Submitted by scott on Mon, 08/15/2022 - 11:19
October – Sam sent an aphorism to an unknown person: “Taking the pledge will not make bad liquor good, but it will improve it.” [MTP].

Current Literature published a photograph (no credit given) of Mark Twain, facing p. 353 [Tenney: “A Reference Guide Third Annual Supplement,” American Literary Realism, Autumn 1979 p. 190].

Sam inscribed his copy of Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius, by Sir Samuel Dill (1844-1924): “SL. Clemens / October 1905” [Gribben 193].

Sam signed the autobiography of Moncure Conway (1904) and wrote on the front pastedown endpaper: “imitator of Harte’s condensed novels—perished in a canoe (Now I recal his name— Prentice Mulford” [Gribben 490].

Possibly this month, Lucy J.M. Taylor (Mrs. Knox Taylor) wrote from Plainfield, N.J. to thank Sam for the many times he had consented to sign books for the benefit of the Maryland Sanatarium for Consumptives.

Day By Day Acknowledgment

Mark Twain Day By Day was originally a print reference, meticulously created by David Fears, who has generously made this work available, via the Center for Mark Twain Studies, as a digital edition.