TWAIN-L Archives

Mark Twain Forum


Options: Use Classic View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:39:27 -0500
text/plain (18 lines)
>I was generously provided material published in the East Orange Gazette 
>from 1884; advertisements and a review of the show.  I was also provided 
>with an architectural drawing of the theater, all courtesy of the East 
>Orange Public Library.

Interesting to see Twain described as "a man of considerable height," since 
I believe I've read he was 5-foot-8. I wonder if that was really considered 
tall in those days?

Also, I assume the "unpublished sheets" involving Colonel Sellers and his 
"visionary projects" must have come from the play he wrote with Howells 
called "Colonel Sellers as a Scientist" -- an odd choice for a public 
reading, even if it did result in "uncontrolled mirth."

Thanks for posting the review.

-- Bob G.