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2016

  • 2016-06-27: Comprehensive update of Bibliographic Resources; minor update of Technical Summary; Letters update, including numerous additions and corrections; newly cataloged letters include UCCL 13731, 13732, 13733, 13735, 13736, 13737, 13738, 13739, 13740, 13741, 13742, 13743, 13744, 13745, 13746, 13747, 13748, 13749, 13750, 13751, 13752, 13753, 13754, 13755, 13756, 13758, 13759, 13760, and 13761, plus UCLC 50911, 50913, 50915, 50916, 50917, 50918, 50919, 50921, 50922, 50923, 50924, 50925, 50926, 50927, 50928, 50929, 50930, 50931, 50932, 50933, 50934, 50935, 50936, 50937, 50938, 50939, 50940, 50941, 50942, 50943, 50944, 50945, 50946, 50947, 50948, 50949, 50950, 50951, 50952, 50953, 50954, 50955, 50956, 50957, 50958, 50959, 50960, 50961, 50962, 50963, 50964, 50965, 50966, 50967, 50968, 50969, 50970, 50971, 50972, 50973, 50974, 50975, 50976, 50977, 50978, 50979, 50980, 50981, 50982, 50983, 50984, 50985, 50986, 50987, 50988, 50989, 50990, 50991, 50992, 50993, 50994, 50995, 50996, 51001, 51003, 51004, 51005, 51006, 51007, 51008, 51009, 51010, 51011, 51012, 51013, 51014, 51015, 51016, 51017, 51018, 51019, 51020, 51021, 51022, 51023, 51024, 51025, 51026, 51027, 51028, 51030, 51031, 51032; the following records have been retired: 11120, 11121, 11122, 11458, 11695, 12029, 47490, 48142, 48582, 48834, 49417, 49552, 49911, 49943
  • 2016-06-06: Roughing It (1993) released, containing all materials in the printed book published by UC Press; update of Bibliographic Resources; corrections and enhancements throughout site, particularly for Print View; References section added to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, plus the book's silent, belated conversion from P4 to P5 (i.e., now all writings on site use P5)

2015

  • 2015-10-19: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3 released, containing all materials in the printed book published by UC Press, plus the extensive textual apparatus, as well as edited text and facsimile of Clemens's working notes for "The Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript"; link to NEH@50 honor added
  • 2015-07-27: Placeholder page added for Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3; corrections and enhancements throughout site; newly cataloged letters include UCCL 13708, 13709, 13710, 13711, 13712, 13713, 13714, 13715, 13716, 13717, 13718, 13719, 13720, 13721, 13722, 13723, 13724, 13725, 13726, 13727, 13728, 13729, 13730, plus UCLC 50903, 50904, 50905, 50906, 50907, 50908, 50909, 50910
  • 2015-04-20: References section added to Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians, and Other Unfinished Stories, page numbers added to it and Note on the Text, and the book's silent, belated conversion from P4 to P5
  • 2015-03-31: Comprehensive Letters update, including numerous additions and corrections as well as a partial metadata changelog; newly cataloged letters include UCCL 11367, 13551, 13627, 13628, 13629, 13630, 13631, 13632, 13633, 13634, 13635, 13636, 13637, 13638, 13639, 13640, 13641, 13642, 13643, 13644, 13645, 13646, 13647, 13648, 13649, 13650, 13651, 13652, 13653, 13654, 13655, 13656, 13657, 13658, 13659, 13660, 13661, 13662, 13663, 13664, 13665, 13666, 13667, 13668, 13669, 13670, 13671, 13672, 13673, 13674, 13675, 13676, 13677, 13678, 13679, 13680, 13682, 13683, 13684, 13686, 13687, 13688, 13689, 13690, 13691, 13692, 13693, 13694, 13695, 13696, 13699, 13700, 13701, 13702, 13703, 13704, 13705, 13706, and 13707, plus UCLC 50665, 50666, 50667, 50668, 50669, 50670, 50671, 50672, 50673, 50674, 50675, 50676, 50677, 50678, 50679, 50680, 50681, 50682, 50683, 50684, 50685, 50686, 50687, 50688, 50689, 50690, 50691, 50692, 50693, 50694, 50695, 50696, 50697, 50698, 50699, 50700, 50701, 50702, 50703, 50704, 50705, 50706, 50707, 50708, 50709, 50710, 50711, 50712, 50713, 50714, 50715, 50716, 50717, 50718, 50719, 50720, 50721, 50722, 50723, 50724, 50725, 50726, 50727, 50728, 50729, 50730, 50731, 50732, 50733, 50734, 50735, 50736, 50737, 50738, 50739, 50740, 50741, 50742, 50743, 50744, 50745, 50746, 50747, 50748, 50749, 50750, 50751, 50752, 50753, 50754, 50755, 50756, 50757, 50758, 50759, 50760, 50761, 50762, 50763, 50764, 50765, 50766, 50767, 50768, 50769, 50770, 50771, 50772, 50773, 50774, 50775, 50776, 50777, 50778, 50779, 50780, 50781, 50782, 50783, 50784, 50785, 50786, 50787, 50788, 50789, 50790, 50791, 50792, 50793, 50794, 50795, 50796, 50797, 50798, 50799, 50800, 50801, 50802, 50803, 50804, 50805, 50806, 50807, 50808, 50809, 50810, 50811, 50812, 50813, 50814, 50815, 50816, 50817, 50818, 50819, 50820, 50821, 50822, 50823, 50824, 50825, 50826, 50827, 50828, 50829, 50830, 50831, 50832, 50833, 50834, 50835, 50836, 50846, 50847, 50848, 50849, 50850, 50851, 50852, 50853, 50854, 50855, 50856, 50857, 50858, 50859, 50860, 50861, 50862, 50863, 50864, 50865, 50866, 50867, 50868, 50869, 50870, 50871, 50872, 50873, 50874, 50875, 50876, 50877, 50878, 50879, 50880, 50881, 50882, 50883, 50884, 50885, 50886, 50887, 50888, 50889, 50890, 50891, 50892, 50893, 50894, 50895, 50896, 50897, 50898, 50899, 50900, 50901, 50902; the following records have been retired: 07011, 11466, 12591, 12833, 41487, 43592, 44971, 48127, 48229, 48238, 48265, 48329, 48330, 48332, 48333, 48813, 48843, 50560
  • 2015-01-26: Minor corrections and enhancements throughout site

2014

  • 2014-04-07: Comprehensive Letters update, including numerous additions and corrections; newly cataloged letters include UCCL 13565, 13572, 13573, 13574, 13575, 13576, 13577, 13578, 13579, 13580, 13581, 13582, 13583, 13584, 13585, 13586, 13587, 13588, 13589, 13590, 13591, 13592, 13593, 13594, 13595, 13596, 13597, 13598, 13599, 13600, 13601, 13602, 13603, 13605, 13606, 13607, 13608, 13609, 13610, 13611, 13612, 13613, 13614, 13615, 13616, 13617, 13618, 13619, 13620, 13621, 13622, 13623, 13624, 13625, and 13626, plus UCLC 50649, 50650, 50651, 50652, 50653, 50655, 50656, 50657, 50658, 50659, 50660, 50661, 50662, 50663, 50664; the following records have been retired: 09877, 10188, 11457, 12902, 13422, 37618, 43622, 47492, 48850, 48851, 48863, 48880, 49027, 50566, 50568, 50570, 50572, 50574, 50575, 50577, 50579, 50580, 50581, 50583, 50584, 50586, 50587; corrected misidentification of USC donor Jeanne Hutchings in UCCL 11875, 11876, 11877, and 11913
  • 2014-02-26: Enhanced cross-reference links from AutoMT2 to AutoMT1; supplied scan of formatting table for the Letters Guide to Editorial Practice

2013

  • 2013-11-18: Comprehensive Letters update, including numerous additions and corrections as well as a partial metadata changelog; newly cataloged letters include UCCL 08622, 13425, 13446, 13453, 13455, 13456, 13458, 13459, 13460, 13465, 13469, 13470, 13473, 13489, 13493, 13495, 13496, 13497, 13498, 13499, 13500, 13501, 13502, 13504, 13506, 13507, 13508, 13509, 13510, 13511, 13512, 13513, 13514, 13515, 13516, 13517, 13519, 13520, 13521, 13522, 13523, 13524, 13525, 13526, 13527, 13528, 13529, 13530, 13531, 13532, 13533, 13535, 13536, 13537, 13538, 13540, 13541, 13542, 13543, 13544, 13545, 13546, 13547, 13548, 13549, 13550, 13552, 13554, 13555, 13556, 13557, 13558, 13559, 13560, 13561, 13562, 13563, 13564, 13566, 13567, 13568, 13569, 13570, and 13571, plus UCLC 49724, 50620, 50621, 50623, 50624, 50625, 50626, 50627, 50628; added skeleton P5 TEI-XML sample of AutoMT2; strengthened cross-reference link support within AutoMT2 and entered minor encoding corrections
  • 2013-10-05 (officially): Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 released, containing all materials in the printed book published by UC Press, plus the extensive textual apparatus; it is our first TEI-based release to use a P5-based schema and thus brings myriad invisible XSL changes to support it
  • 2013-08-12: Reference and Source Interface added to Resources, with support for search as well as faceted browse; choosing Prev or Next section in Writings remembers the Citations On|Off setting; for facets site-wide, "More" link works reliably with quoted strings; minor corrections entered for references
  • 2013-02-25: Source Format facet added to Letters catalog, and format now included in UCCL Details as part of the Repository and Printed Version fields; minor corrections entered for catalog entries, as well as minor adjustments to bibliographical and biographical authority references in edited letters

2012

  • 2012-12-17: “Mark Twain on the Platform” added, with information about his lectures and reading tours across four decades: table, map, and timeline are driven by Simile Exhibit; Resources area brought to fore to spotlight extant as well as new ancillary materials; Place of Origin facet added to Letters catalog, together with numerous additions and corrections to catalog entries; Contributor Credits updated
  • 2012-06-05: Newly Recovered Letters, Part 1 renamed retroactively to Letters Newly Published 1; Editorial Status facet renamed to MTPO Texts, and improved; extant electronic title page for Letters given greater visibility
  • 2012-05-18: Comprehensive Letters update, including numerous additions and corrections, the addition of an Editorial Status facet, and a partial metadata changelog; minor corrections entered for several dozen letter texts
  • 2012-03-02: Minor corrections entered for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (i.e., not in the 2003 edition), in agreement with the 2010 Mark Twain Library edition: explanatory notes to 192.25–26 and 199.15; minor corrections entered for a dozen letters

2011

  • 2011-12-09: All textual commentaries for Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 supplied as 413-page PDF concatenation; they continue to be available in HTML
  • 2011-10-14: Infrastructure added for displaying two or more published versions of a letter text (see e.g. UCCL 00340)
  • 2011-09-16: Keyword-in-context (KWIC) result toggle added to Letters; works best with text-based searches, e.g. howells
  • 2011-08-08: Corrected placement of some explanatory note markers throughout Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
  • 2011-07-25: XTF core files upgraded to 3.0
  • 2011-06-21: JavaScript bug fixed that impeded cross-reference links originating in the note pane; page anchors added to Huck and Tom among the Indians (1989) (formerly 1–261, 299–351; now 1–351) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (2003) (formerly 1–362, 622–54; now 1–834, 994–1117: we regret that "Emendations and Historical Collation" cannot be paginated due to its encoding)
  • 2011-05-26: Corrections entered to Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (2010) to match those applied to the printed edition
  • 2011-05-16: Corrections to annotation entered for five letters, four of which now recognize Frank Fuller’s second wife, Mrs. Annie Fuller: UCCL 02768, 02785, 01041, 01071, 01107

2010

  • 2010-11-29: Images Catalog launched with small initial set of scanned photographs, search feature, browsable facets, and sortable and gallery views
  • 2010-10-18: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 released, containing all materials in the printed book published by UC Press, plus approximately 200 pages’ worth of textual apparatus, as well as a color scan of the 23 Dec 1905 Harper’s Weekly special issue (accompanying the “Speech at the Seventieth Birthday Dinner” appendix)
  • 2010-10-15: Twenty-eight new letter texts 1872–75 released under the aggregate title Newly Recovered Letters, Part 1 for a total of fifty-four, listed chronologically here—UCCL 12774, 12657, 12784, 11981, 13094, 12773, 12791, 12655, 12311, 12163, 12436, 12698, 12793, 12794, 12795, 12797, 12798, 12800, 12805, 12806, 12807, 12808, 12816, 13001, 12799, 12741, 13107, 12878; note: extant annotation for related letters may be affected but has not been revised at this time
  • 2010-10-01: Letters catalog changes: serials and monographs added to catalogs under the Printed Version facet; to improve searchability, facet labels with "&" now use "and"; letter IDs may be retrieved with or without entry of their UCCL/UCLC prefix; in result and detail views, compound letter dates display in full
  • 2010-08-16: Twenty-six new letter texts 1862–71 released under the aggregate title Newly Recovered Letters, Part 1 and listed chronologically here—UCCL 12722, 11953, 12725, 12724, 12726, 10494, 11419, 12104, 12467, 12761, 12762, 12763, 12765, 12766, 12767, 12486, 12768 (with UCLC 50387), 12769, 12355, 13009, 12771, 12094, 12650, 12952, 12772, 12656; note: extant annotation for related letters may be affected but has not been revised at this time
  • 2010-08-12: 361 Letters catalog entries added (102 incoming, 259 outgoing); widespread catalog corrections released, including refinements to date written, expanded addressee names, newly identified senders and addressees
  • 2010-08-01: Letter text replaced for UCCL 00340, which is released under the aggregate title Newly Recovered Letters, Part 1; note: extant annotation for related letters may be affected but has not been revised at this time
  • 2010-07-28: Video clip commissioned by UC Press embedded in User Guide
  • 2010-05-12: Corrections to paragraph indention in more than 200 letters, primarily 1876–1880
  • 2010-03-28: Minor changes to static pages, including the home page

2009

  • 2009-10-05: Autobiography sample added; biography of Patrick McAleer corrected
  • 2009-05-01: UC Press imprint and MLA/CSE seal added
  • 2009-04-02: Minor corrections to layout (inline salutations) entered for 36 letters, 1853–1880; recipient identified for UCCL 12963
  • 2009-03-16: Otiose references removed (written for print) concerning "actual size" at which images have been reproduced, from 84 letters 1853–1875 and accompanying editorial documents
  • 2009-03-04: Facet enhancement for eleven letters previously provided with facsimile images; minor corrections to text, layout, and/or encoding entered for 27 letters
  • 2009-02-26: New letter text—UCCL 01062; facsimile view added for UCCL 12720
  • 2009-02-24: Illustrative images added to ten letters 1876–1880 (CU-MARK and courtesy CLjC, MoHH, TxU-HU, ViU): UCCL 01590, 01777, 01792, 01794, 01862, 09288, 11304, 11805, 12465, 12477
  • 2009-02-05: Minor corrections to text, annotation, and/or apparatus entered for 97 letters; also included: UCCL 01489's enclosure and an illustrative image for UCCL 11304 (courtesy KyHi)
  • 2009-01-20: Four new letter texts—UCCL 13079, 13081, 13093, 13105

2008

2007

Site launched on 1 November 2007.