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Samuel Langhorne Clemens Letter

Identifier: MSS 0411


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.


  • 1886


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0.02 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens Letter
Patrick Dollar
March 2021
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