Submitted by scott on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:17
  • Mon Oct 15, 1900

    October 15 Monday – The S.S. Minnehaha arrived in New York City with the Clemens family on board [MTHHR 451]. The steamship was slow in getting into the pier at West Houston Street. At 10 p.m. the gangplank was positioned. Sam waited until most of the passengers had disembarked. When he did so he was surrounded by “a few friends” and newspaper men. Paine reports a remark Sam made to them:  “If I ever get ashore I am going to break both of my legs so I can’t get away again” [MTB 1110].

    October 15 to 31 –  Hotel Earlington, NYC

  • Thu Nov 01, 1900

    November 1 Thursday – In the afternoon the Clemens family moved into 1410 W. 10th Avenue in N.Y.C.

  • Mon Dec 24, 1900

    At 10 a.m. the Clemenses left N.Y.C. for Elmira for Christmas. The trip occupied most of the day. They planned to stay until Dec. 29

  • Thu Aug 01, 1901

    Leaving his family at Lake Saranac August 1, Mark Twain traveled to NYC and boarded Rogers' yacht, the Kanawha.  The boat returned to NYC August 18.  Twain returned to his family August 21.

  • Thu Sep 19, 1901

    The Clemens family headed to Elmira for a weeks’ stay.


  • Thu Sep 26, 1901

    The Clemens family left Elmira and returned to New York, at the Grosvenor Hotel, N.Y. 

  • Mon Oct 21, 1901

    Sam went to New Haven, Conn. to take part in the festivities for Yale University’s Bicentennial celebration. He would stay there until Oct. 24 and receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree; he already had an honorary MA degree from Yale (1888) 

  • Mon Jan 20, 1902

    The Clemenses left Riverdale, N.Y. and traveled by train to Elmira, where they were met with sleighs by Charles J. and Ida Langdon; and then on to Quarry Farm outside of town.