Submitted by scott on Sun, 09/04/2022 - 13:42

January – James Logan (1852-1929) mayor of Worcester, Mass (1908-1911) wrote to Sam, sending him a translation of Omar Kayyam by Eben Francis Thompson [MTP] Inscriptions: the portrait of E. F. Thompson is signed “Faithfully yours” by Thompson. Volume is inscribed: “To ‘Mark Twain’/Please accept this book as a partial payment on account for the many happy hours and hearty laughs which you have given me. With kind regards/faithfully yours/James Logan./Worcester, Mass.,/Jany. 1907.” Volume also signed: “SL. Clemens/1907.” Note: See Feb. 2 to Logan for more on this book; also Gribben 517. Logan was born in Glasgow, Scotland and is said to have influenced Andrew Carnegie in donating libraries.

Robert Reid wrote from NYC to Sam. “Dear St Mark. / ‘It is terrible death to be talked to death’—and you had a close call the other day!—Please forgive me.—Our friend lends me word that he is going to ‘advance  some[?] more’ so the work can go on—if not merrily…” [MTP].


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.