Submitted by scott on Sat, 10/30/2021 - 10:04

August 3 Monday – In Southampton, England on South Western Hotel stationery, Sam wrote to unidentified “gentlemen” at Harper & Brothers

The books have come & in all ways are to my taste. They are up to the Harper reputation for grace & style. Thank you for the trouble you have taken.

After his signature Sam asked that they not reveal where he was “hiding & working.” The manuscript of FE was underway [MTP].

Powers gives this as the date that Susy Clemens first became feverish [MT A Life 576]. See Aug. 4.

Link to Epoch, Episode and Chapter

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.