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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 21:02:12 -0500
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>This morning the San Francisco Chronicle, which has become a Hearst paper, 
>ran an article about their 125 years in the newspaper business and cited 
>writers who had worked for them, including Mark Twain.
>Does anyone know what in particular Twain wrote for William Randoph Hearst?

In the 1860s he did some writing for the Dramatic Chronicle (or some similar 
name, if that's not it), which I believe *became* today's Chronicle. But I 
don't know of any connection that paper had to Hearst. As far as I know, the 
only San Francisco paper he ran during his lifetime was the Examiner, which 
his father had bought sometime in the 1880s. Hearst later acquired papers in 
Chicago, New York and elsewhere, so it's possible that Mark Twain did write 
for one of his papers at some point, but I don't believe he wrote anything 
for a San Francisco paper owned by Hearst.

-- Bob G.