Mark Twain's Letters, 1876-1880: Volume 4, 1879

By Mark Twain Project

An digital Edition

Volume 1: 1876
Edited by way of the
Mark Twain Project
Published for the
University of California Press
by the
Mark Twain undertaking of The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California

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Convinced extra emendations, of the sort characteristically said within the textual commentaries of our revealed volumes, were utilized to manuscript resources: xxi • Clemens’s attribute period-dash blend on the finish of a manuscript line has been got rid of, as a vintage instance of whatever that may develop into an errors if actually transcribed. There are numerous attainable the reason why Clemens can have used this end-line sprint, yet we're definite he by no means meant it to be construed as punctuation, the unavoidable consequence if the typesetter or the reader doesn't realize the conference and reads it as a pause.

1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 My pricey Howells: Your letter introduced me large reduction. It were my goal to mark that spiritual squib “Private,” yet I forgot it, & so was once tortured with the phobia that it may possibly fall into the palms of the kinfolk. One can't be too cautious how he charges from the Bible, for he may possibly convey a blush the place he will be faraway from wishing to reason one of these factor. because my go back, the mail amenities have enabled Orion to maintain me proficient as to his intentions.

I admire you darling SamR. Ï J Mrs. S. L. Clemens | Hartford, | Conn [return tackle, quantity rotated in pencil:] IF no longer brought inside 10 DAYS, TO BE lower back TO [postmarked:] CHICAGO unwell. NOV eleven 2PM [and] HARTFORD CONN. REC’D. NOV thirteen 11A. M. [docketed by way of Olivia L. Clemens:] Nov. 11'—— 1879—page a hundred thirty five To Olivia L. Clemens 11 November 1879 • 2d of two • Chicago, in poor health. (MS, in pencil: Davis and CtHMTH, #01713) 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Chicago, Nov. eleven.

I employed a den a mile from the inn & went to paintings once I reached Paris, yet my hearth went out & i used to be laid up the first actual day. I merely acquired particularly & squarely to paintings back every week in the past, & needed to return to mattress back to-day—more dysentery, or relatively, a risk of it which apprehensive me. i'm operating, each likelihood i am getting, & that’s the simplest i will do. i'm hoping for you to cross correct alongside, now,—I think my illnesses are approximately performed out. i've been in a position to speak, if I couldn’t write. Been interviewed through the “World” consultant.

Saturday. 187 nine My pricey Frank: should you go back the MS to me by means of exhibit, don’t omit to mark it “Value $500”—or $1000. while shall you be performed with it? I ask simply because i need to grasp no matter if to move & stopover at my Fredonia parents now, or wait until eventually i've got revised the e-book. it's not that i am in any hurry for the MS, yet i need to understand the way to date the aforesaid stopover at. =Write me Telegraph or write me. = Yrs actually S. L. C. J [letter docketed:] S. L. Clemens | Aug nine. seventy nine 1879—page ninety To Mary H. Beale eight September 1879 • Elmira, N.

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