I happen to be currently reading Mark Twain, Businessman. A local bookseller found a copy for me somewhere for a price I can't remember, but must have been comfortable paying just before COVID hit. The author has a bit of his great-uncle's with and sardonic approach to events.
If I can help you with quotations, or pictures of pages, you need only ask.
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Subject: Re: So, how did the editors know this...?
Can you imagine, Amazon wants $579.95 for this book. (I found only a single reference to "Reasoner" in MTP Letters, dated 1885.)
On 8/24/21 12:09 PM, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
> In a letter to Charles Webster, dated June 8, 1883 and transcribed in
> MARK TWAIN, BUSINESS MAN, p. 214, SLC instructs Webster to go to the
> Delaware, Lackawanna & Hudson to rent a special sleeping car to
> Elmira. He says he had formerly gotten the car from Mr. A. Reasoner
> but he had not received a reply yet. He writes Webster, “Go directly
> to the President of the road & he will tell you how to proceed.”
> On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> The note on page 174 of Mark Twain's Notebooks and Journals Vol III
>> indicate that the editors of this volume knew that DL&W officers in
>> Hoboken were handling arrangements for the Clemenses special railway
>> car. My question is how did they know this. Their note says only
>> that instructions to Webster about the memoirs were written on the recto of the back flyleaf.