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1086                                                                       Index

The index is organized alphabetically, not chronologically. The following have not been indexed: fictional characters, most newspaper articles and subheadings, every subjects of every letter, whether paraphrased, summarized, or quoted.

Items within the Addenda & Errata for Vol. II. (as of print time) are included in this index and the page numbers are italicized. More recent updates for all volumes may be found at http://MarkTwainDaybyDay.webs.com. This index includes books, plays and other literary works, as well as the authors of those works. Readers may seek up to date bibliographies for Samuel Clemens’ vast array of writings, including the on-line site of Camfield’s Oxford Companion to Mark Twain. Also, Thomas Tenney’s Mark Twain, A Reference Guide (with many supplements) is still a central reference for works written about Clemens. Alan Gribben’s Mark Twain’s Library: A Reconstruction is an excellent source for Sam’s literary interests and ownership of a vast library of works; many literary works and literary criticisms are beyond the scope of this work.

This index focuses on persons and places, with lesser emphasis on events and subjects, such as baseball or International Copyright efforts. Those who corresponded with Sam are indexed; locations are limited to those Sam stayed in or planned to visit. Whenever possible, surname, first name and middle initial or middle name are listed. In some cases these are unknown; some individuals may be double listed, when it was undetermined if they were different people, such as a “Mrs.” listing and a maiden name. If Sam referred to someone in a letter and only the last name is given, and no other reference was found, then the last name only is indexed. Merchants and commercial firms, when named as “John B. Smith, Plumber,” are alphabetized and indexed in the same order as the literal company name, in this case under “John” not “Smith.” Likewise, “Wm. H. Jackson & Co.” as “Wm” not as “William” or “Jackson.”

Unlike in Vols I & II, Mark Twain’s major literary works (Books) , along with his essays, sketches, poems, may now be found as subheadings under Clemens, Samuel L.: as SLC: etc. Subheadings are indented and underlined; sub-sub headings are doubly indented, etc. The principal subheadings for Clemens are:

Aphorisms *

Opinion of


Planned *

Books *






Fascinated by



Unfinished/Unpublished works

Honored by

Upset with

Inscribed *


Interviewed by

(similar subheadings are used for Livy)


* new subheadings for this volume:

Objected to

Many listings are mere mentions; some significant, some trivial. In a day-by- day chronology, much of a trivial nature is included, which scholars and researchers may ultimately judge, in context, to be significant. Many speeches, readings and lectures are indexed, but these may not be complete. Readers should seek individual entries in a given timeframe for more specifics. Many readings included several set pieces, and not all lectures were such in the common meaning of the term at that time. Some lectures combined readings.

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The index of a book should always be written by the author, even though the book itself should be the work of another hand. — Attributed to M.T. by Robert Underwood Johnson, Remembered Yesterdays, p 190n1.