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    [Mark Twain]. Samuel Clemens Autograph Note Signed on a Facsimile Letter with a Second Signature. The author has signed "SLC" and "Mark Twain" on this interesting piece addressed to "Mrs. Waring," the widow of a friend of Clemens. One side of a postcard, 3.75" x 5.75", New York, December 1905. Clemens writes the note vertically along the right edge, "I loved him, I loved him most dearly. SLC." The facsimile letter, sent to many of his well-wishers on his seventieth birthday, reads, "To you, & to all my other known & unknown friends who have lightened the weight of my seventieth birthday with kind words & good wishes I offer my most grateful thanks & beg leave to sign myself." Here, Clemens writes in holograph, "Dear Mrs. Waring." Mrs. Waring is likely the widow of George E. Waring, an engineer from Rhode Island who regularly contributed to the Atlantic Monthly. Mr. Waring met Clemens in 1875 and died of yellow fever in 1898. The facsimile then continues, "Yours & their obliged friend." Clemens then signs in holograph, "Mark Twain." This card is very clean.

    During the previous year, Clemens' wife of thirty-four years, Livy, died as the two visited Italy. The author returned to his home in New York, where he lived for the next three years and wrote this note. He died in 1910, five years after writing this thank you card.

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