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Steve Hoffman <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 29 Dec 2010 19:35:53 -0500
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Well, count me among those who is now curious as to the answer to the 
question in the title of this work!

I.e., who the heck /was /Sarah Findlay?  Fictional character? Real 
person?  Is this an essay or a short story by Twain?  And how did J.M. 
Barrie figure into it?

A quick perusal of my Twain reference books discloses that Twain and 
Barrie had some acquaintance -- I could find no index entries to the 
mysterious Ms. Findlay.

By the way, the manuscript does not appear to be available on Google Books.

Steve Hoffman
Takoma Park MD

Kevin Mac Donnell wrote:
> I have a copy and I also have a set of proof sheets that lacks only the 
> preface leaf. I can photocopy the loosely folded proofs more easily than the 
> bound copy, and copying them and mailing it to you would be easier (on me 
> and the booklet itself) than scanning them.
> Please try google books first, but I'm happy to help if you strike out 
> there. Perhaps somebody knows if this piece has ever been reprinted in book 
> form or collected into a later collection of his works. If you fail to find 
> a reprint or a copy online, just send me your mailing address offline.
> Kevin
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "CÚline-Albin Faivre" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:37 AM
> Subject: Mysterious text
>> Good evening,
>> I wondered if someone among the specialists of this forum could tell me
>> where I can read this very rare text:
>> /Who Was Sarah Findlay? By Mark Twain With a Suggested Solution of the
>> Mystery by J. M. Barrie/. London: Privately Printed by Clement Shorter,
>> April 1917.
>> I know there are only 25 copies all around the world.
>> Many thanks in advance for your help.
>> CÚline-Albin Faivre