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JULES AUSTIN HOJNOWSKI <[log in to unmask]>
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From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Matt Seybold <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 10:45:36 PM
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Subject: Re: Mt lectures that he spoke

I don’t know if she’s on this list, but Erin Bartram of MT House & Museum is cataloguing allusions to musical compositions in Twain’s writings, including minstrel songs. She discusses this project on a new episode of The American Vandal Podcast, coming out next week! - MS

> On Mar 26, 2021, at 10:08 PM, Mac Donnell Rare Books <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Not sure about reliable online sources for his speeches, but have you tried Mark Twain Speaking (1976). There's a copy for $8 listed at ABE, and a copy for $5 on ebay (it's offered by a megaseller, so it may be in poor condition or ex library).
> The texts in Mark Twain Speaking were compiled from various sources--newspaper extracts, manuscripts, book printings, etc. The footnotes explain the textual basis for each speech. It also lists speeches for which no texts survive. It's not complete, but it's extremely useful.
> NB: Don't confuse this title with the title of an entirely different item published in 2017.
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> From: "JULES AUSTIN HOJNOWSKI" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: 3/26/2021 8:00:57 PM
> Subject: Mt lectures that he spoke
>> Hi
>> Does anyone know if twain's lectures that he actually said are on line anywhere?
>> Not the reviews or announcements,
>> But what he actually said
>> Please
>> Thanks
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>> From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Barbara Schmidt <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:29:27 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Minor Geographical Quibble
>> Scott,
>> In MT’s NOTEBOOKS & JOURNALS, Vol. 2, p. 144 — Clemens corrects the town
>> name “Leuch” to “Bad-Leuk.”  He writes:
>> “... looked down on steep precipice & town of <Leuch> Bad-Leuk.”
>> I emailed a photo of that page from this volume to your personal email.
>> Overall, I think you will find additional good details in Vol. 2 for your
>> projects.
>> Barb
>>> On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> That letter contains a wonderful description of Gemmi Pass but alas has no
>>> name for the village(s) he came to after crossing the pass.  I doubt Twain
>>> would have confused the names as he references Baedeker's guidebook in his
>>> description of descending from the pass.  Fears' reference is merely Rodney
>>> 106.  Then, he notes an entry in his notebook.  I've ordered a used copy of
>>> Volume II.
>>>> On 3/23/21 6:26 AM, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
>>>> This online letter to Livy written from Leukerbad may be of interest —
>>>> 01589.xml;query=Leukerbad;searchAll=;sectionType1=;sectionTy
>>>> pe2=;sectionType3=;sectionType4=;sectionType5=;style=letter;brand=mtp#1
>>>>   Barb
>>>> On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> Interesting as Twain, at least in "A Tramp Abroad" was unable to
>>>>> distinguish between the two towns.  I can't check his journal or
>>>>> notebooks,
>>>>> however. /The town in the valley is called Leuk or Leukerbad. We pointed
>>>>> our course toward it, down a verdant slope which was adorned with fringed
>>>>> gentians and other flowers, and presently entered the narrow alleys of
>>>>> the
>>>>> outskirts and waded toward the middle of the town through liquid
>>>>> "fertilizer." They ought to either pave that village or organize a
>>>>> ferry./
>>>>> On 3/22/21 7:36 PM, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
>>>>> I checked the passage in Rodney’s MARK TWAIN OVERSEAS, p. 106.  Rodney
>>>>>> does
>>>>>> not mention Leukerbad.
>>>>>> Barb
>>>>>> On Monday, March 22, 2021, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>>> I have recently relocated my twainsgeography site to Amazon's cloud
>>>>>> server
>>>>>>> and am combing through my site for bothersome details.  For those
>>>>>>> interested in such minutia, Fears' Day by Day contains this passage:
>>>>>>> "The pair set off with an old guide and climbed on foot up through the
>>>>>>> pass, coming down a precipitous trail to the village of*Leuk***(a short
>>>>>>> distance from*Leukerbad*)[Rodney 106]."
>>>>>>> Fears apparently got this from Robert Rodney's "Mark Twain Overseas".
>>>>>>> The order of villages is actually reversed.  Leukerbad is the village
>>>>>>> with
>>>>>>> the baths and is found at the base of Gemmi Pass.  Leuk is the town to
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> south of Leukerbad.
>>>>>>> Just thought I'd mention it...
>>>>>>> tent/kandersteg-leukerbad