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professor of history at Princeton (1883-1889) and at Columbia University (1896-1928); He was the founder and first president of the US Olympic Committee and led the first American Olympic team to the 1896 summer games in Athens. See entries for Sloane in Vol. II. See Gribben p. 647.

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January 25 FridaySam’s notebook: “University Club 5th Ave & 54th St Supper & music 9 p.m.” [NB 44 TS 4].

At 1410 W. 10th in N.Y.C., Sam wrote on a letter in French from H. Montheré (Nov. 6, 1900) to Chatto

      Windus. Montheré had requested translating rights to RI.

“I have told him you control my foreign business & will arrange with him in case you have not already parted with the French rights & are willing to trade with him—or words to that effect” [MTP]. Note: Sam’s reply to Montheré is not extant.

Sam also wrote to Franklin G. Whitmore. Only the envelope survives [MTP].

January 26 SaturdaySam’s notebook: “New York Theatre—box (?)” [NB 44 TS 4]. Note: see insert ad for New York Theatre, Broadway at 45th Street.

At 1410 W. 10th in N.Y.C., Sam wrote to William Oliver Fuller, Jr. (b.1856), journalist, author, lecturer, editor of the Rockland (Me.)

Courier-Gazette, humorous writer for various N.Y. papers.

“Yes, the slippers are not mates. Please send mates. It is base to travel about the country with slippers which are not mates: they deceive. Persons once deceived will be afraid to trust you again. / P.S. Is there a back window at Aldrich’s—& is it close to the ground?” [MTP]. Note: Fuller, often seen as W.O. Fuller, Jr., was the author of What Happened to Wigglesworth (1901) not in Gribben.

Sam also wrote to Thomas Bailey Aldrich: Cue: “By George, I’m having a time with the umbrella!” [MTP]. Note:

UCCL 12753 letter is currently unavailable.

January 27 SundaySam’s notebook: “64 W. 104th [NB 44 TS 4].

January 28 MondaySam’s notebook:

Agreed with Jules Eckert Goodman that he shall have 3 months in which to dramatise Joan of Arc to his satisfaction & mine. If he succeeds, will contract with him on basis of Kester’s contract with me (on Huck Finn). I think he ought to then have 12 months in which to stage it—failing which, the contract to expire. / University Club 7.30. Judge Howland. / Send N.Y. Greeting to Mr. W.” [NB 44 TS 4]. Note: Jules Eckert Goodman (1876-1962), playwright, and for a short time a journalist on the Dramatic Mirror. He would not find a long-run success in plays until 1910.

January 29 TuesdayAt 1410 W. 10th in N.Y.C., Sam wrote to Joe Twichell.

Dear Joe,—

I’m not expecting anything but kicks for scoffing, & am expecting a diminution of my bread & butter by it, but if Livy will let me I will have my say. This nation is like all the others that have been spewed upon the

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