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Barbara Schmidt <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:02:10 -0600
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The project to provide more information and photos related to Clemens's
time at Redding has much merit.  I sometimes come across photos in
my research related to Stormfield that contain photos of unidentified
visitors.  I would look forward to seeing some positive identifications,
including those of girls known as the "angelfish."  I currently have a
"work in progress" online which attempts to provide a thumbnail biography
of the girls listed in Clemens's autobiographical dictations and
elsewhere as "angelfish."  What I am finding is that Clemens seemed
to avoid any mention of the prominent families from which some of
these girls came. When his association with some of these families is
established and knowing the role the families played in society, politics,
and literature -- an additional insight into Mark Twain's biography is

This work in progress is online at:

I hope to add more biographies and at least one photo of each member
in the next few weeks.  I suspect some of the photos will be difficult
to find and identity difficult to establish.