Thanks again, Barbara. MTP hasn't gotten to that date with their texts
but it does appear that Sam Moffett could not have actually traveled
with the entourage. Apparently he was in Berkeley, CA August 4;
Victoria BC and Seattle August 6; Seattle on the 7th and 8th; then back
to Berkeley by the 9th of August - judging by the origin of letters listed.
On 10/6/22 15:42, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
> Scott -- Moffett was a prolific letter writer. You can almost track his
> movements by the letters he wrote during that time frame. Many are indexed
> online at the Mark Twain Project. Example --
> On Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 1:52 PM Scott Holmes<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> He most certainly is included. I wonder why Pond did not mention him as
>> part of the entourage. Moffett likely followed on to Portland then
>> possibly continued to San Francisco on his own. Did he, perhaps,
>> publish anything regarding the North American trip?
>> On 10/6/22 11:36, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
>>> The OVERLAND WITH MARK TWAIN volume features photos of Moffett in Tacoma,
>>> Washington on August 13 and aboard the U.S.S. MOHICAN ( p. 73, 75).
>>> On Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 12:43 PM Scott Holmes<[log in to unmask]>
>>>> I've come across a note in the Day By Day entry for August 1, 1908.
>>>> This from an obituary notice in the New York Times, that "...and when
>>>> Mr. Clemens
>>>> started on his trip around the world in 1894, [sic 1895] Mr.
>>>> Moffett accompanied him across the Continent as far as San
>>>> Francisco." This trip did not include San Francisco and Sam Moffett
>>>> is not mentioned by Major Pond in his journal - as per the Karanovich
>>>> version in the "Overland with Mark Twain" volume from 1992. Is the New
>>>> York Times wholly in error?
>>>> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
>> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
/Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/