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Twain also had at least a tangential relationship to Hearst in the late 19th/early 20th centuries with his nephew, Samuel Moffat, working as a newspaperman in San Francisco.

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On Mar 5, 2012, at 1:53 PM, "Thomas Rankin" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> P.S. - I know the Call was not a Hearst paper at the time Twain wrote 
> for it, but it became a Hearst paper through a series of acquisitions 
> beginning in 1913.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:    Re: Hearst and Twain
> Date:    Mon, 05 Mar 2012 07:47:53 -0800
> From:    Thomas Rankin <[log in to unmask]>
> To:    Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]>
> References:    <[log in to unmask]>
> Found a note (150.1-2) in the Autobiography that "Clemens was hired as 
> the local reporter for the San Francisco Morning Call in June 1864."  
> Twain says that in 1865 the editor "invited me to resign."
> Tom
> Gretchen Martin wrote:
>> Twain wrote for the San Francisco Daily Alta California in the mid60s but t=
>> hat would have been before Hearst got into the industry, and I don't think =
>> Hearst had any connection to the paper. =20
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of bobgill2@VERI=
>> Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2012 9:02 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: Hearst and Twain
>>> This morning the San Francisco Chronicle, which has become a Hearst=20
>>> paper, ran an article about their 125 years in the newspaper business=20
>>> and cited writers who had worked for them, including Mark Twain.
>>> Does anyone know what in particular Twain wrote for William Randoph Hearst=
>> ?
>> In the 1860s he did some writing for the Dramatic Chronicle (or some simila=
>> r name, if that's not it), which I believe *became* today's Chronicle. But =
>> I don't know of any connection that paper had to Hearst. As far as I know, =
>> the only San Francisco paper he ran during his lifetime was the Examiner, w=
>> hich his father had bought sometime in the 1880s. Hearst later acquired pap=
>> ers in Chicago, New York and elsewhere, so it's possible that Mark Twain di=
>> d write for one of his papers at some point, but I don't believe he wrote a=
>> nything for a San Francisco paper owned by Hearst.
>> -- Bob G.