March – Sometime during the month Sam revived a burlesque etiquette manual he’d begun in 1879. Howells 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].