Vol 3 Section 0584

528                                                                        1901

June 4 TuesdaySam’s canceled check survives:

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Mrs F A Ramsay


June 5 WednesdayAt 1410 W. 10th in N.Y.C., Sam sent a telegram to Miss Mazie Robinson, 420


PLEASE GIVE MY LOVE AND PATRIARCHIAL BLESSINGS TO THE CLUB” [MTP]. Note: the 1900 Geer’s City Directory for Hartford lists Henry S. Robinson, John T. Robinson, and Mary S. Robinson at this address on Main; John was in the late Henry C. Robinson’s lawfirm letterhead. The club was likely the Saturday Morning Club formed by Sam and Livy sometime in 1876. See entries Vol. I.

Sam’s notebook: “My Vienna portrait delivered to-day to Melville B. Raymond, 1358 Broadway, who will return it presently” [NB 44 TS 11]. Note: Melville B. Raymond was a Broadway producer who went bankrupt in 1905; perhaps the Spiridon painting was to be used in dramatizing one of Sam’s stories.

June 6 ThursdaySam’s notebook: “A.A. Adee Asst. Sec. State 1601” [NB 44 TS 11]. Note: Alvey Augustus Adee (1842-1924), Second Assistant Secretary of State under John Hay; a bachelor and bicycle enthusiast who was almost totally deaf, Adee was a recognized expert on Shakespeare and on foreign affairs, and in the office since 1869, when appointed by Grover Cleveland.

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Century co


Likely subscription fee

Sam T. Hughes of Cleveland, Ohio wrote to Sam enclosing a news clipping datelined Washington, June 6 about a giant lock, three feet ten inches long and a large iron key which were on exhibit at the national museum. “What right, do you think, has anybody, except the agents of the Emperor of China, or possibly a burglar, to this lock and key? Does not this case come generally under the line of your criticism of looting in China?” [MTP].

June 7 FridaySam’s notebook: “Go with Mr Rogers” [NB 44 TS 11].

At 1410 W. 10th in N.Y.C., Sam wrote to Charles Erskine Scott Wood, in Portland, Ore. Wood was an old West Point man, and a member of the Anti-Imperialist movement.

I am so sorry you interred that noble poem in an obscure publication. It should have been sent to the North American, whence it would have been copied into even hostile publications purely on account of its merit as a poem.

No, the Hundred Year Book is not a secret and there is no indiscretion,

Sam advised that they were packing for the Adirondacks for the summer and negotiating for another house in the same New York neighborhood. Wood was coming to New York but they’d be leaving just before he arrived, which was “too bad” as Sam would have liked him to get acquainted with Livy. They’d return to the City in October—then they’d have to get together “and set this world right once more”


Notes: Jean Clemens took dictation, typed and signed the letter. The “Hundred Year Book” was Sam’s future autobiography; Gribbens speculates the poem was “Ode to Freedom,” published in 1901.

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