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"Ladd, Barbara" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 1 Oct 2022 14:16:36 +0000
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I've seen the same claims, but don't know if they are true or not. It would be interesting to know if Twain had any contact with Storer College or the Lovett family (whose son Thomas built Hilltop House and who were themselves hotel owners).

BTW:  A film version of Pudd'nhead Wilson was filmed in Harper's Ferry in the 1980s.

all best,

From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of John H. Muller <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2022 6:33 PM
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Subject: [External] Mark Twain in Harpers Ferry, West VA @ Hill Top House?

Hi all:

I have seen Mark Twain included in a listing of famous visitors to the Hill
Top House (built in late 1880s) in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
A search of Twain databases and resources - and some newspaper databases -
have not been able to confirm Twain's visiting Harpers Ferry and/or staying
at the Hill Top House.

I do not have the Twain "Day by Day" volumes so I was unable to
cross-reference this resource.

Would anyone have any leads and/or information on a possible visit of Twain
to Harpers Ferry and/or Jefferson County, West Virginia post-1888?

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.


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