September 24 Tuesday – Near Norfolk, Va., for the Jamestown Exposition at Sewell’s Point on Hampton Roads, Sam inscribed a portrait drawing of him to Mrs. Hugh Gordon Miller: “To Mrs. Hugh Gordon Miller / With the affectionate & grateful remembrances of / Mark Twain / Jamestown Exposition, / September 24th/07. / (the day after the struggle).” [MTP]. Note: the Exposition was typical of many world fairs and expositions popular in the early part of the 20 Century; it ran from Apr. 26 to Dec. 1, 1907 and commemorated the 300th anniversary of the Jamestown colony, the first English settlement in America.
Jessie M. Bell for the YWCA wrote to ask Sam if it would be possible for him to lecture in Kingston, Ontario Canada to help the YWCA in their building fund [MTP]. Note: Lyon wrote on the letter, “Answd. Oct. 3, ‘07”
Henry Tyrell wrote for the Milwaukee, Wisc. Press Club to ask Sam for a 200 word “estimate of the newspaper hustler as you view him” [MTP]. Note: Lyon wrote on the letter, “Answd. Sept. 30, ‘07”