Scott -- Moffett was a prolific letter writer. You can almost track his
movements by the letters he wrote during that time frame. Many are indexed
online at the Mark Twain Project. Example --
On Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 1:52 PM Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> He most certainly is included. I wonder why Pond did not mention him as
> part of the entourage. Moffett likely followed on to Portland then
> possibly continued to San Francisco on his own. Did he, perhaps,
> publish anything regarding the North American trip?
> On 10/6/22 11:36, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
> > The OVERLAND WITH MARK TWAIN volume features photos of Moffett in Tacoma,
> > Washington on August 13 and aboard the U.S.S. MOHICAN ( p. 73, 75).
> > Barb
> > On Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 12:43 PM Scott Holmes<[log in to unmask]>
> >> I've come across a note in the Day By Day entry for August 1, 1908.
> >> This from an obituary notice in the New York Times, that "...and when
> >> Mr. Clemens
> >> started on his trip around the world in 1894, [sic 1895] Mr.
> >> Moffett accompanied him across the Continent as far as San
> >> Francisco." This trip did not include San Francisco and Sam Moffett
> >> is not mentioned by Major Pond in his journal - as per the Karanovich
> >> version in the "Overland with Mark Twain" volume from 1992. Is the New
> >> York Times wholly in error?
> >> --
> >> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/