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Taylor Roberts <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:36:45 -0500
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Report from Canada: No sign of the 'Twins of Genius' phrase here either.

Ben Griffin: Nice catch! If you need more examples of sloppy MT
scholars using the phrase, I can furnish three such articles that I
wrote myself concerning the Canadian stops on the 1884-85 tour. This
is a great example of the importance of checking primary sources, as I
also had not looked beyond Cardwell.

Taylor Roberts

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 8:05 PM, Kevin Mac Donnell
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> Further report from the Texas delegation...
> I have ten or twelve programs from that tour, plus a ticket, and some
> assorted odds and ends, and the "Twins" phrase -- nor anything like it-- is
> nowhere to be seen. The program and advertising invariably used the
> following phrase: "Mark Twain"-Cable Readings
> Kevin
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> From: Barbara Schmidt
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 5:06 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Huck Finn's America
> The identically phrased ads placed by Pond in newspapers in New York,
> Cleveland, and Washington, DC in Nov-Dec 1884 that I have found do not use
> the phrase "Twins of Genius." They ads do describe the duo's entertainment
> as a "combination of genius and versatility that appeals freshly to the
> intelligent public."
> Barb