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"Carl J. Chimi" <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 16:22:44 -0400
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I happen to be currently reading Mark Twain, Businessman.  A local bookseller found a copy for me somewhere for a price I can't remember, but must have been comfortable paying just before COVID hit.  The author has a bit of his great-uncle's with and sardonic approach to events.

If I can help you with quotations, or pictures of pages, you need only ask.


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From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Scott Holmes
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 3:43 PM
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Subject: Re: So, how did the editors know this...?

Can you imagine, Amazon wants $579.95 for this book.  (I found only a single reference to "Reasoner" in MTP Letters, dated 1885.)

On 8/24/21 12:09 PM, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
> In a letter to Charles Webster, dated June 8, 1883 and transcribed in 
> MARK TWAIN, BUSINESS MAN, p. 214, SLC instructs Webster to go to the 
> Delaware, Lackawanna & Hudson to rent a special sleeping  car to 
> Elmira. He says he had formerly gotten the car from Mr. A. Reasoner 
> but he had not received a reply yet. He writes Webster, “Go directly 
> to the President of the road & he will tell you how to proceed.”
> Barb
> On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> The note on page 174 of Mark Twain's Notebooks and Journals Vol III 
>> indicate that the editors of this volume knew that DL&W officers in 
>> Hoboken were handling arrangements for the Clemenses special railway 
>> car.  My question is how did they know this. Their note says only 
>> that instructions to Webster about the memoirs were written on the recto of the back flyleaf.