Letter: Mark Twain to J.W. Atterbury, photostat



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Letter: Mark Twain to J.W. Atterbury, photostat

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Letter: Mark Twain to J.W. Atterbury, photostat
John Atterbury

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Letter: Mark Twain to J.W. Atterbury, photostat Black and white photostatic copies of Twain's letter to J.W. Atterbury. Each copy single sided, small copy of envelope included. All seem to have been cropped so to be exactly the same size as the original (possibly a little larger). Letter has slightly ribbed pattern to it, possibly from old scrapbook. Envelope was embossed with a Franklin postage seal in upper right corner, most likely red and white. Cancel just to left of seal. Return address in upper left corner. LETTER ' Hartford, Jan. 20/86. Hon. J.W. Atterbury: Dear Sir: I cannot think of anything that would give me more pleasure if I were but there - without having to do the travel necessary to take me thither. But the travel is an insuperable barrier I do not like to travel, & I sup- pose I shall never make another long trip volun- tarily. I have to thank you very much for your letter's astonishing information. I never knew before that my father was a pioneer rail- road man; I knew he interested himself in Salt River navigation, but this railroad matter is entirely new to me. I recal the names of nearly all those commissioners; the sa- lute my ear as out of a vanished world & a forgotten time. Truly Yours S.L. Clemens' On envelope is cancellation stamp: 'Hartford Conn Jan 20 5 PM' and 'Hon. J.W. Atterbury Madison Missouri'

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Letter, Photostatic Copy
120 North Main,Missouri,Hannibal,63401