Attempting to economize, Sam Clemens moved his family from Hartford, Connecticut to Europe. First leg was to Geneva, Switzerland.
June 5 Friday – Sam, Livy, and Jean left Hartford for New York, where they met their other daughters and Sue Crane. The party stayed at the Murray Hill Hotel.
New York to France: Gascoigne
June 6 Saturday – At 5 a.m. the Clemenses sailed from New York for France on the Gascoigne. The family would not return for more than eight years and would never again live in Hartford.