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454                                                                        1901

Note: This about Allan Marquand (1853-1924) from Princeton’s website: “the first professor of art at Princeton and founder of the Department of Art and Archaeology, presented his personal art library of 5,000 volumes to the University. He began collecting books on the Italian Renaissance, classical archaeology, and medieval art as early as 1879.”

Sam also wrote to Ella Trabue Smith, his second cousin on his mother’s side:

This is a funny postoffice. Daily it sends me batches of misdirected letters; then, about once a week, it prints upon all such, “No such street in New York” & sends them on their travels. Yours has been traveling 22 days—I don’t know where. Pamela lives 120 blocks west of me; Annie lives near her. I do not see them often—the distance is too great. Annie has a daughter in college, & two grown sons. Orion died 3 years ago. His widow still lives in Keokuk.

Sam continued that he was glad to be home again even though housekeeping was “more troublesome & difficult than it was in European cities.” It seemed to him that all he did was answer mail, and confessed that one day he wrote 31 letters and his wife and daughters wrote 31 more. He was going to send her his photograph, and one of his daughters, but there was none of Livy and she wouldn’t sit for one [MTP]. Note:

See Vol. I&II for other entries on Smith.

Sam also replied to the Dec. 29 questions of Irving S. Underhill:

“No, the Adam Diary will not be published in my American collection [Uniform Edition] right away, I think. But if it should be published right away, that would not injure the Doubleday volume, since it would appear only as a small part of one of my volumes & would be sold in a set of 22 volumes (or 23)” [MTP].

Ernest Hendrie wrote from London to Sam that he’d finished a play (on Aug. 7, 1900 Hendrie had sought dramatization rights for the Hadleyburg story). Hendrie’s writing is not always clear but he referred to Charles Frohman who had “a very favorable opinion” [MTP]. Note: Sam wrote on the env. “Hendrie has finished it”. See also Nov. 17, 1906, Mar. 20 and Apr. 9, 1907.

January 2 WednesdaySam’s notebook: “Rose’s address: 45 W 46th” [NB 44 TS 2].

At 1410 W. 10th in N.Y.C., Sam wrote a postcard to Augustus T. Gurlitz: “Please send me the name & address

of the man whose letter (from Florida) I sent you yesterday” [MTP]. Note: the man was Justus S. North, of Welaka, Fla.

After a second invitation, Sam replied to the Australian Society of New York. “I must not venture to add to another engagement to my list, which is a trifle overloaded already. To-morow is a great day out yonder. The supremacy of ‘Cup Day’ is in danger. Sincerely yours, S.L. Clemens” [MTP: The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia, 21 Feb. 1901, p. 5]. Note: see Dec. 30, 1900 for the first invite.

On Jan. 2, 1901, Harper & Brothers billed Sam for some books (unspecified) for his personal use giving Dec. 22, 1900 as the date of purchase [1901 Financials file MTP].

The American Publishing Co. wrote to Sam (only the envelope survives) [MTP].

January 3 ThursdaySam’s notebook: “Mrs. Rogers dinner P O R T R A I T” [NB 44 TS 2].

At 1410 W. 10th in N.Y.C., Sam wrote a postcard to Augustus T. Gurlitz, with afterthoughts about the possible copyright and trademark suit against Butler Brothers of Chicago [MTP].

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