Jaccaci”—August F. Jaccaci, art director for McClure’s. See Sam’s to Rogers, of Jan. 2, 1902 for mention of Jaccaci.
“Which Was It” was an unfinished piece Sam wrote during 1903; It was collected in the 1968 “Which Was the Dream?” [Camfield bibliog.].
“As Regards The Company’s Benevolences” was a summary of Twain’s experiences with the American Publishing Co. and the Blisses. It was not published in his lifetime and may be seen in [MTHL 533-4].
Stevensoniana (London), J.A. Hammerton, ed. contained praise by Robert Louis Stevenson of Mark Twain’s books [Tenney 38]. See Baetzhold, p.204-5, 361n17.
G.K. Chesterton’s Varied Types contained a chapter on Bret Harte, p.179-95. Tenney: “Chesterton regards American humor as based on exaggeration. Passing references to MT as lacking Harte’s subtlety and reverence, pp. 182-4” .
A Reader’s History of American Literature by Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Henry Walcott Boynton, Houghton, Mifflin Co., p. 246-8. Tenney: “Sees MT as primarily a humorist, but recognizes a somewhat different achievement in HF .
Charles Warren Stoddard’s Exits and Entrances: A book of Essays and Sketches, contained “A
Humorist Abroad,” p.61-74. Tenney: “On MT when he was lecturing in London, 1873-4, and they shared rooms” .
George Edward Woodberry’s America in Literature (NY & London) p. 159-61: Tenney: “MT was the climax of Western humor, ‘although, fun for fun’s sake being his rule, he often goes sprawling, for fun seldom stands alone; for long life it has to mate with something, to blend with the other elements, as in the great humorists.’ The picturesqueness of the West called for the artist, and ‘the artist came in Bret Harte’” .
T. Edgar Pemberton’s The Life of Bret Harte (NY), p. 70, 73-5 quotes Harte’s account of his first meeting with Mark Twain, and Twain’s telling and writing the “Jumping Frog” story [Tenney: “A Reference Guide Third
Annual Supplement,” American Literary Realism, Autumn 1979 p. 189].
Richard Burton’s Literary Leaders of America, p.311-12 had a brief mention of Mark Twain. In full:
“One living writer of indisputable genius stands halfway between fiction and the essay, hard to catalogue, so unique is he: Mark Twain, whose place in the popular heart is of the household kind, whose work, when it is looked back upon in its entirety, will be recognized as that of a humorist in the large meaning of the word, and essentially serious-minded man who really preaches and teaches while we laugh” [Tenney: “A Reference Guide Third Annual Supplement,” American Literary Realism, Autumn 1979 p. 188].
Horace Spencer Fiske’s Provincial Types in American Literature contained a section on HF, p.152-66. Tenney: “Consists largely of a summary of HF, with thin and passing reference to MT’s faithful representation of the people and the life of the region” [Tenney: “A Reference Guide Third Annual Supplement,” American Literary Realism, Autumn 1979 p. 188].
George B. Harvey published a 49 -page booklet on Twain’s 67th Birthday celebration, including the text of speeches by himself, William Dean Howells, Thomas B. Reed (his last speech), Chauncey M.
Depew, St. Clair McKelway, Hamilton Wright Mabie, John Kendrick Bangs, Wayne McVeagh, Henry Van Dyke, and Mark Twain. Tenney: “Several of the speakers told stories of biographical interest: Harvey and Reed on MT aboard Henry Rogers’s yacht Kanawha , Reed on dinners at which he and MT were guests in London and (with Twichell) at Bad Homburg” [Tenney: “A Reference Guide Third Annual Supplement,” American Literary Realism, Autumn 1979 p. 188].
SLC used mourning border for most letters from Susy’s death on, then from Livy’s death on.