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    Samuel L. Clemens [Mark Twain] Autograph Letter Signed "S. L. Clemens," one page, 5" x 8.5". Elmira, September 20, 1884. Unnamed recipient. In full, "The album has gone to Hartford, I judge, where I have not been for 4 months, but where I shall doubtless be, a week or ten days hence." In 1870, Samuel L. Clemens married Olivia Langdon of Elmira, New York, and spent about 20 summers there, working on such classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), The Prince and the Pauper (1882), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889). When this letter was written, Clemens was preparing to return to his Hartford, Connecticut, home after spending his summer in Elmira. He had already finished writing Huckleberry Finn which was published two months after this letter was written. Pencil notation in unknown hand at upper left. Mounting remnants on verso. Fine condition. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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