Barb, I asked about an inventory last Friday and was told one doesn't exist.
Henry is in the process of compiling one, but couldn't tell me when it would
be done. You are not the first person who has asked about an inventory. I
have no idea whether the museum possesses anything that would be of interest
to Clemens scholars or Twain scholars. Henry told me he has about 3500
items and is putting them on the computer. He has told me he will make it
available to me.
As many if not all of the artifacts are property of the city, an
inventory should be a matter of public record and available to the public.
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> I have long been curious to know what primary documents,
> letters, photos, etc. might be available to Twain researchers
> at the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal. It's possible
> that an actual inventory of such items does not exist?
> Or is it not made public?
> On the other hand, the Birthplace at Florida, which
> inherited the holdings of The Mark Twain Research
> Foundation (once headed by Chester Davis) has provided
> an extensive list of those items which include a number
> of interesting primary resources -- among them a number
> of letters from Twain's acquaintances to Albert Bigelow