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David Tomlinson <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 26 Apr 1996 15:08:03 -0400
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Twain himself made wax cylinder recordings in some of his dictations
early in the century; but the people I have heard speak about it say all
have been lost.

                                DAVID TOMLINSON
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On Fri, 26 Apr 1996, JOHN H. DAVIS wrote:

> In response to the query from Joseph T. Adams whetherrecordings from
> ever made of Mark Twain's voice, I recall reading or hearing that two
> had been made but that, unfortunately, both were wax recordings and
> both had melted.  Perhaps I saw this in Justin Kaplan's book or in
> something about Hal Holbrook's performances.  In any event, here it
> is for whatever it's worth.