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.
/Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/