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Bjorn Pehrson <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 22 Jul 1995 21:45:49 +0100
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At 15.09 95-07-22 -0400, David Tomlinson wrote:
>Twain's Letters from 1872-73 gives a brief paragraph about the trip,
>saying that he sailed from England to New York on the Batavia with the
>journey beginning on November 12, 1872 and ending about two weeks later.

Are the letters available on-line?
It seems strange that he went to New York in 1872 since he was in England
1872-1874.`Wasnt that his first trip to Europe? Couldnt it have been the
other direction?

>There is reference to the ship and the journey in _A Tramp Abroad_, Vol.
>I, Chap. XXVII and another in the essay "All Kinds of Ships."
Yes, I have checked the references in "A Tramp abroad" which is about the
trip to Europe 1878-1879. The references do not refer to his own passage
though. During that trip, MT took the the Hamburg_America Line "Holsatia"
New York-Hamburg  and the Cunard "Gallia" Liverpool-New York back home in
1879. So his only trip with the "Batavia" must have been in 1972 since the
ship was transferred to the Pacific in 1884.
Where kind I find the essay "All Kinds of Ships"?