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Barbara Schmidt <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 14 Sep 2021 12:48:47 -0500
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Scott — I asked Marleau this morning about publishing more of his research
of Clemens on the Missouri. I understand several of his articles have been
submitted to the MARK TWAIN JOURNAL and would include some recovered
memoranda submitted to newspapers along the way. Historical newspaper
databases have made it easier to track the movements of various boats along
the rivers.


On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'm rather gratified to read that Sam accompanied Bixby up the Missouri
> River on the D. A. January.  I had been just a bit annoyed that such an
> adventurous character as Sam would have missed that opportunity.  It does
> require me to do some serious re-writing on this section of my web site,
> however.  I suppose the Missouri was unsatisfactory to both men, "climbing
> over reefs and clambering over snags patiently and laboriously all day
> long."  I have not seen a reference to their objective location but suppose
> they traveled to St. Joseph.