Mark Twain Collection

Cover Image:
Mark Twain Collection
Portrait of Mark Twain, 1869 - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1870 - 1960

Historical Context

Samuel Langhorne Clemens(1835 - 1910), also known under the pen name Mark Twain, was a well-known American author and humorist. He was raised in Missouri and spent a great deal of time travelling. He is buried at his wife’s family plot at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York.

Scope of Collection

This collection consists of letters and marginalia of Samuel Clemens, artifacts associated with him and photos having to do with Clemens' time in Elmira and the family and friends that comprised his circle.