Collection Facts

Extent: 
206 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1870 - 1960
NYH Topic Area(s):

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.