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Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 13:54:13 -0800
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I knew I should have looked ahead, but I'm still in 1879. I haven't 
added much to my project until 1896.

On 1/20/23 13:13, Leslie MYRICK wrote:
> The Twichell excerpt reappears in MTDBD under 3 February 1882, when
> Frechette was a guest of the Friday Evening Club at the Clemens's home.
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2023 at 4:06 PM Scott Holmes<[log in to unmask]>  wrote:
>> 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:
>>> Scott,
>>> 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.
>>> Barb
>>> 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
>>>> can
>>>>> borrow it (requires registration).
>>>>> This is always my first stop when I can't get to a library quickly.
>>>>> Leslie
>>>>> On Fri, Jan 20, 2023 at 1:41 PM Scott Holmes<[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> 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/
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