Vol 3 Section 0109

None of these were published for decades following his death; two were abandoned [“Hotchkiss,” and “Conspiracy”], and the third remained in the form of extended notes. Yet each represents an important act of memory and imagination. All are rooted in his boyhood hometown. The most striking of these is the stupendous work of tabulated early memory that he called “Villagers of 1840-3.” “Villagers” is a kind of city directory of Hannibal in those years…it comprises thumbnail sketches of more than a hundred

Hannibal people             Note: “Conspiracy” was continued off and on until about 1902 [AMT-1: 707]. Both

SLC used mourning border for most letters from Susy’s death on, then from Livy’s death on.