Mark Twain: April Fool, 1884
Edited by Leslie Myrick and Christopher Ohge
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E. K. Lockwood to
Samuel L. Clemens
1 April 1884 • Norwalk, Conn.
(MS: CU-MARK, UCLC 41992)
E. K. Lockwood.
House Furnishing Goods
Norwalk, Conn., April 1 188 4Mr S L Clemens
Mrs Lockwood joins with me in requesting you to favor us with your autograph.
With our best wishes for many pleasant returns
E K Lockwood
▮ Copy-text: MS, Mark Twain Papers, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (CU-MARK).
Edward K. Lockwood (1828–1887)
E. K. Lockwood and his wife, Harriet, were passengers with Clemens on the Quaker City excursion to the Holy Land in 1867. Lockwood started out as a clerk in his father's business and inherited his father's interests in the Winnipauk Woollen Mill in 1869. As his letterhead states, in 1884 he was primarily a purveyor of house furnishing goods. Like his father, he held the positions of director of the Norwalk Gas Light Company and the National Bank of Norwalk.