June 21 Friday – The Clemens family left N.Y.C. and traveled to Saranac Lake, N.Y. According to his June 19 to Rogers, they left at 7:50 a.m. and arrived about 7 p.m., a day long trip. Their May 10 lease agreement was for June 1 to Oct. 1, 1901, so they had lost three weeks of lease at this point. Insert: “The Lair,” a “cabin” at Adirondack Park later called “Mark Twain Camp.”
June 21–September 19 – Sometime during the family’s stay at Saranac Lake, Sam wrote to Frank Bliss, enclosing a complaint by a man who thought the deluxe Uniform Edition was to be the only “complete” edition. “Return his letter to me & tell me what to say to him.” Sam pointed at the man’s footnote with “N.B.” (nota bene: “take notice”) [MTP].