That is a truly wonderful thing to do, Kent.  A real treasure trove.  I thank you for myself, but I suspect I speak for many others as well.  —susan harris

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> On Sep 30, 2022, at 4:29 PM, R Kent Rasmussen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> When I published _Dear Mark Twain: Letters from His Readers_ in 2013, I promised eventually to donate all my research files to the Mark Twain Papers and Project in Berkeley. As I explained in a note at the back of the book, the citations in the book's annotations represented only a small fraction of the sources on which the annotations drew. Well, I have now delivered all the book's research files to the Project. They cover not only the 200 letters published in _Dear Mark Twain_ but also more than 300 other letters not in the book. These materials include copies of my research correspondence; census reports; passport applications; ship passenger lists; newspaper and magazine articles; extracts from books, school yearbooks, and industrial publications; etc. As you may expect, most of the material pertains to Mark Twain's correspondents, under whose names it is organized in more than 500 files, which contain perhaps 10,000 pages.
> Scholars interested in consulting the files should contact the Project, which may need some integrating them into its collections.