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On Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 1:42 PM Matthew Seybold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The major event in Elmira in the Summer of 1880 was the Emancipation Day
> celebration, climaxing with a speech by Frederick Douglass. You might check
> out the materials I collected (and, in some cases, created) a couple years
> ago, which will also include allusions to some of the family's other
> activities during that Summer:
> Best,
> *Matt Seybold, PhD*
> Associate Professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies
> Scholar-in-Residence, Center for Mark Twain Studies
> Editor,
> Host, The American Vandal Podcast
> <>
> Peterson Chapel Vestry, Cowles Hall
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> On Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 2:12 PM Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > There is very little mention of Quarry Farm in the Day By Day entries
> > for the summer of 1880.  The family was in Elmira from June to
> > September.  There was the birth of Jean and Livy seems to have been ill
> > for the duration of their stay - which seems to have been limited to the
> > Langdon home in Elmira.  Twain finished the Prince and the Pauper and
> > there is some mention of his spending ten days at Quarry Farm at the
> > beginning of July.
> >
> >   I suppose I will need to dig through some of his biographies for
> > details but I hope for some leads and/or suggestions from Twain-L
> > members about Twain's time at Quarry Farm for this season.  I suspect he
> > may  have just walked there and back when he wanted time to write.
> >
> > Even though "Twain's Geography" is no longer on-line, I continue to work
> > on it.
> >
> > --
> > /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
> >