League in Portland, Ore. See also other entries and Gribben 782. The book-length poem was published in 1904 by Walter Hill of Chicago.
November – W.L. Alden’s article, “Mark Twain; Samuel L. Clemens,” ran in English Illustrated Magazine p. 182-4. Tenney: “‘Mark Twain is essentially an enthusiast, and his enthusiasm is always for the things that are noble, and heroic, and right.’ Photo of MT by Walter Barnett, and bibliography of his works and secondary material concerning him” .
Michael Monahan’s article, “Saint Mark,” ran in The Papyrus: A Magazine of Individuality [Gribben 525].
The Editor (November 1904) included as a frontispiece one of the Gessford photographs of Richard Watson Gilder (standing) and Mark Twain (seated) taken at Tyringham earlier in the year.
November 1 Tuesday – The Earl of Norbury (William Graham-Toler) wrote from London to Sam.
I cannot tell you how pleased I was to get your kind and fiery letter, and to hear that your powerful pen will be wielded in the cause of humanity. Certainly the Congo Reform agitation is going ahead well now.
I was aware of the very great loss you had sustained, but feared to reopen the wound by any allusion to it, but as you have yourself referred to Mrs Clemens’ death, I feel that I may be allowed to express my very great and sincere sympathy… [MTP]. Note: on the env. Sam wrote: “For my tin box. The Earl of Norbury, a valued friend of Livy’s”. William Brabazon Lindsay Graham-Toler, 4th Earl of Norbury (1862–1943).
Joe Twichell wrote to Sam, enclosing clippings from the Oct. 20 and 29 Hartford Courant;, one on Professor Kakichi Mitsukuri (1857-1909), Japanese zoologist (at this time dean of the College of Science of the Tokyo University), who was making an address on the evening of the first date; the second on the 140th birthday of the Courant. Joe:
Your call from Wong Kai Kah—which I was mighty glad to hear of—I don’t wonder that you were pleased by it, and him,—reminds me of a visit we have just had i.e., a few days since, had from Kakichi Mitsurki, one of the Japanese boys House brought over with him—as you will remember. …
Your grumble at my not paging my letters shows you to be in the same mood and temper of mind with the man who lacked down stairs the harmless night—who was “always tying his shoes.” I am lucky to have stirred you up, anyhow. I wish I could think of something to say about Roosevelt that would “draw” you in like manner. Yours…[MTP]. Note: Sam wrote on the article about Mitsukuri, “For Auto”. See Oct. 28 entry on Wong Kai-Kah.
November 2 Wednesday – Harper & Brothers sent a small notice of a check enclosed, amount not given [MTP].
November 3 Thursday – At the Grosvenor Hotel in N.Y.C. Sam wrote to Andrew Carnegie.
In our sad circumstances I am not privileged to be present Nov. 22d , but I greatly want to renew the acquaintanceship with Mr. Morley, & I would like to come some time—in the day or in the evening—& see him & the Carnegie’s when there is an absence of formal company. Does such a time happen—in your house?
With kindest regards to you & Mrs. Carnegie, & my best respects to Mr. Morley [MTP]. Note: Lord John Morley (1838-1923), British Liberal statesman, writer and editor, author of The Life of William Ewart Gladstone (Three volumes; 1903).
SLC used mourning border for most letters from Susy’s death on, then from Livy’s death on.