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
<http://www.twainweb.net/reviews/BaileyGosselin.html>, 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,