To all Mark Twain Forum members,
It is with sadness that I pass along this news. The Mark Twain Forum
received a message from Larry Marshburne's daughter, Laura, to let us know
that Larry passed away last week at the age of 53.
Larry was a long-time member of the Mark Twain Forum and a frequent
contributor to discussions here. He also served as a TwainWeb editor,
converting text to HTML when Taylor Roberts established the Forum's web
In addition, he delivered papers on Twain at the 1998 Undergraduate
Conference in the Humanities at Shaw University, the North Carolina State
University Undergraduate Symposium and the American Literature Association
convention in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1999. His article “The NAACP and Mark
Twain” appeared in the _Mark Twain Journal_ 36.1 (Spring 1998): 2.
Larry's scholarly interest in Mark Twain was reflected in his participation
at many Mark Twain conferences. He was so dedicated that he drove all night
from his home in North Carolina to attend Hartford conferences that began at
Laura Marshburne, writes: "I know how much my father loved Mark Twain and
loved spending time talking about Mark Twain. I'm glad that he was part of
such an active group that I am certain brought him tons of pleasure."
Larry's contributions to the Mark Twain Forum and his friendship will be
missed by all who knew him.
A photo of Larry is available in the TwainWeb gallery at: