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JULES AUSTIN HOJNOWSKI <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 02:58:25 +0000
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That will be interesting, since I read Nina's diaries and she  never had any children. She enjoyed the company of women a lot more then men.

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From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Taylor Roberts
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:15 PM
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Subject: DNA test to verify Sam'l Clemens has living descendants

Susan Bailey has begun a page to raise funds for DNA testing on materials that were owned by Clara Clemens, which are being donated by scholar and collector Kevin Mac Donnell.

A positive result would settle with certainty Bailey's already plausible claim in _The Twain Shall Meet_ that she is the daughter of Nina Clemens Gabrilowitsch, who has long been thought to have been Mark Twain's last descendant.

A recent media interview of Bailey may be viewed from within the fundraising page at

As I noted in my review of _The Twain Shall Meet_ at <>, Bailey and co-author Deborah Lynn Gosselin have written the best biography to date of Mark Twain's granddaughter.

The campaign is not for profit, but rather is to assist toward settling a question of interest to Mark Twain Forum members. If the funding goal is not reached, Bailey will donate any funds collected to The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford.

I hope you have a great weekend,
Taylor Roberts