Pepys was a favorite of Twain, so I wonder if Rev Crane had asked Twain
about his favorite books or authors, or perhaps asked Twain to suggest a
BB suggests Big Bonanza, the book by Twain's friend Dan DeQuille, for which
T wrote a brief intro. A glance through Gribben might suggest authors or
book titles with the intitials BB.
Did Rev Crane ever publish anything that might provide the answer? A
magazine article on good reading, perhaps?
Kevin Mac Donnell