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Add to My CitationsTo Joseph H. Twichell
25 December 1876 • Hartford, Conn.
(MS facsimile of inscription in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer:
CU-MARK, UCCL 11343)
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To Joseph H. Twichell

from his true friend

S. L. Clemens

Christmas 1876.1

Explanatory Notes

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1 The American edition of Tom Sawyer had finally been published on 8 December. In this copy Twichell’s son Edward later noted the circumstances of Clemens’s gift: “Mark Twain presented this book to my father on Christmas Eve 1876 at a carolling party at our Hartford house. Mark often said that writing Tom Sawyer was fathers idea but that he was determined not to corrupt us by sharing the proceeds.”

glyphglyphCopy-text:glyphMS facsimile, inscription in a copy of SLC 1876, CU-MARK. Clemens also signed the title page “Mark Twain” with a paraph.

glyphglyphPrevious publication:glyph MicroPUL, reel 1.

glyphglyphProvenance:glyphApparently owned by Mark Hime of Biblioctopus in 1986.