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Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Materials are in English.
The Clemens, S.L. mss., 1867-1944, consist of correspondence and other materials of Samuel L. Clemens, better known as the author Mark Twain.
This collection is open for research.
Clemens, 1835-1910, was an American author and humorist best known for his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885).
The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings.
Correspondents include: Norman Hapgood, George Brinton McCleelan Harvey, Merle Johnson, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Melville Elijah Stone, and Charles Henry Webb.
Writings and accompanying materials include manuscripts for "The Quaker city holy excursion, chapter 36 of The gilded age"; A Tramp Abroad, Sunrise on Mount Rigi, chapter 29; Following the equator, unpublished portion of chapter 51; a note and seven photographs of Clemens depicting "the progress of a moral purpose through the mind of the human race's Oldest Friend," Aug. 1906; two autograph signatures written in blottentot; and brief notes.
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.
Completed in 2013
Some folders may include accompanying materials.
Autograph Manuscript. (bound)