want his name connected with the diaries, and hoped Sam would be willing to make the slight changes which “would make republication less disagreeable to me and my relations” Sam replied on Nov. 20.
Gribben writes of Sam’s inclusion of an excerpt from John Guille Millais (1865- 1931)’ The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais, President of the Royal Academy, by His Son, John Guille Millais
In London, on 10 November 1899, Mark Twain inserted a quotation from page 316 of volume 2 (copied by an unknown assistant) into a manuscript titled “Postscript—Osteopathy” (DV13, MTP). Mark Twain took the quotation from Lord Leighton’s letter of 19 May 1895 to Sir John Millais, which recommended Jonas Henrick Kellgren’s therapy of Swedish massage .
November 11 Saturday – In London, England Sam replied to E. Duncan Lucas that he’d forgotten “what the project was,” but if Lucas would call between 4 and 4:30 nearly any day he would see. Sam provided Chatto’s address and warned: “Show this card, or Chatto will tell you I have gone to the continent—& it will not be true” [MTP].
Sam also wrote to an unidentified man and used his Wellington Court address.
“The ‘Diary’ has just arrived, & I hasten to thank you in advance for the pleasure in store for me in the reading of it. When you say I inspired you to write it you pay me a compliment…” [MTP].
Sam also wrote a short note to John Y. MacAlister “Sup with you tomorrow night while the outsiders are absent? Mrs. Clemens & I will be there, & shall be very glad. / I dasn’t venture to accept the Medical Society’s invitation, because I’ve got a previous engagement…/ P.S. One of the girls is not very well, the other must stay at home with her” [MTP].
In the evening Clara Clemens gave a vocal performance under the tutelage of Madame Blanche Marchesi; the family attended [Nov. 10 to Bigelow].
The New York Times, p.5, reprinted an article from the St. Louis Republic, “Mark Twain’s Boyhood,” which highlighted Sam’s past and present relationship with his cousin, Mrs. J.W. Greening (“Puss” Quarles) and revealed Sam’s monthly checks to her support.
November 12 Sunday – In London, England Sam wrote to Miss Eva L. Farrell, niece of Robert G.
Ingersoll, who died July 21 of congestive heart failure.
“Except for my daughter’s, I have not grieved for any death as I have grieved for his. His was a great & beautiful spirit, he was a man—all man, from his crown to his foot-soles. My reverence for him was deep & genuine; I prized his affection for me, & returned it with usury” [MTP].
Sam and Livy may indeed have dined with John Y. MacAlister as his note of Nov. 11 shows.
November 13 Monday – Sam wrote an aphorism on a card that was later pasted on the flyleaf of RI: “Let
us save the to-morrows for work. Truly Yours, Mark Twain, London, Nov. 13/99” [MTP: City Auction catalogs, Feb.
28, 1942, Item 56].
November 14 Tuesday
November 15 Wednesday
SLC used mourning border for most letters from Susy’s death on, then from Livy’s death on.