A More Respectable Address – Dinner With the Kaiser – Resorts and more Resorts
Flying Trip to Chicago – A World of Night-&-Day Railroading
Letters for McClure’s Syndicate – Hobnobbing in Europe
American Claimant – Viva Villa Viviani!
Books published by Charles L. Webster & Co. in 1892
Bacheller, Irving, The Master of Silence: A Romance
Beard, Daniel C., Moonlight and Six Feet of Romance
Benton, Joel, The Truth About “Protection”
Bigelow, Poultney, The German Emperor and His Eastern Neighbors
Bigelow, Poultney, Paddles and Politics Down the Danube
Campbell-Copeland, Thomas, Cleveland and Stevenson: Their Lives and Record — the Democratic Campaign Book for 1892
Campbell-Copeland, Thomas, Harrison and Reid: Their Lives and Records — the Republican Campaign Book for 1892
Cavazza, Elisabeth, Don Finimondone: Calabrian Sketches
Columbus, Christopher, Writings of Christopher Columbus, Descriptive of the Discovery of the New World
Crim, Matt, In Beaver Cove and Elsewhere
Dahlgren, Madeline Vinton, Chim: His Washington Winter
Filippini, Alexander, One Hundred Ways of Cooking Eggs
Filippini, Alexander, One Hundred Ways of Cooking Fish
Ford, Paul Leicester, Writings of Christopher Columbus
Garner, R. L., The Speech of Monkeys, in Two Parts
George, Henry, A Perplexed Philosopher: Being an Examination of Mr. Herbert Spencer’s Various Utterances on the Land Question
Illustrated Catalogue of Charles L. Webster and Co.’s Publications
Johnston, Richard Malcolm, Georgia Stories
Johnston, Richard Malcolm, Mr. Billy Downs and his Likes
Miller, Annie Jenness, Physical Beauty. How to Obtain and How to Preserve It
Moffett, Samuel Erasmus, The Tariff; What it is and What it Does.
Pullen, Elisabeth Cavazza, Don Finimondone: Calabrian Sketches
Repplier, Agnes, Essays in Miniature
Scollard, Clinton, Under Summer Skies
Sharp, William, Flower o’ the Vine: Romantic Ballads and Sospiri de Roma
Springer, William McKendree, Tariff Reform, the Paramount Issue. Speeches and Writings on the Questions Involved in the Presidential Contest of 1892.
Tolstoy, Leo, Life is Worth Living, and Other Stories
Twain, Mark, The American Claimant
Twain, Mark, Merry Tales
Whitman, Walt, Selected Poems
Whitman, Walt, Autobiographia, or, the Story of a Life
1892 – Possibly during this year Sam wrote to Miss Sanborn from the Players Club. Sam was “already booked for a feed this evening,” so sent his regrets [MTP].
Powers writes of the Clemenses’ new status at the Hotel Royal:
“In Berlin in 1892, ensconced at the luxury Hotel Royal, the Clemenses decided they could afford a new German tutor for Livy, a governess for Jean, and piano lessons at the estimable Mrs. Willard’s school for Clara, who attracted a circle of aspiring young musical artists. Susy remained withdrawn, passive. It soon became clear that Mark Twain was a revered author in the great city: the bookstores featured his translated books, and he was recognized on the street (though some people mistook him for a famous historian named Theodor Mommsen)” [MT A Life 542]. Note: to save money the family ate in the dining hall rather than in their rooms, which attracted oglers much to the fascination of Clara and Susy.
Budd writes, “the Scrap Book would last as his most profitable business venture during his lifetime; the patent was worth updating as late as 1892” [Our MT 63].
Sometime during the year Willard Fiske left a scrap note for Sam that he was “enjoying a stalwart assault of gout,” and left regards to Mrs. Clemens. On the left side of the note in a large hand, Sam wrote, “Clara to be consulted about this SLC” [MTP].
Annie Vredinburgh wrote from Searsville, San Mateo County, Calif. to Sam, following up on a letter she sent ten years before about dramatizing TS, something Sam had concluded could not be done [MTP].
John Mackay sent a short and nearly illegible note to thank Sam for his “very kind attention” and hoping that Sam might “drop in” if he was down [MTP].
The John R. Whitley Testimonial Fund of London solicted funds with a form letter and subscription slip [MTP].
Eva I. Farrell wrote for an autograph, one Monday during 1892 [MTP].
W.N. Bishop of the Modern Crusader Publishiing Co., Toledo, Ohio wrote a rather strange letter to Sam about “Beans” — not knowing “Beans,” speaking well of “Beans,” etc. and of Sam’s possible influence with “Republican magnates in your section.” Bishop noted that eight years before Sam was “gleefully a Mugwump,” as was Bishop, who now was trying to do penance [MTP]. Note: Very strange indeed