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    Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) Letter of Introduction Autograph letter signed, "S. L. Clemens," 1 page, 5.5" x 9", Aix les Baines, July 21, 1891 to Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), editor of the Century magazine. A clearly excited Clemens writes, "My arm is still badly crippled with the rheumatism. I am forbidden to write with it, but I must drop just a line to introduce you to this bright & charming young Finnish baroness & suggest that you drop her a line in case you would like some Finland life sympathetically done in the magazine. She visited the Warners in Hartford two or three years ago & left a most pleasant impression with us all. We had good time with that young Boston clergyman on board ship. Yours Sincerely, S. L. Clemens." Light horizontal crease, light pencil notations at top that could be easily removed, otherwise quite bright and clean with a bold signature. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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