September 13 Friday – In Tuxedo Park, N.Y. Sam added to his Sept. 12 to Dorothy Quick.
You are still gone, & I am still dissatisfied.
You are still gone, & I am still more dissatisfieder than ever. This is a long day.
Homeward the bandit plods her weary way and leaves the world to darkness & to me.
I will to bed [MTAq 62]. Note: Cooley points out Sam is parodying Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”: “The plowman homeward plods his weary way, / And leaves the world to darkness and me.” Sam signed one of his photographs for Dorothy with this date.
Dorothy Quick wrote from Plainfield, N.J. to Sam.
My Dear Mr. Clemens / I have arrived safely of course I always do. I find it very hot here. To hot for me I miss you very much but I can write to you and have letters which will be very very nice I hope Miss Lyon got home safely. I am afraid I can not write any more but send lots and lots of love to you and Miss Lyon / your very loving / Dorothy [MTP].
Isabel Lyon’s journal: I stayed all night at the Brevoort. Will came back with me for luncheon and after he left the King and I took a placid drive around the lake. We didn’t talk a bit, we were just happy, resting [MTP TS 103-104]. Note: “Will” was Charles E. Wark, Clara’s accompanist.
Bowring & Co. wrote to Ashcroft about a refund check for Clara’s unused passage [MTP].
Robert Percival Porter wrote to Sam on The Buckingham Hotel, NY letterhead. “It was such a joy to get your Marconi … on the Lusitania & then to find Mr. Ashcroft on the dock. I shall be so glad to come on the train Mr. Ashcroft suggested but so sorry that I am coming without Mrs. Porter” [MTP].
Clemens A.D. for this day is listed by MTP.