The Library of Congress has made available a pdf of the trials and
tribulations of a lady book agent in California, Mrs. J. W. Likins.
Emphasis on trials and tribulations, with a dozen references to Mark Twain.

On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 11:03 AM Clay Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Did any book agent write up his experiences - what it was like traveling
> around the country, from house to house and farm to farm, selling people
> advance copies of Twain's next book? I would wager a healthy sum that there
> were some quite interesting stories to tell.
> - B. Clay Shannon