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Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2022 19:09:30 -0700
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You're correct.  I must have had some mistake in my search criteria.  I 
no longer see any reference to Berkeley.   But I also can find no 
reference to letters sent by Sam Moffett before August 6th.  There are 
several addressed to him but I see nothing about destinations (where he 
might have been).  Many of these are from Pamela in Fredonia.  The first 
previous letter from Sam Moffett I see is from San Francisco, February 
of 1895.  So, he may or may not have been along for the journey.

On 10/6/22 18:16, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
> Scott,
> That is not what I am seeing for Samuel Moffett -- from Aug 6-9 he is in
> Seattle; from Aug 10-12 he is in Tacoma; from Aug 14-15 he is in Seattle.
> Barb
> On Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 8:03 PM Scott Holmes<[log in to unmask]>  wrote:
>> Thanks again, Barbara.  MTP hasn't gotten to that date with their texts
>> but it does appear that Sam Moffett could not have actually traveled
>> with the entourage.  Apparently he was in Berkeley, CA August 4;
>> Victoria BC and Seattle August 6; Seattle on the 7th and 8th; then back
>> to Berkeley by the 9th of August - judging by the origin of letters listed.
>> On 10/6/22 15:42, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
>>> Scott -- Moffett was a prolific letter writer.  You can almost track his
>>> movements by the letters he wrote during that time frame. Many are
>> indexed
>>> online at the Mark Twain Project.  Example --
>>> Barb
>>> On Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 1:52 PM Scott Holmes<[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>>> He most certainly is included.  I wonder why Pond did not mention him as
>>>> part of the entourage.  Moffett likely followed on to Portland then
>>>> possibly continued to San Francisco on his own.  Did he, perhaps,
>>>> publish anything regarding the North American trip?
>>>> On 10/6/22 11:36, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
>>>>> The OVERLAND WITH MARK TWAIN volume features photos of Moffett in
>> Tacoma,
>>>>> Washington on August 13 and aboard the U.S.S. MOHICAN ( p. 73, 75).
>>>>> Barb
>>>>> On Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 12:43 PM Scott Holmes<[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> I've come across a note in the Day By Day entry for August 1, 1908.
>>>>>> This from an obituary notice in the New York Times, that "...and when
>>>>>> Mr. Clemens
>>>>>> started on his trip around the world in 1894, [sic 1895] Mr.
>>>>>> Moffett accompanied him across the Continent as far as San
>>>>>> Francisco."    This trip did not include San Francisco and Sam Moffett
>>>>>> is not mentioned by Major Pond in his journal - as per the Karanovich
>>>>>> version in the "Overland with Mark Twain" volume from 1992.  Is the
>> New
>>>>>> York Times wholly in error?
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
>>>> --
>>>> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
>> --
>> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/
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