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    Samuel Clemens ("Mark Twain") Autograph Letter Signed. One page with blank integral on imprinted letterhead, 5" x 7.75". Riverdale on the Hudson; June 12, 1902. A letter to C. E. Hutchings: "I ought to be very grateful to you for making that verbatim report & printing it, & I am. Long-hand reports have embittered my life for 30 years, for no matter how bad a speech I make they manage to make it twice as bad as it was when I disgorged it. And so I thank you. With my kindest regards to Mrs. Hutchings - once of Hannibal - & to you. I am Sincerely yours, S.L. Clemens." Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope addressed in Clemens' hand.

    C.E. Hutchings was a stenographer, a skill which allowed him to correctly transcribe a speech delivered by Clemens for publication.

    Condition: With the usual mail folds and very gently toned. The accompanying envelope has some soiling and has been sliced open at right, with a bit of creasing.


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