Submitted by scott on Wed, 10/13/2021 - 00:25
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Wed, 02/21/1872 - 12:00 - Wed, 08/21/1872 - 12:00

“Tuesday’s child is full of grace,” goes the old verse, and on this Tuesday the most graceful of Sam’s children was born at Quarry Farm. Olivia Susan Clemens, known as “Susy,” was named for her grandmother, Olivia Lewis Langdon, and her aunt, Susan Langdon Crane. The baby girl appeared healthy and hearty, unlike Langdon, but was probably also somewhat premature at a tiny five pounds [Powers, MT A Life 318].

September - November 1872:  Twain's plan ..."was to travel through various parts of the British Isles to collect material for a book that would do for that country what Innocents Abroad had done for Europe and the Holy Land.  A second objective was to secure a British copyright for Roughing It."

"He arrived in England in early September, and from that time until November 12, when he returned home, he was so frequently entertained by the literary and civic leaders of London that he scarcely had time for anything else."

June - October 1873:  "By early June the Clemenses were in London, comfortably housed in the Langham Hotel, Portland Place and Regent Street, where their apartment soon became a gathering place for London's literary notables,  During July and August they toured Scotland and Ireland.  Then, in September, after two weeks of busy sightseeing and shopping in Paris, they returned again to their rooms at the Langham."  (Lorch pg 137)

October, 1873 - January 1874:  "After only six days in the United States Mark Twain returned alone to London, arriving there about November 20, and again took up residence at the Langham."  (Lorch pg 143).

The Clemens family relocates in Elmira where Olivia preferred to give birth  to their second child.

“Born, in Elmira, N.Y., at 4.25AM March 19, 1872, to the wife of Saml. L. Clemens, of Hartford, Conn., a daughter. Mother & child doing exceedingly well. Five-pounder” [MTL 5: 59].

July 6 Saturday – Sam, Livyand baby Susy with nursemaid Nellie left Orion and Mollie in charge of the Forest Street house and left to Fenwick Hall Hotel at Saybrook Point, Saybrook, Conn. It was a two-hour train ride from Hartford.

Mark Twain returns to England to await publication of The Gilded Age.

The Clemens family moves from Hartford to Elmira

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