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Scott Holmes
Sat, 1 Apr 2023 10:16:59 -0700
Some of you are, no doubt, aware of my interest in finding commonality
between Richard Francis Burton and Mark Twain. The closest I’ve come has
been to compare their respective journeys across North America; Burton
in 1860 and Sam Clemens in 1861. Other points include their interest in
the Arabian Nights and both men had visited Baalbek. An additional point
has recently come to my attention, that of friendship with Bram Stoker,
the author of “Dracula” and acting manager of the renowned actor Sir
Henry Irving.

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