magazine photograph of Mark Twain by Marceau of Boston
    [post 1898 October]
    Clipping
  • Print of oil painting of Mark Twain, head and shoulders, facing right, by Spiridon. 2 copies, 1 signed
    [1898-1899]
    Print S
  • Print of photograph of Mark Twain; "from portrait series No. 283 The Book News Monthly"
    1899
    Print
  • Mark Twain, facing slightly left, on wood pedestal, inscribed with Mark Twain across lower front, by A. Weinert; back of bust marked "The Henry Bonard Bronze Co. Founders N.Y. 1899." With one photograph of bust
    1899
    Bronze Bust
  • Mark Twain, seated indoors with cigar and books, by H. Walter Barnett [London], with signature of Mark Twain and inscription to Sir William Des Voent
    [1900 April 6]
    Photograph S
  • Photograph of oil portrait of Mark Twain by James MacNeil Whistler, with Whistler's butterfly signature
    [1900]
  • Photograph of photograph of Mark Twain with Laura Hawkins Frazer
    [1902 June]
  • Magazine clipping of 4 photographs of Mark Twain by Thomas E. Marr for "Three Famous Authors Outdoors," Ladies' Home Journal (November 1903), " Mark Twain at Quarry Hill Farm"; " Mark Twain lounging on porch with book upside down"; " Mark Twain with John L. Lewis "; " Mark Twain with his porcelain cat"; with photographs (four each) of William Dean Howells and Henry Van Dyke. 2 copies
    1903
    Clipping
  • Two photographs of Mark Twain at Quarry Farm, and one photograph of the house at Quarry Farm, by T. E. Morr, published by the Curtis Company.
    [1903]
  • Clemens family photographs
    Physical Location: Two slipcases, shelf 132[1903-1907]
    259 silver gelatin prints made in 2001 from original negatives taken by Mark Twain's daughter Jane.

    The photographs document Clemens family life including Twain, Jane, Clara, and Livy Clemens, pets, servants, friends including Richard Watson Gilmer, residences and a tour to Florence and Rome. #6314-bc

  • Photograph of postcard picture of Mark Twain smoking in bed
    [1904]
  • Magazine photograph of Mark Twain, head and shoulders, facing right, by Walter Barnett
    [post 1904]
    Clipping
  • Mark Twain, in black suit and bow tie, seated facing right with windows behind, by Apeda Studios, New York. With one polaroid copy
    190[4 or 7]
  • Color postcard of Mark Twain in bed, with caption " Mark Twain's Muse"
    [1904 -07]
    Postcard
  • " Mark Twain, Pilot," watercolor portrait of Mark Twain at the helm of "American Humor" for Life
    [1905]
    Print
  • Magazine photograph of Mark Twain, in dark suit, by Florian; glued in center of xeroxed clipping re Olivia L. Clemens
    [1906 February]
    Clipping
  • 8 prints of photographs of Mark Twain, seated in rocker, with commentary on moral progress by Mark Twain and facsimile of Twain's letter on photographs from Dublin, N.H.
    [1906 September]
  • 8 prints of photographs of Mark Twain, seated in rocker, with commentary on moral progress by Mark Twain; framed
    [1906 September]
  • Caricature of Mark Twain 1906 by "Fudge" ( George Frederick Scotson-Clark )
    1906
    Watercolor
  • Print of stereograph of Mark Twain, standing, left profile, with Meerschaum pipe in right hand, by Underwood & Underwood
    1907
    Clipping
  • Mark Twain, in academic costume
    [post 1907 June 26]
  • Mark Twain, standing on porch in academic costume with house behind
    [post 1907 June 26]
  • Mark Twain, in academic costume seated on porch
    [post 1907 June 26]
  • Mark Twain, in white suit, seated indoors with book. With 1 copy
    [post 1907 June 26]
  • Mark Twain, in white suit with pipe, standing at window, facing right, by gas fixture
    [post 1907 June 26]
  • Mark Twain, in white suit, seated on rock with kitten
    [post 1907 June 26]
  • Mark Twain in white suit in carved arm chair, sepia tone, rotogravure photo with caption. With one copy of photograph
    [1907]
  • Mark Twain, in white suit facing forward, by A. F. Bradley, sepia tone. With polaroid copy
    1907
  • Mark Twain, playing billiards
    [1908 January 2]
  • Mark Twain playing cards with Clara Clemens
    [1908-1910]
  • Mark Twain seated at piano with Clara Clemens and Miss Nicol standing behind him
    [1908-1910]
  • Clara Clemens, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Mark Twain (in academic costume), Jervis Langdon, Jean Clemens, Joseph H. Twichell by Frank J. Sprague; photographed at Clara Clemens ' wedding; with AN on verso identifying people in photograph
    1909 October 6
  • Mark Twain, in academic costume outdoors by Frank J. Sprague; photographed at wedding of Clara Clemens; with AN on verso identifying photograph
    1909 October 6
  • Magazine photograph of Mark Twain, seated, right profile by Histed, with caption " Mark Twain. Died April 21st."
    [1910]
    Clipping
  • Stereoscopic photograph of the view of Elmira from Quarry Farm
    [1931?]
  • Mark Twain, dressed in white, head and shoulders, facing right; sepia tone print signed by artist, Frank A Nankiwell
    1934
    Print S
  • Mark Twain Centennial Medallion by Kileny; sculpted relief facing right inscribed " Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain Centennial 1835-1935" and "Kileny" bottom left; on verso bottom Robbins & Co, Attleboro, MA. With photographs of medallion with an enlargement, and photograph of (Bernhardt) Wall etching of Mark Twain, box and envelope
    1935
    Bronze Medallion
  • Mark Twain, in white suit, and Edward Quintard with signature of Mark Twain, in mat with missing left corner
    n.d.
    Photograph S
  • Mark Twain, head and shoulder facing left, by Charles Watkins; with signature of Mark Twain and Samuel L. Clemens
    n.d.
    Photograph S
  • Large framed photograph of Mark Twain
    n.d.
  • Photograph of photograph of Mark Twain in black suit seated facing forward. 2 copies
    n.d.
  • Photograph of photograph of Mark Twain in white suit seated with book in left hand. 2 glossy copies, 1 polaroid
    n.d.
  • Mark Twain in black suit with black bow tie, seated, with newspaper on lap. 1 glossy copy tightly cropped, 1 matte copy
    n.d.
  • Mark Twain, head and shoulders facing right
    n.d.
  • Mark Twain, head and shoulders facing right by Newsboy, New York
    n.d.
  • Mark Twain, seated in study, by Pach Brothers, New York
    n.d.
  • Pen and ink caricature of Mark Twain as a yachtsman by Harry Furness, with signature of artist
    n.d.
    Sketch S
  • Mark Twain caricature for Vanity Fair
    n.d.
    Sketch
  • Color engraving of Mark Twain caricature with ANS humorous quote by Mark Twain
    n.d.
    Engraving
  • Mark Twain by Ben Morse with Mark Twain signature
    n.d.
    Inksketch S
  • Mark Twain, seated facing slightly left, cigar in left hand, with watch chain, by Mrs. Edward Ward, in heavy gold frame.
    Physical Location: Hanging on east wall of reading roomn.d.
    Oil on canvas, 19 7/8" H X 16" W
  • Mark Twain, sculpted by "F.E.C."
    n.d.
    Bronze Wall Plaque
  • Mark Twain, head and shoulders facing right, engraving by Timothy Cole after a portrait by Abbott Henderson Thayer, with Mark Twain's signature
    n.d.
    Engraving proof S
  • Print of engraving of Mark Twain, head and shoulders facing right, by Timothy Cole after a portrait by Abbott Henderson Thayer. 2 copies
    n.d.
    Prints S
  • Photograph of drawing of Mark Twain in flames and urn
    n.d.
  • Print of etching of Mark Twain, head and shoulders; taken from unidentified book
    n.d.
    Print
  • Print of photograph of Mark Twain, head and shoulders, facing forward, by New York Photogravure, photo by Sarony
    n.d.
    Print
  • Newspaper photograph of Mark Twain, in a dark suit, facing front
    n.d.
    Clipping
  • Unidentified girl, 3 views, facing right standing, facing forward seated, and standing, by Webster Art Gallery, Oakland, California
    n.d.
    Photographs
  • Box 8
    Pen and ink sketch of Mark Twain on an ice floe, with an Eskimo, weighing relative value of fishing books versus money, by Dan Beard; pen and ink sketch on tan board
    1893
    Illustration S
  • Box 8
    "Tom Sawyer's Aunt Polly "by J. G. Brown; monochrome oil on canvas; University of Virginia Art Index #77 1899
    Physical Location: Framed
    Painting, 76 x 115 cm., plus frame.
  • Box 8
    "The Assembly Was Dispossessed (Dispersed)" by B. West Clinedinst for Roughing It ; black and white wash painting
    1899
    Illustration S
  • Box 8
    Huck Finn in a dress with Jim in background by Edward Windsor Kemble for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; pen and ink
    1899
    Print
  • Box 8
    "Flies, Dan'l, Flies!" by Frederick Burr Opper for Sketches Old and New ("The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County") from Mark Twain uniform set; one print is signed by artist in pencil; one print taken from volume in uniform set
    [1899]
    Print S
  • Box 8
    "The Bathers at Leuke" by Thure Thulstrup for A Tramp Abroad ; black and white wash on tan board
    [1899]
    Illustration S
  • Box 8
    "The Caravan" by Thure Thulstrup for A Tramp Abroad ; black and white wash
    [1899]
    Illustration S
  • Box 8
    "An Unexpected Acquaintance" by Thure Thulstrup for A Tramp Abroad ; black and white wash on tan board
    [1899]
    Illustration S
  • Box 8
    "I am the Dauphin, the Rightful King of France" by W. A. Rogers for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ; pen and ink
    1905 December 21
    Illustration S
  • Box 8
    Illustration for Eve's Diary by Lester Ralph; pen and ink
    [1906]
    Drawing
  • Box 8
    "Three Years After the Battle" by Dan Beard for A Connecticut Yankee in King's Arthur's Court ; pen and ink sketch in black and white; depicts skull and helmet with weeds
    n.d.
    Illustration S
  • Box 8
    "The mate's shadow froze to the deck" by Arthur Burdett Frost; black and white print; signed by artist; taken from unidentified volume in Mark Twain uniform set
    n.d.
    Print S
  • Box 8
    Kitchen scene with a black man, old man, woman and two boys by Arthur Burdett Frost; possibly for Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    n.d.
    Print S
  • Box 8
    Black and white print of etching of riverside scene with cotton bales, boys and steam ship by Edmund H. Garrett; signed by artist
    n.d.
    Print S
  • Box 8
    Two watercolor drawings by Fritz Kredel for Mark Twain translation of Slovenly Peter and two other watercolor drawings for an unidentified story
    n.d.
    Watercolor
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain leaning against column reading an inscription by Peter Newell for Innocents Abroad ; signed by artist; 7 copies
    n.d.
    Illustration S
  • Box 8
    Jim and Huck by F. Richardson for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ; autographs on recto of Mark Twain, Dan Beard, Bayard Jones, A. W. Drake, C. Word Blaisdell, A. B. Wengell, Edwin B. Child, and others
    n.d.
    Illustration S
  • Box 8
    Illustration of a couple kissing by Seymour M. Stone; brown monotone; signed by artist
    n.d.
    Illustration S
  • Box 8
    "Never did Mark Twain make a more beautiful speech" ( Mark Twain surrounded by audience) by E. H. Ward; chalk and ink; audience includes Kate Douglas Smith Riggs Wiggin, Joseph H. Twichell, William Bliss Carman, Henry M. Alden, Ruth McEnery Stuart, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Henry H. Rogers
    n.d.
    Sketch S
  • Box 8
    Illustration of an American tourist in Middle Eastern market by C. D. Weedon; signed by artist
    n.d.
    Colorprint S
  • Box 8
    4 photographs of places associated with Mark Twain : "Interior Mark Twain Museum, Hannibal, Missouri "; " Mark Twain's mother's bedroom"; " Cardiff Hill, Hannibal, Missouri "; " Jervis Langdon, owner of Quarry Farm, Elmira, NY "; 3 stamped on verso " Life Photo by Dimitri Kessel " and all four marked Mark Twain's America
    n.d.
    Photographs
  • Box 8
    Photograph of pilot's certificate issued to Mark Twain by District of St. Louis, Mo.
    1859 April 9
Series V: Miscellaneous
  • Box 8
    Copy of Act of 1820 chapter 20 and Act of 1831 chapter 90 from Regis's Laws of Tennessee in hand of John Marshall Clemens
    [post 1833]
    AN, 2 p.
  • Box 8
    Clemens Family real estate notebooks1867-1868
    Physical Location: (in brown slipcase)
    Notebooks, total 97 p.

    Four notebooks numbered IV, VII, VII part 2, and VIII, concern the " Tennessee lands" owned by the Clemens family; they include copies of deed listings, descriptions of physical characteristics and natural resources of the area near Fentress County; a few comments about the people who lived there; brief mentions of events and neighbors; discussion of genealogy, horse thieves, and Union and Confederate sympathizers; and recipes for household needs, such as glue.

  • Box 8
    [Mark Twain] to [Pamela Clemens Moffett], St. Louis, MO
    [1868 January 15]
    A Envelope

    Franked William M. Stewart in Mark Twain's hand.

  • Box 8
    [Mark Twain] to [Mary Stotts Clemens ]
    [1868] February 22
    A Envelope

    Franked William M. Stewart in Mark Twain's hand; with pencilled notes across the envelope in unknown hand.

  • Box 8
    Mark Twain, London, to Olivia L. Clemens
    1872 September 16
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain's note on Meisterschaft
    [1880 n.d.]
    AN, 1 p.

    "Anyway the children are too young."

  • Box 8
    Mark Twain's notes on family dramatizations of The Prince and the Pauper
    1884-1885
    AN
  • Box 8
    "Zero Zephyrs," The Daily Gate City
    1884 January 6
    Clipping

    About the coldest day in Keokuk, Iowa in 40 years; mentions William H. Bowman.

  • Box 8
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to Franklin G. Whitmore, Hartford, CT
    1886 August 28
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain, Hartford, CT, to Arthur Shipman, New Haven, CT
    1887 April 1
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain's notes on reviews of "Susy's Play"
    1889
    AN
  • Box 8
    [Pamela Clemens Moffett or Jane Lampton Clemens], Fredonia, NY, to Orion Clemens
    [ante 1890]
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    [Olivia L. Clemens], Florence, Italy, to Clara Clemens, Berlin
    1892 December 22
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    With AN re stock shares of Paige Compositor Manufacturing Company stock held for Olivia L. Clemens
    [1894 August 15]
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    Notes in unknown hand concerning Fredonia, NY
    [post 1895]
    AN, 4 p.
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain, Chelsea, England, to Frank Fuller, New York
    1897 June 2
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    [Mark Twain], Tuxedo Park, NY, to Jean Clemens, Katonah, NY
    1897 October 12
    A Envelope

    With AN on envelope, "photo of child whispering."

  • Box 8
    Notes re publication of More Tramps Abroad ( Following the Equator )
    [post 1897]
    AN, 4 p.

    In unknown hands. In red ink "More Tramps Abroad"; in black ink, "American (sic) like to be latest Innocent Abroad"; with notes about word count and instructions from Olivia L. Clemens.

  • Box 8
    [Dolly Stanley], Vienna, to Clara Clemens, London
    1899 July 20
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    [Mark Twain] to Frank Fuller, New York
    1900 August 20
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    "Clemens Negotiations"; notes on negotiations with Mark Twain and others on the buy out of American Publishing Company in Frank E. Bliss's hand
    1903 August 5
    AN, 16 p.
  • Box 8
    List of "swag secreted in the Produce Exchange safe deposit"
    1903 October 12
    AN, 2 p.

    In Mark Twain's hand; lists contracts, bonds, and stocks.

  • Box 8
    Tickets for admission to Bar Harbor, Maine Swimming Club; signed by J. Pulitzer. 4 tickets
    1904
    Ticket S
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain to Unknown
    1905 May
    Signature

    "Very truly yours S.L. Clemens ( Mark Twain )".] 2 signatures

  • Box 8
    Printed ticket to admit John Young Walker MacAlister to Henry Irving's funeral at Westminster Abbey October 20, 1905
    1905 October
    Printed ticket
  • Box 8
    Unknown to Samuel E. Moffett, Jr., Editorial rooms, 416 West 13th Street, N.Y.C.
    1906 May 27
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    Menu for Punch office, Whitefriars, signed on verso by Mark Twain and others
    1907 July 9
    P Menu S
  • Box 8
    Menu of the Players Club signed on verso by Mark Twain, Albert Bigelow Paine, William Dean Howells, and others
    1907 November 20
    P Menu S
  • Box 8
    Unknown to Samuel E. Moffett, Mt. Vernon, NY
    [1907 January 31]
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    Directory of Publishers with A additions
    [1908 October]
    P List, 9 p.

    Printed list with AN, "This is not complete"; list appears to be torn from a larger publication. (originally with TLS 1908 October 30 F. A. Nast to Isabel V. Lyon.

  • Box 8
    List in unknown hand of prices for lots of letters, photographs and other materials of authors and illustrators, chiefly Mark Twain
    [after 1908]
    A List, 2 p.
  • Box 8
    Invitation to Mark Twain's funeral (mourning paper)
    [1910 April 23]
    P Invitation
  • Box 8
    "Professor Loisette," Mark Twain, A Biography , Albert Bigelow Paine
    [1912]
    Page Proof (copy), 2 p.

    With AN in unknown hand.

  • Box 8
    Unknown, Executive Chamber, Nashville, TN, to W. A. Garrett, Jamestown, TN
    1919 June 9
    T Envelope
  • Box 8
    Letters, photographs, and clippings concerning whether Samuel E. Moffett did join the Navy and whether he was related to Admiral William A. Moffett
    1930-1933
    ALS
  • Box 8
    3 First day of U.S. Postal Service issue covers of Samuel L. Clemens, U.S. postage 10 cent stamp; one envelope has 2 of the stamps, one has three, and one has four; all are addressed to Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch and postmarked Hannibal, MO, February 13 1940; envelopes have Mark Twain picture and enclosed in each is printed card signed E. L. [Sparks] re sale of stamps
    1940 February 13
    Envelope
  • Box 8
    Unknown, [New Market, VA], to Samuel E. Moffett, Jr., St. Louis, MO
    n.y. January. 19
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain, New York, to Orion Clemens, St. Louis, MO
    n.y. April 19
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain, Elmira, NY, to William Dean Howells, Newport, RI
    n.y. June 29
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    Unknown to Orion Clemens, St. Louis, MO
    n.y. June
    A Envelope
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain notes on bacteria
    n.d.
    AN
  • Box 8
    Mark Twain's list of things to do: reminder to check Olivia L Clemens ' tin box for letters of Dr. John Brown and others, to visit Author's Club
    n.d.
    AN, 1 p.
  • Box 8
    Notes on tax receipt, probably in Mark Twain's hand
    n.d.
    AN, 1 p.
  • Box 8
    Isabel V. Lyon's comments on sketch of donkey, [1906], by Mark Twain and his discussion of Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy, with sketch
    n.d.
    AN, 1 p.
  • Box 8
    Radio Script for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    n.d.
    Mimeograph, 20 p.

    The first radio version script for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for Radioteatro de America.

  • Box 8
    Notes re publication rights of various authors
    n.d.
    T Notes, 6 p.

    Includes list of authors, title "Want to know who publishes and at what prices"; discussion of publication and copyright information concerning various popular authors, mostly American, and some popular works; cover note for list of books whose copyrights have been extended (list not present); list of questions, titled "want to know," requesting name and addresses of authors whose books will be up for renewal and what sort of works are covered by copyright laws; and note expressing hopes of getting requested authors, and all authors' leagues, including Dramatic League and the " Music league, " to agree to (unspecified) scheme. Some notes possibly in Mark Twain's hand.

  • Box 8
    "Number of words in Mark Twain's books..."
    n.d.
    T List, 2 p.

    Types list covers Innocents Abroad , Roughing It , The Gilded Age , A Tramp Abroad , Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson , Adventures of Tom Sawyer , Sketches New and Old .

  • Box 8
    Short biographical sketch on Mark Twain taken from magazine
    n.d.
    Clipping
  • Box 8
    On signature sheet for Following the Equator ; signed Samuel L.Clemens and Mark Twain
    n.d.
    Signature
  • Box 8
    On signature page of Autograph edition of The Writings of Mark Twain ; signed Samuel L. Clemens and Mark Twain
    n.d.
    Signature
  • Box 9
    "Truly yours" on card; signature "S.L. Clemens" has " Mark Twain " written diagonally across on card
    n.d.
    Signature
  • Box 9
    "Truly yours, Mark Twain; on small paper rectangle
    n.d.
    Signature
  • Box 9
    "Yours truly"; signed Mark Twain and Samuel L. Clemens; on piece of stationery framed in cardboard
    n.d.
    Signature
  • Box 9
    Samuel L. Clemens; on small card
    n.d.
    Signature
  • Box 9
    Mark Twain; on scrap of paper
    n.d.
    Signature
  • Box 9
    Printed signature of Brander Matthews on p.xxxiii of "Biographical Criticism" of Mark Twain from uniform set. 2 copies
    n.d.
    Signature
Series VI: Charles L. Webster & Company Debt Receipts
  • Box 9
    Katherine I. Harrison to [Charles L. Webster & Company creditors]
    1897 December 2
    TL (copy), 1 p.

    Form letter re Mark Twain beginning repayment of claims and his hopes to repay the full amount.

  • Box 9
    Lewis C. Lockwood to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt

    Receipt for payment of Charles L. Webster & Company debt on verso of 1897 December 6 Katherine I. Harrison to Lewis C. Lockwood re same subject.

  • Box 9
    L. W. Ward, Union News Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 6
    Receipt

    Receipt of payment on verso of Katherine I. Harrison to Union News Company.

  • Box 9
    F. S. Bush, Receivers of American Publishing Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    William Evarts Benjamin to Katherine I. Harrison
    189[7] December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Bulkley, Dunton & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    John H. Cahill, New York Telephone Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Daniel G. F. Class to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    E. M. Gill, Gill Engraving Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Heman Burr & Sons to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Henry Lindenmeyer & Sons to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Julius McCowan, Jenkins & McCowan, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    John H. Walker to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    John Todd & Sons to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    J. A. Offord, New York Observer , to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    R. C. Berhell, New York Telephone Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    The Outlook Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    The Publisher's Weekly to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    The Review of Reviews to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    P[hilip] Tecumseh Sherman to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    C. S. Shivler, The American District Telegraph Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Thomas Nelson & Sons to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Moma Russell, Thomas Russell & Son, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 8
    Receipt

    Is returning Mark Twain "donation" check since their claim had been settled.

  • Box 9
    Travers Brothers to Mark Twain
    1897 December 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Becker Brothers to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    C. J. Peters & Son to Katherine I. Harrison with DS receipt
    1897 December 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Cranston & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    David B. Duncan, Popham & Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Harold Godwin, Current Literature Publishing Company, to Katherine I. Harrison and Mark Twain
    1897 December 9
    ALS, 2 p.

    Considers debt settled.

  • Box 9
    Houghton, Mifflin, & Company to Katherine I. Harrison and Estate of Charles L. Webster & Company. 2 receipts
    1897 December 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Frederic N. Bassett, Metaphysical Publishing Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    S. D. Warren & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Clinton Scollard to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    William W. Davis, The Stationers Board of Trade to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    W. L. Greene & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Charles Scribner's Sons to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    The Dial Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    William Goodwin, E. & J. B. Young & Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    E. H. Hames & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Theodore H. Hill to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt

    Considers claim settled.

  • Box 9
    James Pott & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    The Public Opinion Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Robert L. Meyers, R. L. Meyers & Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    S. Danziger, The Chicago Tribune Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    E. O. Vaile to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 10
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    The Carson-Harper Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 11
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Charles F. Chichester to Katherine I. Harrison and Mark Twain
    1897 December 12
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Charles E. Barrow to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 13
    Receipt, 2 p.

    Requests readjustment of check amount.

  • Box 9
    Arthur Cassot, Manhattan Press Clipping Bureau to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 13
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Frank I. Clarke to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 13
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Crocker, Burbank & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 13
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    A. P. Herrington, Richmond, VA, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 13
    Receipt

    Acknowledges receipt but unable to determine why check was sent to him.

  • Box 9
    The North American Review to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 13
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    W. B. Perkins, H. B. Claflin Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 14
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Julia A. Cox to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 14
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    The Kansas City Journal Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 14
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    A. S. Isaacs, The Jewish Messenger, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1897 December 15
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Houghton, Mifflin, & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 17
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    George B. McClellan, Jr., for Estate of George B. McClellan, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 18
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    W. O. Johnson to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 21
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Martha Custer Calhoun, for Elizabeth Bacon Custer, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 24
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Bainbridge Colby, for A. Filipini, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1897 December 30
    ALS, 1 p.

    Re readjustment of A. Filipini and Charles E. Barrow accounts.

  • Box 9
    Horace Granfield to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 January 4
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Ellen Hutchinson Cortissoz to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 January 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    W. B. Craker to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 January 8
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Charles E. Barrow to Katherine I. Harrison
    [1898] January 12
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    William Dunkerley, New Publishing Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 January 22
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Asa Bird Gardner, for Estate of Philip H. Sheridan, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 January 26
    TLS
  • Box 9
    Katherine I. Harrison to A. P. Herrington
    1898 February 7
    Receipt (copy), 2 p.

    Form letter for all Charles L. Webster & Company's creditors for final payment of all their claims and creditors are to return letter as receipt.

  • Box 9
    Alfred Aldridge to [Katherine I. Harrison ]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    C. S. Shivler, American District Telegraph Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 9
    TLS
  • Box 9
    Receivers of American Publishers Corporation to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    D. T. Ames to [Katherine I. Harrison ]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Charles E. Barrow to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt

    Receipt for full claim.

  • Box 9
    Becker Brothers to [Katherine I. Harrison ]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    William Evarts Benjamin to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Henry Bragg, Russell Publishing Company, to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    M. G. Dodger, Clark Prize Book, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Frank I. Clarke to [Katherine I. Harrison ]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Consolidated Gas Company to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Cranston & Company to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    J. B. Gilder, The Critic Company to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    D. Appleton & Company to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    F. G. Brown, The Dial Company, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    J. B. Patterson, F. A. Ringler & Company, to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Forsyth & Wilson to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    The Gill Engraving Company to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Horace Granfield to Katherine I. Harrison with AN by Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    L. R. Hammersley & Company to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    L. H. Burr, Heman Burr & Sons, to [ Katherine I. Harrison] with A addition
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Henry Lindenmeyer & Sons to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    A. S. Isaacs to [Katherine I. Harrison ]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Thomas Todd, John Todd & Sons, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    M. I. Booker, The Journal Company, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Fred Lauer to [Katherine I. Harrison ]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Lewis C. Lockwood to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Arthur Cassot, Manhattan Press Clipping Bureau to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    Oscar H. Marsh to [Katherine I. Harrison ]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    George B. McClellan, Jr., for Ellen Marcy McClellan, and Ellen Marcy McClellan, for Estate of George B. McClellan, to Katherine I. Harrison. 2 receipts
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    E. F. Stephenson, Metaphysical Publishing Company to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 9
    William Baldwin, Methodist Book Concern, to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    The New York Observer to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    John H. Cahill, New York Telephone Company to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    The North American Review to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    H. Beswick, The Outlook Company, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Review
  • Box 10
    W. B. Perkins to [Katherine I. Harrison ]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    Emma Platt, for estate of J. C. Platt, to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    R. S. Rossithal, Polyglot Book Company to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    G. B. Kimberly, The Public Opinion Company, to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    W. J. Bell, The Publishers Weekly, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    The Review of Reviews to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    Henry H. Rogers to [Katherine I. Harrison ]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    J. M. Mehan, The School Journal, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    Charles D. Matheson, Security Trust Company to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    C. J. Peters & Son to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    P[hilip] Tecumseh Sherman to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    W. Thomson, Thomas Nelson & Sons, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    Travers Brothers to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    S. W. Ward, Union News Company, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    S. D. Warren & Sons to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    J. H. Walker to [Katherine I. Harrison ]
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    A. Ward, The Chicago Tribune Company to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 10
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    Daniel G. F. Class to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 11
    Receipt

    Re settlement of debt

  • Box 10
    E. H. Hames & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 12
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    R. L. Myers Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 12
    Receipt

    Returning receipted bill of Charles L. Webster & Company.

  • Box 10
    Clinton W. Scollard to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 12
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    W. L. Greene & Company to [Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 12
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    Receivers of American Publishers Corporation to Katherine I. Harrison with A addition
    1898 February 14
    TL, 1 p.

    Re bookkeeping corrections of account; with A addition.

  • Box 10
    Bulkley, Dunton & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 14
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    R. L. Harper, Carson-Harper Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 14
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    Crocker, Burbank & Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 14
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    Dennison & Sons to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 14
    Receipt
  • Box 10
    David B. Duncan, Popham & Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 14
    Receipt
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    A. P. Herrington, Richmond, VA, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 14
    Receipt

    Acknowledges final payment receipt; does not know why he has received payments and is willing to return the money to the appropriate party.

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    Theodore H. Hill to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 14
    Receipt
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    Julius McCowan, Jenkins & McCowan to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 14
    Receipt
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    Henry W. Quin, D. Appleton & Company, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 14
    Receipt
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    S. D. Warren & Company to Katherine I. Harrison, 2 receipts
    1898 February 14
    Receipt
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    The Current Literature Publishing Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 15
    TLS, 1 p.

    Returning check because they consider account closed.

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    W. Goodson, E. & J. B. Young, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 15
    Receipt
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    The Forum Publishing Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 15
    Receipt
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    F. J. Hill to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 15
    Receipt
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    Houghton, Mifflin, & Company to Katherine I. Harrison with ALS conveying appreciation
    1898 February 15
    Receipt
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    W. O. Johnson to Katherine I. Harrison with ALS conveying appreciation
    1898 February 15
    Receipt
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    William Davis, The Stationers Board of Trade, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 15
    Receipt
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    E. O. Vaile to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 15
    Receipt
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    Asa Bird Gardiner, for estate of Philip H. Sheridan, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 16
    Receipt
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    Charles F. Chichester, The Century Publishers to Katherine I. Harrison with TLS conveying appreciation
    1898 February 17
    Receipt
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    William Goodson, E. & J. B. Young Co., to Katherine I. Harrison with A Memo
    1898 February 17
    Receipt
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    Margaret Custer Calhoun, for Elizabeth Bacon Custer, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 18
    Receipt
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    J. M. Mann, Charles Scribner's Sons, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 February 18
    Receipt
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    A. L. Lenbuscher to Katherine I. Harrison with ALS cover letter
    1898 February 9
    Receipt
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    W. Rowland Waller, New Publishing Company, to Katherine I. Harrison with TLS cover letter
    1898 February 22
    Receipt
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    J. C. Poland to Katherine I. Harrison with ALS cover letter
    1898 February 23
    Receipt
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    W. B. Craker to Katherine I. Harrison with ALS conveying appreciation
    1898 February 24
    Receipt
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    William Payne, Mount Morris Bank, to [ Katherine I. Harrison]
    1898 February 24
    Receipt
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    William H. Davis, Stationers Board of Trade to Katherine I. Harrison with TLS cover letter. 3 receipts for James Pott & Company, Thomas Whittaker, and McMillan & Company
    1898 February 25
    Receipt
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    Julia A. Cox to Katherine I. Harrison with ALS cover letter
    1898 February 26
    Receipt
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    Asa Bird Gardiner, for Irene Rucker Sheridan for estate of Philip H. Sheridan, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 March 4
    Receipt
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    A. P. Herrington, Richmond, VA, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 March 10
    ALS, 1 p.

    Will investigate the matter and, if same not for him, will return amount received.

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    Asa Bird Gardiner, for Irene Rucker Sheridan for estate of Philip H. Sheridan, to Katherine I. Harrison with receipt
    1898 March 11
    TLS, 1 p.
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    Katherine I. Harrison to Postmaster Oakland or Emerson, IA, with ANS March 21 J. H. Archer, Postmaster, Oakland, IA, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 March 19
    TLS, 1 p.

    Inquires about December 6 letter with check in it sent to Oscar Marsh, who received her February 11 letter but not the earlier one. With ANS 1898 March 21 J. H. Archer, Postmaster, Oakland, IA, to Katherine I. Harrison states Oscar Marsh not a resident and that the letter may have been forwarded to his permanent address.

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    Ellen Hutchinson Cortissoz to Katherine I. Harrison with ALS cover letter
    1898 March 21
    Receipt
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    S. S. McClure Company to Katherine I. Harrison with TLS cover letter
    1898 March 21
    Receipt
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    Receivers of American Publishing Company to Katherine I. Harrison with P Receipt 1898 March 25 with A additions and P Terms sheet
    1898 March 25
    TLS, 3 p.

    Apology for "blunder" over remittance prior to their receivership.

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    The Forum Publishing Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 March 25
    TLS, 1 p.

    Requests information on date of first payment on Charles L. Webster & Company debt by Parker & Scudder.

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    A. Howard Ritter to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 March 25
    TLS, 1 p.

    Requests date Parker & Scudder was sent $12.90 payment from Charles L. Webster & Company.

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    A. P. Herrington, Richmond, VA, to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 March 26
    ALS, 1 p.

    Cover letter for return of $6.54 sent him by mistake.

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    E. O. Vaile to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 March 26
    TL[S], 1 p.

    Has received last 2 payments for Charles L. Webster & Company debt but not one on May 18 1897; has searched records thoroughly.

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    Armand P. Herrington, Chattanooga, TN, to Katherine I. Harrison with ALS conveying appreciation
    1898 April 2
    Receipt
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    A. Howard Ritter to Katherine I. Harrison with TLS cover letter
    1898 April 2
    Receipt
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    Asa Bird Gardiner, for Irene Rucker Sheridan for estate of Philip H. Sheridan, to Katherine I. Harrison with receipt
    1898 April 4
    TLS, 1 p.
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    Elizabeth Bacon Custer to Katherine I. Harrison with ANS cover letter
    1898 April 10
    Receipt
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    J. S. Hand to Katherine I. Harrison with ALS cover letter
    1898 April 16
    Receipt
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    Katherine I. Harrison, New York, to Bainbridge Colby with AN 1898 June 3 Bainbridge Colby to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 May 20
    TLS, 1 p.

    Asks if he has any more information on P. J. White. AN 1898 June 3 Bainbridge Colby to Katherine I. Harrison says he knows no other way to reach P. J. White.

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    The Forum Publishing Company to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 June 3
    Receipt
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    E. O. Vaile to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 June 4
    Receipt
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    Oscar H. Marsh to Katherine I. Harrison
    1898 June 6
    TLS, 1 p.

    Received one check but not the other.

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    "Persons From Whom Receipts in Full Have Been Received" with A additions
    [1898 July]
    T List, 2 p.

    List of creditors of Charles L. Webster & Company who have returned receipts.

Box 10
Autograph book of Daniel Terrance Mulvey, containing Mark Twain's signature 1906-1907

Mulvey, a page in the United States Senate, collected the signatures of many Senators as well as that of visitor Mark Twain.