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Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 1 Oct 2022 09:32:19 -0700
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In my fooling around with Twain's travels I have not found a reference 
to his visiting Harper's Ferry.  The location does come up in those 
works dealing with Twain's relationships with "abolitionists".  I have 
been parsing Day By Day for inclusion in Twain's Geography but I have 
not worked through  the years 1882 to 1896 yet.  On seeing this query, 
however, I tried grebbing through text files derived from the Day By Day 
pdfs but found nothing on Harper's Ferry.  The search is a bit 
complicated due to the large number of references to Harpers and 
Harper's - not to mention individuals named Harper.  Harper's Ferry is 
not included in my gazetteer on Twain's Geography.

On 9/30/22 15:33, John H. Muller wrote:
> Hi all:
> I have seen Mark Twain included in a listing of famous visitors to the Hill
> Top House (built in late 1880s) in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
> A search of Twain databases and resources - and some newspaper databases -
> have not been able to confirm Twain's visiting Harpers Ferry and/or staying
> at the Hill Top House.
> I do not have the Twain "Day by Day" volumes so I was unable to
> cross-reference this resource.
> Would anyone have any leads and/or information on a possible visit of Twain
> to Harpers Ferry and/or Jefferson County, West Virginia post-1888?
> Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
> respectfully,
> John
/Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/