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Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:46:56 -0500
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I'm not going to swear to this, since I've never tried regarding this
specific question; but I'm guessing the two places to start would be:  St.
Louis Public Library & Missouri Historical Society, both here in the Lou.


On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 8:07 PM, Harris, Susan Kumin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear All,
> In conjunction with a project on place and space in The Gilded Age, one of
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> my students is looking for speculators' maps of the Mississippi or
> Missouri=
>  River region in the post-Civil War period.  Please see his note below.
>  If=
>  any of you know of a site where he can access this material, we would
> both=
>  be grateful.  He has already, on Henry Sweets' recommendation, queried
> his=
> torical societies, to no avail. His email address is [log in to unmask]
> <ma=
> ilto:[log in to unmask]>. Thank you!  -- susan Harris
> Sent from my iPad
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Cunningham IV, Will" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:
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> Date: April 22, 2014 at 3:22:26 PM CDT
> To: "Harris, Susan Kumin" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> Subject: Note for Twain Scholars
> Greetings!
> I am in the beginning stages of a project on Twain and Warner's The Gilded
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> Age. I am interested in geographic representation and cartography,
> especial=
> ly in relation to urban planning. In the novel, Sellers, Harry, and
> Phillip=
>  create a speculation map of the fictitious town of Napoleon. According to
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> Mr. Sweets (Executive Director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum),
> Ma=
> rion City was most likely Twain's inspiration for this place. I am trying
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> without luck) to get my hands on any period maps of Marion City - or, for
> t=
> hat matter, any speculative maps along the Mississippi River from the
> latte=
> r half of the 19th century.
> Any help would be much appreciated!
> Best,
> Will Cunningham
> PhD Candidate
> The University of Kansas

Prof. Harold K. Bush
Professor of English
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