Submitted by scott on Fri, 09/02/2022 - 13:57

November – In N.Y.C. Sam inscribed a copy of Eve’s Diary to Elbert Hubbard: “Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economise it. Truly yours Mark Twain. To Elbert Hubbard, Nov./06.” [MTP: Parke-Bernet Galleries Catlogs, 25 Feb. 1938, Item 40].  

Henry Hahn, Sven Riars, Agnede Larsen, Cecilic Kiar, & Bassemig wrote from Copenhagen, Denmark for birthday wishes to Sam [MTP]. Note: Sam wrote on the env. “Answered”; Lyon wrote “Answer / Dec 5”

Marie Fensen, Alexander Bauenzelnik, Henry Hahn, et al (4 others) wrote and signed a note to Sam. “Please accept our best wishes and kindest regards to your birthday from a little party of Denmark’s youth, who should be very much obliged to you, if you would be so kind as to acknowledge our friendship” [MTP]. Note: Sam wrote “Answered” and Lyon wrote under this “Answd / Dec 5”.

Putnam’s Monthly published anonymous remarks about “Mark Twain’s Autobiography” p. 217- 20. Tenney: “Spurred by current publication of MT’s reminiscences in the North American Review, describes and quotes his 1871 burlesque autobiography and reprints a long portion of his discussion of simplified spelling. There is almost no editorial comment” [42] The Same magazine ran “An Unpublished Masterpiece” by Charles Orr, p. 250-1. Tenney: “Three letters, dated June 21, June 24, and July 7, 1880, from John Hay to Alexander Gunn, concerning MT’s 1601; there is no clue as to the topic, although its racy nature is vaguely suggested” [ibid].

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.