CLEMENS (SAMUEL LANGHORNE) 'Mark Twain'
Autograph letter signed ("S. L. Clemens"), to H. Speight of Bradford, Yorkshire, answering his query about A Tramp Abroad: "No, it was at the Plow Inn, Ottenhöfen. She was a girl of about 18, the landlord's daughter. There was nothing German about her form or features or carriage; these were American decidedly but she was German, born & bred. After several months of uninterrupted German uncomeliness, she was to me superhumanly beautiful"; with the original envelope in another hand (postmarked Elmira, New York), one page, rust-mark from pin at head, 8vo, Hartford, 8 July 1884