Mark Twain: April Fool, 1884
Edited by Leslie Myrick and Christopher Ohge
William S. Andrews to Samuel L. Clemens
31 March 1884 • New York, N.Y.
(MS: CU-MARK, UCLC 41852)
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the lotos club
147 fifth avenue
Dear Mr. Clements—
For some years, as you know, I have read your stories and sketches in public and I have a little collection of them which I wish to preserve in the form in which I use them for readings. I would like very much to have your autograph to preserve with[?] them. Will you kindly send it to me?
W. S. Andrews
▮ Copy-text: The Mark Twain Papers, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (CU-MARK).
William S. Andrews (1841–1912)
William S. Andrews was an actor and noted public speaker who often used Mark Twain's works to demonstrate "dialect humor." Later in life he was an influential politician (see L5, p. 209 n. 1).