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Mark Twain: April Fool, 1884

Edited by Leslie Myrick and Christopher Ohge

Mary Fiske to Samuel L. Clemens
31 March 1884 • New York, N.Y.
(MS: CU-MARK, UCLC 41868)

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91 Fifth Avenue March 31st

Dear Mr Twain

I know when you see my autograph you wont refuse me yours—

I would like as many as 160 at least, being about to tend a Booth in a Church Fair

Very Truly Yours

Mary Fiske


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Sam Clements | "Mark Twain" | Hartford | Conn [postmarked:] new yo[rk] mar 31 12 m f 84 [docketed by SLC, in pencil:] Mrs. Fiske | mention

Textual Commentary

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

Persons Mentioned

Mary Fiske  (1842–1889)

Mary (Fox) Fiske, a Hartford native, wrote plays and drama criticism under the nom de plume "Giddy Gusher." She married the journalist and dramatist Stephen Fiske in 1875.