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John Davis <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 3 Jul 2019 17:38:55 -0400
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I first met Henry at my first Elmira State of MT Studies Conference (2005),
in fact sat with him and the then current "Tom and Becky" at the picnic and
have renewed that acquaintance over the years, including the first two
Clemens Conferences, as I will at the upcoming third.  As someone else has
noted, his surname is appropriate.  I have not met any nicer person than
Henry Sweets.  During the Hannibal meetings, he was with us for breakfast
at H-L University to greet, eat, and chat with us and available throughout
the conference with smiles and helpfulness.  Like others, I am appreciative
to him for establishing the Clemens Conference.  The second was much larger
than the first, and I assume the one this summer will continue positively.

So, with many others, I say, "Thank you, Henry, for your years of
dedication and work on behalf of Mark Twain studies."  I will thank you in
person in July.

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From: Joe's E-mail <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:10 AM
Subject: Henry Sweets’ Retirement
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To parrot other comments about Henry Sweets, he has done a magnificent job.
It will take a bold person to step into those big shoes. He leaves behind a
legacy of accomplishments that all of us Twainians will cherish for years
to come.

Joe Alvarez
3515 South Bank Court
Matthews, NC 28105-5459
Home phone: 980.339.8661
Cell phone: 704.564.2082

John H. Davis, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of English
Department of English
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855