1894 – Sometime during the year Sam inscribed Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar for 1894 to Bram Stoker: Pudd’nhead Wilson’s compts to Bram Stoker. / per / Mark Twain / ~ [MTP].
“Macfarlane” was written sometime during 1894-5, but not published during Sam’s lifetime. It was included in What is Man? and Other Philosophical Writings, Baender, ed. (1973) [Budd, Collected 2: 1002].
Sam also wrote a short note to an unidentified person:
The no-speech terms you offer would certainly fetch me [MTP: Walpole Galleries catalogs, Jan 7. 1902 Item 131].
Books published by Charles L. Webster & Co. in 1894
Holdsworth, Annie E., Joanna Traill, Spinster
O’Rell, Max, John Bull & Co.: The Great Colonial Branches of the Firm — Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
Twain, Mark, Tom Sawyer Abroad
Waugh, Arthur, Alfred Lord Tennyson
Also published this year was The Press Club of Chicago: A History, with Sketches of Other Prominent Press Clubs of the United States, William H. Freeman, editor. According to an article in The Twainian for Mar. 1945, it was on p.9 of the above book that Mark Twain’s role in the 1879 formation of the Chicago Press Club was explained. George Ade’s recollections illuminate The Twainian article [Tenney 22].
Sometime during the year at a Paris reception, Sam “briefly” met Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) later known as “the father of Zionism.” Convinced that Jews would never be assimilated and accepted in Europe, Herzl almost singlehandedly promoted forming the state of Israel and worked to organize the movement. Herzl was a journalist for the Neue Freie Presse in Paris and reported on the Dreyfus case. Sam and Theodor would meet up again in 1898 in Vienna [Dolmestch 129; Oren 284]. Note: efforts to determine the date of the 1894 meeting have come up empty. Sam was back and forth from America to Europe during 1894; he was in Paris during the following periods: Mar. 15 to Apr. 5; May 22 to June 22; Nov. 2 to Dec. 31. Possible events where the meeting might have taken place include: Apr. 5, June 11.