Mark Twain: April Fool, 1884
Edited by Leslie Myrick and Christopher Ohge
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Nella Brown Pond to
Samuel L. Clemens
31 March 1884 • Boston, Mass.
(MS: CU-MARK, UCLC 41971)
Mar. 31st. 1884.
Mr. S. L. Clemmens,
I have never had the pleasure of meeting you personally, but have long been an ardent admirer of your writings, therefore
I trust you will excuse the liberty I take in asking for one or ^two^ copies View Page
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If you should feel generous enough to send three copies, I think I can dispose of them to good advantage.
Yours very sincerely
Nella Brown Pond.
▮ Copy-text: MS, Mark Twain Papers, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (CU-MARK).
Nella Brown Pond (1858–1893)
Nella Brown Pond was a dramatic reader and the wife of Ozias W. Pond. Despite early success with the Park Dramatic Company in Boston, she chose not to pursue a life on the stage, but channeled her dramatic talents into the platform by joining James Redpath's Lyceum Bureau.