Submitted by scott on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 15:37

Twain's summer home...Quarry Farm is located in Elmira, New York. In 1869, Jervis Langdon purchased it as a vacation home for his family. When he died the following year, it was inherited by his eldest daughter, Susan Langdon Crane, Mark Twain's sister-in-law. Twain and his family summered there for more than twenty years. He wrote much of his work in an octagonal study built expressly for him, apart from the main house, in 1874. The study has since been moved to the Elmira College Old Campus in order to protect it from vandalism. Elmira College now owns the Quarry Farm home and has made it the site of the Center for Mark Twain Studies. As mentioned in Mark Twain A to Z, his autobiography contains several long reminiscences of his time there.