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Samuel Langhorne Clemens collection of papers

Title
Samuel Langhorne Clemens collection of papers, 1856-1938 bulk (1870-1938).
Author
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS ClemensSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
717 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Notebooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and literary and social critic. Born on November 30, 1835 he wrote fiction and non-fiction under the pseudonyms Mark Twain, Sieur Louis de Conte, Quentin Curtius Snodgrass, and Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the materials was previously owned by W. T. H. Howe and Owen D. Young. Other materials were previously owned by William Harris Arnold, Margaret Blackmer, the American Play Company, William F. Gable, Alan Norman Mendleson, and Seth Terry.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Clemens
Author
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910.
Title
Samuel Langhorne Clemens collection of papers, 1856-1938 bulk (1870-1938).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of portraits, pictorial works, manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, a diary for 1885, a notebook for 1895, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts and typescripts include drafts and manuscripts of novels, short stories, poems, articles and essays, and lectures.
The correspondence includes letters and telegrams, dating from 1867 to 1909, from the author to Sylvester Baxter, Elisha Bliss, Frank Bliss, Andrew Carnegie, Andrew Chatto, Chatto & Windus, his wife Olivia, his brother Orion Clemens, Frederick Duneka, Franklin Fuller, Fred J. Hall, William Dean Howells, Isabel Lyon, James R. Osgood, the Rev. Edwin P. Parker, James B. Pond, James Redpath, Henry Huddleston Rogers, Theodore Roosevelt, Percy Spalding, A. R. Spofford, Bram Stoker, Charlotte Teller, Irving S. Underhill, and to others. There are also a number of copies of letters in Isabel Lyon's hand. The correspondence also includes letters relating to the author, dating from 1862 to 1935, between various correspondents including N. M. Butler, Sir Hugh Walpole, Moncure Daniel Conway, Andrew Chatto, W. D. Howells, Frederick Duneka, Merle Johnson, J. N. Larned, Isabel Lyon, W. T. H. Howe, E. W. Nye, A. B. Paine, G. H. Putnam, F. N. Doubleday, Major James Burton Pond, Romaine W. Seaver, Thomas E. Sherman, P. T. Sherman, Bram Stoker, and others. Also present are letters to Clemens from Thomas Bailey Aldrich, William Dean Howells, Henry H. Rogers, and others.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and literary and social critic. Born on November 30, 1835 he wrote fiction and non-fiction under the pseudonyms Mark Twain, Sieur Louis de Conte, Quentin Curtius Snodgrass, and Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907.
Baxter, Sylvester, 1850-1927.
Bliss, Elisha.
Bliss, Francis E. (Francis Edward)
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.
Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925.
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.
Chatto, Andrew.
Clemens, Olivia Langdon, 1845-1904.
Clemens, Orion, 1825-1897.
Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907.
Doubleday, Frank Nelson, 1862-1934.
Duneka, Frederick A., -1919.
Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915.
Fuller, Franklin.
Hall, Fred J.
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup)
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
Larned, J. N. (Josephus Nelson), 1836-1913.
Johnson, Merle, 1874-1935.
Lyon, Isabel, 1863-1958.
Nye, Bill, 1850-1896.
Osgood, James R. (James Ripley), 1836-1892.
Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861-1937.
Parker, Edwin Pond, 1836-1920.
Pond, James B. (James Burton), 1838-1903.
Pond, Ozias W.
Putnam, George Haven, 1844-1930.
Redpath, James, 1833-1891.
Rogers, Henry Huddleston, 1879-1935.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Seaver, Romaine W.
Sherman, P. Tecumseh (Philemon Tecumseh), 1867-1941.
Sherman, Thomas Ewing, 1856-1933.
Spalding, Percy.
Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908.
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912.
Teller, Charlotte, 1876-
Ticknor, Benjamin Holt, 1842-1914.
Underhill, Irving S., 1866-1937.
Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941.
Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900.
Arnold, William Harris, 1854-1923. Former owner
Blackmer, Margaret. Former owner
Gable, William F., 1856-1921. Former owner
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) Former owner
Mendleson, Alan Norman. Former owner
Terry, Seth Sprague, 1862-1932. Former owner
Young, Owen D., 1874- Former owner
American Publishing Company (Hartford, Conn.)
Chatto & Windus (Firm)
American Play Company. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Clemens
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