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November 1870 • Buffalo, N.Y.
(MS: Shapell, UCCL 12486)
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Buffalo, Nov. 1870.

The passage is as follows:

caret〚From Soliloquy at Tomb of Adam.〛caret

“The grave of Adam! How touching it was, here in a land of strangers, far away from home, & friends, & all who cared for me, thus to discover the grave of a blood relation. True, a distant one, but still a relation. The unerring instinct of nature thrilled its recognition. The fountain of my filial affection was stirred to its profoundest depths, & I gave way to tumultuous emotion.”

It is on page 567—well toward the end of the book.

Yrs Truly

Sam. L. Clemens
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glyphglyphPrevious publication:glyphHerman Darvick Autograph Auctions, 7 Feb 1991, no. 25, lot 90, MS facsimile and transcript; Heritage Auctions, 21 Feb 2006, no 26, lot 26609, MS facsimile and transcript. Newly published on MTPO, 2010; updated 2013.

glyphglyphProvenance:glyphThis MS became part of the collection of Benjamin Shapell at the time of or sometime after the 2006 Heritage Auction sale.