CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. 1835-1910. 6 Autograph Letters Signed ("S.L. Clemens") to William E. Dodge, Jr. (one to "Miss Julia," probably Julia Parish Dodge, his grand-daughter),

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CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. 1835-1910.
6 Autograph Letters Signed ("S.L. Clemens") to William E. Dodge, Jr. (one to "Miss Julia," probably Julia Parish Dodge, his grand-daughter),

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CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. 1835-1910.
6 Autograph Letters Signed ("S.L. Clemens") to William E. Dodge, Jr. (one to "Miss Julia," probably Julia Parish Dodge, his grand-daughter), 8 pp total, various sizes and letterheads, including Riverdale on the Hudson and Stormfield, October 27th, 1901 to December 19th, 1908, with one transmittal envelope.

CHARMING COLLECTION OF LETTERS FROM MARK TWAIN.
Twain touches on a number of subjects, from reviews and books, to the Dodge family and his own, including one detailing his daughter Jean's possible pneumonia at Christmas, and the family's attempt to keep it from his wife. He credits his other daughter Clara with heading the operation, noting in classic Twainian fashion, "Blessed be lying and them that know how to do it boldly and well."

From 1901-1903 the Clemens family lived at Wave Hill, Riverdale-on-Hudson, and according to Cleveland E. Dodge, "The Clemens's youngest daughter was just about the age of my sisters, and as she wanted company she spent most of her time in summer at our house. Mark Twain loved children and became a good friend of our family. He was just as picturesque and interesting as he has always been described" ("Recollections of Riverdale," in The Bronx in the Innocent Years: 1895-1925, New York, 1984).
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CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. 1835-1910. 6 Autograph Letters Signed ("S.L. Clemens") to William E. Dodge, Jr. (one to "Miss Julia," probably Julia Parish Dodge, his grand-daughter),
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