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May – Sam gave his autograph to an unidentified person: “Very Truly Yours / SL. Clemens / (Mark Twain) / May/05.” [MTP].

The World’s Work published an article by John S. Gregory (pseud. Isaac Frederick Marcossin), “Henry H. Rogers—Monopolist: An Intimate Study of the Vice-President and Acting Executive of the Standard Oil Company,” p. 6127-30. Tenney: “On p. 6129, tells of Rogers taking MT, Thomas B. Reed, and other friends to the West Indies on his yacht, the Kanawha. Returning Reed left at a port stop to catch a train, and the yacht hit a storm. In his thank-you note (New York, 17 Apr. 1902) Reed told Rogers he should carry ‘on board persons of such weight with the community that they can keep the boat level. The Colonel, Hilton, Foote, Dr. Rice and Mr. Twain are all well enough in their way—quite interesting people, but— they lack gravity.’ MT added a footnote: ‘This is well meant, but not well reasoned, for a yacht needs virtue as well as ballast. MARK.’” [Tenney: “A Reference Guide Sixth Annual Supplement,” American Literary Realism, Spring 1982 p. 8]. Nineteenth Century published Daniel Crilly’s article, “The After-Dinner Oratory of America,” p. 853-68. Tenney: “References to MT, passim, but purely derivative” [41].

Mary Moss’ article in the Atlantic Monthly, p. 691, “Significant Tendencies in Current Fiction,” mentions Huck Finn as an example of “elemental boy, a universal creation” [Wells 26].

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.