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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

March 31/84

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?

Yours etc

W. S. Andrews


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Saml. L. Clement[s][tornaway] | (Mark Twain) | Hartford | Conn. [rule] [postmarked:] new york mar 31 6 pm f [docketed by SLC, in pencil:] WS Andrews | Mention [rule]

Textual Commentary

Copy-text:The Mark Twain Papers, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (CU-MARK).

Persons Mentioned

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).