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Samuel Langhorne Clemens Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0411

Overview

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pseudonym Mark Twain, was an author and humorist. Clemens was born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, to Jane Lampton and John Marshall Clemens. When he was four, Twain's family moved to Hannibal, Missouri,[15] a port town that inspired many of his later writings, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

This collection includes 1 handwritten autographed letter by Clemens.

Dates

  • 1886

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased.

Physical Description

2 pages, in ink, on two panels of a folded large quarto lettersheet.

Offensive Language Statement

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Title
Samuel Langhorne Clemens Letter
Status
Completed
Author
Patrick Dollar
Date
March 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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