This collection contains 105 letters from American author Samuel Clemens (also known as Mark Twain) to his friend and confidante
Mary J. Mason Fairbanks, written
between 1867 and 1895.
American author Samuel Clemens met Mary Mason Fairbanks (1828-1898) in 1867 on board the
steamship the Quaker City, going to Europe and the Near East, and they became friends.
Fairbanks was married to Abel Fairbanks, an owner of the Cleveland Herald, and she was traveling in the role of a correspondent for
the Herald under the pen name, "Myra." Following the trip, Clemens and Fairbanks corresponded regularly, most notably during the time
Clemens was courting his future wife Olivia Langdon.
107 pieces in 2 boxes.
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