Mark Twain Discovers His Newfound Celebrity Status Upon his Return from His "Quaker City" Voyage

December 13, 1867

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Mark Twain Discovers His Newfound Celebrity Status Upon his Return from His "Quaker City" Voyage
Autograph Letter Signed
2 pages | SMC 1681

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      Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) realizes that his letters about the voyage of the Quaker City excursion to Europe and the Holy Land have made him better known as a writer than he’d imagined; perhaps he’s made a mistake in deciding not to lecture right now. Still, he's preparing a new lecture -“The Frozen Truth”- which he thinks he'll like better than the old one, and if asked to speak by the Correspondents Club, he'll trot it out. If it goes over, he could be tempted to accept invitations by the likes of the YMCA. He is, he declares, already dead tired of being in one place so long –  he  just might “take a ‘disgust’” and head for California.


      Autograph Letter Signed ("Sam Clemens"), 2 pages, octavo, 224 F Street, Washington, D.C., December 13 [1867]. To Frank Fuller.
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