Thank you, Barbara. I've made note of this in my Day By Day entry in my
website project. Who knows when this will be made public, though.
On 1/20/23 12:47, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
> I do not have a copy of Twichell's journals, but it seems Andrews may have
> misdated or misread Twichell's journal entry date. Other sources,
> including MARK TWAIN'S NOTEBOOKS AND JOURNALS, VOL. 2 indicate Frechette
> visited Twain in Hartford in early 1882, (p. 414). In Fatout's MARK TWAIN
> SPEAKING he reprints a toast Clemens gave to Frechette and indicates the
> two first met in Montreal in 1881 (p. 166). Frechette, by the way, was a
> brother to William D. Howells's brother-in-law.
> It looks to me like Andrews misdated Twichell's journal entry and then DBD
> compounded the error.
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2023 at 1:55 PM Scott Holmes<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Thank you. I actually have an account there but failed to not the
>> "borrow for one hour" button. Alas Andrews does not provide a date for
>> the Fréchette feté.
>> On 1/20/23 10:55, Leslie MYRICK wrote:
>>> Hi Scott,
>>> You can find a copy of Andrews on the Internet Archive site, where you
>>> borrow it (requires registration).
>>> This is always my first stop when I can't get to a library quickly.
>>> On Fri, Jan 20, 2023 at 1:41 PM Scott Holmes<[log in to unmask]>
>>>> I've come across an enigmatic entry in Day By Day for January 12, 1879
>>>> January 12 Sunday – the Clemenses loved to entertain, something expected
>>>> of many Nook Farm residents. according to Twichell’s journal, a dinner
>>>> was given at Sam’s for Louis Fréchette, Poet Laureate of Canada:
>>>> “M.T. /never was/ so funny as this time. The perfect art of a certain
>>>> kind of story telling will die with him. No one beside /can/ ever equal
>>>> him, I am sure” [Andrews 92].
>>>> This doesn't make much sense to me as Twichell was not in Munich in 1879
>>>> and Sam was not at Nook Farm. I believe the Andrews reference is to
>>>> Andrews, Kenneth R. /Nook Farm – Mark Twain’s Hartford Circle. /Seattle:
>>>> University of Washington Press, 1950. I don't have access to that.
>>>> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
>> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
/Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/