Mark Twain: April Fool, 1884
Edited by Leslie Myrick and Christopher Ohge
Robert Collyer to Samuel L. Clemens
31 March 1884 • New York, N.Y.
(MS: CU-MARK, UCLC 41862)
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Was ever so sorry not to see you when I called, do send us your autograph like a good boy. I dont mind the expense in this case and so will not send a stamp
Robert CollyerMorrow of St ?s day N B Go for Cable
▮ Copy-text: The Mark Twain Papers, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (CU-MARK).
Robert Collyer (1823–1912)
Collyer was a blacksmith from Yorkshire, England, who became a Methodist lay preacher, and later an ordained Unitarian minister in the United States, serving as pastor of Unity Church in Chicago from 1859 until 1879. In 1879 he became the pastor of Church of the Messiah in New York City. In addition to being a popular lecturer, Collyer published several sermons, lectures, and books such as Life of A. H. Conant (1868), Father Taylor (1906), and Clear Grit (1913).