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Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2022 21:55:29 -0500
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Fabulous! Miki Pfeffer

On Fri, Sep 30, 2022 at 3:34 PM Harris, Susan Kumin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> That is a truly wonderful thing to do, Kent.  A real treasure trove.  I
> thank you for myself, but I suspect I speak for many others as well.
> —susan harris
> Sent from my iPad
> > On Sep 30, 2022, at 4:29 PM, R Kent Rasmussen <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > When I published _Dear Mark Twain: Letters from His Readers_ in 2013, I
> promised eventually to donate all my research files to the Mark Twain
> Papers and Project in Berkeley. As I explained in a note at the back of the
> book, the citations in the book's annotations represented only a small
> fraction of the sources on which the annotations drew. Well, I have now
> delivered all the book's research files to the Project. They cover not only
> the 200 letters published in _Dear Mark Twain_ but also more than 300 other
> letters not in the book. These materials include copies of my research
> correspondence; census reports; passport applications; ship passenger
> lists; newspaper and magazine articles; extracts from books, school
> yearbooks, and industrial publications; etc. As you may expect, most of the
> material pertains to Mark Twain's correspondents, under whose names it is
> organized in more than 500 files, which contain perhaps 10,000 pages.
> > Scholars interested in consulting the files should contact the Project,
> which may need some integrating them into its collections.

Miki Pfeffer, Ph D
*A** New Orlean**s Author i**n Mark Twain's Court: *
*Letters from Grace King's New England Sojourns   *
(LSU Press, 2019)
*Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the
1884 New Orleans World's Fair   *(University Press of Mississippi, 2014)