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    Samuel Clemens Autograph Letter Signed "Your uncle Mark." One page, 5" x 6.5", [New York City], May 15, 1908, to Mary Benjamin Rogers, his niece by marriage (often considered his favorite niece). In part:

    "These [photograph] arrived yesterday evening. They are very recent, & are better than [photographer Joseph G.] Gessford's which are 4 years old. 'D.M.' suggests the . . . [illegible] was altered, & at the same time charitably veils & softens a good deal of the rugged strength of it. . . . I will leave it at your house tomorrow or next day, where you will find it when you revisit the city."

    Accompanied by a Joseph Bonnet Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 5" x 6.5", Washington, D.C., n.d. The French organist and composer has written this letter in French ca. 1918. Both letters are toned and affixed side-by-side to card stock measuring 11" x 8".

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