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Mark Twain: April Fool, 1884

Edited by Leslie Myrick and Christopher Ohge

William C. Beecher to Samuel L. Clemens
31 March 1884 • Brooklyn, N.Y. (MS correspondence card: CU-MARK, UCLC 41856)

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Brooklyn N.Y. March 1884.

My Dear Mr Clemens

Will it be imposing too much on your well known good nature to ask the favor of your autograph.

Yours Very truly

W. C. Beecher

123 Columbia Heights


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S. L. Clemens Esq | Hartford | Conn [postmarked:] new-york mar 31 2 30 pm 84 [docketed by SLC, in pencil:] W. C. Beecher, | Mention

Textual Commentary

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

Persons Mentioned

William Constantine Beecher  (1849–1928)

William C. Beecher was Henry Ward Beecher's son. He practiced law and wrote a biography of his father, Henry Ward Beecher: A Sketch of His Career (Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1887).