Mark Twain's Letters, 1876-1880: Volume 5, 1880

By Mark Twain Project

MARK TWAIN’S LETTERS
1876–1880
An digital Edition

Volume five: 1880

Edited by means of the
Mark Twain Project
Published for the
University of California Press
by the
Mark Twain undertaking of The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California
2003

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All are good, here—we visit the farm at the hill in per week or . year Bro Sam J Orion Clemens, Esq | Keokuk | Iowa. [return address:] IF now not brought inside of 10 DAYS, TO BE again TO [postmarked:] ELMIRA N. Y. JUN 22 6 PM [and] KEOKUK IOA right JUN 24 1880—page 131 To Daniel Slote 29 June 1880 • Elmira, N. Y. (MS: NPV, #01817) 1 2 J. LANGDON & CO. MINERS AND purchasers IN ANTHRACITE AND BITUMINOUS COALS. a hundred and ten BALDWIN ST. three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 ELMIRA, N. Y. June 29 18 eighty pricey Dan— Yours received—so I pony up the final of the $3000 initially promised. wish she’ll manage to run herself, now—for a substantial reliable lengthy spell. desire you benefit from the climate. I do, myself. Yrs Ever S L Clemens Ï Enclosed is $1000. 1880—page 132 To Charles Eliot Norton 1–18 July 1880 • Elmira, N. Y. (Paraphrase and TS: Goodspeed’s catalog, April 1924, no. 156, merchandise 248, #04370) 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight 248 Clemens, Samuel L. writer. (a) A. l. s. , 2 pp. , Elmira, no yr, to Charles Eliot Norton, declining an invitation—“I should still definitely pass, although the space, yet for the truth that almost about the center of August (if we have now good fortune) I might be known as upon to take upon myself the workplace of superintending a rainy nurse, or of getting ready condensed milk for a nursing-bottle. My acceptance is so good verified, in either one of those arts & sciences, that it can now not be attainable to fill my position satisfactorily; as a result I shall need to remain the following & lose my percentage of these stable times—(Howells is often in them; not anything ever occurs to HIM those days)” &c. 1880—page 133 To Haynes and Simmons 2? July 1880 • Elmira, N. Y. (MS, annotated invoice: CU-MARK, #09219) 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 [crosswritten:] gents: you've got made a mistake. This invoice is paid & can be =but isn't really= receipted. Ys T[r]uly S L Clemens Ï SOLE AGENT FOR E. C. BURT’S sneakers. EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE. PARIS, 1867. SILVER MEDAL provided. eleven HARTFORD, CONN. , July 1 18'7 eighty 12 197 thirteen 14 15 =HAYNES & SIMMONS,= acquired OF C. W. HAYNES, M sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL broker IN effective BOOTS, footwear AND RUBBERS, SOLE AGENT FOR LILLY, younger, PRATT & BRACKETT’S nice sneakers. phrases money. 364 major road. might five June 1 10 24 25 eleven 26 27 28 r S. L. Clemens 12 23 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Mens Gt Slips O O Pumps omit cf fox’d Butt ch child Sp hl leave out Gt Ties ch Newpt Butt Repg ch Shoe ch cf fox’d Butt to reserve 1880—page 134 2 three three 2 2 1 50 00 50 00 00 25 30 four 00 18 fifty five To George Gebbie 14–17 July 1880 • Elmira, N. Y. (MS, author’s paraphrase of telegram: CU-MARK, #09202) 1 2 three [on the envelope of Gebbie to SLC, 17 and 19 July 1880:] Gebbie’s resolution to mine within which I stated i'd very likely entertain his proposition subsequent January, 1881. 1880—page a hundred thirty five To Pamela A. Moffett 23 July 1880 • Elmira, N. Y. (MS: NPV, #01818) July 23. 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen My expensive Sister: i will not conceive of Mr. Adams doing an illegal factor; therefore he no doubt has legalities on his aspect which i do know now not of. I had the impact that once a priest was once ordained, he covenanted to evangelise a undeniable certainly outlined doctrine; & that he couldn't honorably pontificate a pointy amendment of that doctrine with no first retiring from that communion & canceling that covenant.

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