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March – Sometime during the month Sam revived a burlesque etiquette manual he’d begun in 1879Howells encouraged him to finish it. After nearly 100 pages, Sam abandoned the work [MTNJ 2: 398n145].

March, first half – Charles Webster, husband to niece Annie Moffett Webster, called on Sam at the Farmington Avenue house. Webster was then a delegate of the Independent Watch Co. of Fredonia, owned by the Howard brothers, searching for investors. Sam had not purchased stock by Mar. 16 (see entry) [Powers, MT A Life 451].

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.