Scott and John,
Very interested in the tour. Have read the books cited here. Mentioned it
in both of my books: one about the Cotton Centennial Exposition that was
going on during the time of the tour and was several times mentioned in New
Orleans newspapers (*Southern Ladies and Suffragists*) and the other about
how Grace King began her literary career contra-Cable because of how he, a
fellow New Orleanian, treated the Creole population in his stories. When
King met Twain, he endeared himself to her by complaining about and
mimicking Cable from that tour (*A New Orleans Author in Mark Twain's Court*).
He was outdone with Cable's Sabbatarian ways that kept him from Sunday
travel and performing. Money and time lost.
I presume you know that Tulane University holds Cable papers in its
I'm enjoying reading the calendar.
Thanks for doing that.
On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 2:43 PM Bird, John C. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Very interesting, Scott! I am working on a biography of Mark Twain in
> 1884, so I will be very excited to see your work. (That is an
> understatement!) I have material from the tour, so you can write me to see
> if I can be of any help. You will surely be of help to me!
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> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Twain-Cable Tour train routes
> Spending my time in self-imposed isolation, I've been doing some work
> on my twainsgeography site, the Twain-Cable Tour section. I'm using
> the KML files developed by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, to
> illustrated the train routes taken between shows. So far I'm up to
> December 3, 1884. I have seen no direct mention of which trains or
> schedules taken but I'm taking my best guess from train routes mapped
> for 1870. I will continue to migrate my data from my original home
> site page for the tour to the twainsgeography site - which is more
> oriented to geographical considerations than my original site. I would
> welcome any comments and/or additional information on this topic.
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Miki Pfeffer, Ph D
*A** New Orlean**s Author i**n Mark Twain's Court: *
*Letters from Grace King's New England Sojourns *
(LSU Press, 2019)
*Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the
1884 New Orleans World's Fair *(University Press of Mississippi, 2014)