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David Matuszak <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 20 Apr 2020 11:51:29 -0700
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Yes, all of them. Also reviewed the collection at UC Berkeley. My best chance is to find some reference to surfing in a local paper's review of his lecture. I’m hoping as many of those papers digitize their archives something might turn up.

Dave Matuszak

> On Apr 19, 2020, at 4:30 PM, Arianne . <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Have you checked out his letters from the sandwich islands?
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM David Matuszak <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>> Phil,
>> Welcome. I’ll ask you a question I posed to our forum several years ago
>> while researching a book that I wrote:
>> Have you ever come across any reference to Twain’s attempt at surfing
>> during his lecture tours, e.g., lecture reviews, letters, diaries, etc.?
>> His mention of it in Roughing It, is among the very few references he
>> apparently made to his failed attempt.
>> I wrote a feature about Twain and surfing in my San Onofre surfing history.
>> Thanks,
>> Dave Matuszak
>>> On Apr 16, 2020, at 2:23 PM, Philip Bauer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Hey Scott, I am a newer Mark Twain scholar.  When I give talks, I talk
>> about how close Twain got to Sandusky OH where I live.  In his 1869 lecture
>> tour, he probably criss-crossed here.
>>> He spoke in Cleveland and then went to Toledo and then back  to Norwalk
>> (about 10 miles south of Sandusky).  Do you happen to know his route?
>> There was the Lake Shore Electric Railroad that went between Toledo and
>> Cleveland with Sandusky mid-line and Norwalk on another trunk.   Can you
>> possibly confirm that he took the Lake Shore Electric?    Thanks, Phil
>>> On 4/16/2020 1:22 PM, scott wrote:
>>>> Sam wrote Livy from Toledo, while on the Twain-Cable tour, about the
>>>> prettiest furniture he'd seen in a hotel.  I believe I have determined
>>>> that the hotel was The Hibbard House in Jackson, MI.  Ironically, it
>>>> was a replacement for this hotel that was awarded an historical
>>>> building status, The Otsego Hotel.  I mention this for those interested
>>>> in Twain landmarks.
> -- 
> Arianne Laidlaw A '58