MTP lists one 1907 letter from Judd to Clemens. I have not seen it. If
Clemens replied, it is not listed in the database.
On Thu, Jun 8, 2023 at 11:26 AM <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I have only two printed items that shed light on her activities, both of
> which are also probably found in her NYPL archive:
> 1. 4pp leaflet announcing the winners of the first Mark Twain Best Quote
> contest for 1935 and soliciting entries for 1936. The judges include
> Clara Clemens, Cyril Clemens, Stephen Leacock, and William Lyon Phelps,
> among others, so I assume her NYPL papers will yield some interesting
> 2. 4pp leaflet founding the MT Assoc. in 1941 at the home of George Ade,
> with a "statement of purpose."
> I will check my ms archives (mostly correspondence files) of George
> Hiram Brownell (his MTA files) , Edward Earl Moore, Clara Clemens, and
> some early Twain collectors, and see if her name pops up. Brownell (d
> 1950) ran the MTA from 1942 to 1949 when it was absorbed into the the MT
> Research Foundation (aka Chester Davis). Earl Moore was a founding
> member of the MTA, along with Judd, Ade, et al. I assume most of what I
> have will be duplicated in Judd's 2.2 linear feet of papers at NYPL, so
> I'll look for things not likely kept or seen by her.
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> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "Joseph Csicsila" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: 6/8/2023 9:56:29 AM
> Subject: Ida Benfey Judd
> >Good morning,
> >Anyone know anything about this person or the history here?
> >Turns out she's an alum of my university.