By Mark Twain
Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon okay. Goetz, Leslie Myrick
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Manuscript page 50, section II of “As from the Grave,” which Clemens first numbered 3 and later changed to 50. FIGURE 12 . Manuscript page 51, section III of “As from the Grave,” which Clemens first numbered 4 and later changed to 51. FIGURE 13 . Manuscript page 52, “Here begin the Florentine Dictations,” which Clemens first numbered 48 and later changed to 52 when he inserted the four-page “PREFACE. ” We now understand why there are often two, three, or even four nearly identical typescripts for the January through August 1906 Autobiographical Dictations.
At 10,000 words a month we shall place about 110,000 or 120,000 words before the public in 12 months. . To-morrow Harvey will carry away one full set of the MSS to Howells & get him to help select instalments. I can’t do the selecting myself. ” Domestic anecdotes were a principal theme. He used the moving description of Olivia, and of Susy and her death, with nearly all the excerpts from Susy’s biography of her father that were quoted in the February and March dictations. Other favored topics included Clemens’s amusing misdeeds, such as his swearing about the missing shirt buttons; Susy’s charming eccentricities of spelling; Clemens’s puzzlement over the “spoon-shaped drive”; and the challenges of the burglar alarm at the Hartford house.
With all that in train, Clemens left Dublin on 26 June to be away for a month, in Boston and New York City, occasionally visiting Henry Rogers at his home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and joining him on his yacht, the Kanawha. Following Rogers’s advice, he met several times with the Harper executives and lawyers in order to resolve their mutual disagreements about the recent republication of Mark Twain’s Library of Humor . While in New York he also met with S. S. McClure and left with him some pages from the dictations about Susy—probably those of 2–7 February.