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Mark Twain: April Fool, 1884

Edited by Leslie Myrick and Christopher Ohge

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Elizabeth M. Millet to Samuel L. Clemens
31 March 1884 • New York, N.Y.
(MS: CU-MARK, UCLC 41967)

My dear Mr. Clemens:—

I am not an autograph collector but it would give me very great pleasure to see yours once more. With love for Mrs. Clemens and the children and most sincere regard for yourself, I am,

Yours always Sincerely,

Lily Millet

578 Fifth Ave March 31.


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S. L. Clemens Esq | Hartford | Connecticut [postmarked:] new york mar 31 10 ♢♢ g 84 [docketed by SLC, in pencil:] Mrs. Millet

Textual Commentary

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

Persons Mentioned

Elizabeth (Lily) Millet  (1855–1932)

Elizabeth Greely Merrill, the daughter of Rev. Horatio Merrill of Springfield, Mass., married artist Frank D. Millet in Paris in 1879, with Clemens as best man and sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens as witness. In 1885 the Millets moved to Broadway, a small village in Worcestershire, which had become an artists' colony attracting the likes of William Morris, John Singer Sargent, and Edward Burne-Jones.