Mark Twain: April Fool, 1884
Edited by Leslie Myrick and Christopher Ohge
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Elizabeth M. Millet to
Samuel L. Clemens
31 March 1884 • New York, N.Y.
(MS: CU-MARK, UCLC 41967)
My dear Mr. Clemens:—
I am not an autograph collector but it would give me very great pleasure to see yours once more. With love for Mrs. Clemens and the children and most sincere regard for yourself, I am,
Yours always Sincerely,Lily Millet
578 Fifth Ave March 31.
▮ Copy-text: MS, Mark Twain Papers, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (CU-MARK).
Elizabeth (Lily) Millet (1855–1932)
Elizabeth Greely Merrill, the daughter of Rev. Horatio Merrill of Springfield, Mass., married artist Frank D. Millet in Paris in 1879, with Clemens as best man and sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens as witness. In 1885 the Millets moved to Broadway, a small village in Worcestershire, which had become an artists' colony attracting the likes of William Morris, John Singer Sargent, and Edward Burne-Jones.