Actually - this is NOT about the Sanborn book, but I am having trouble getting access to my system and it is easier to "reply" to previous messages (if Twain had trouble with the telephone - consider how email would have driven him out of the house!). I have received a couple of queries about the Mark Twain Circle of America. I thought a quick advertisement was in order. The Circle was founded several years ago. The intention was to bring a group of individuals (scholars, fans) together to share their interest in Mark Twain. We now have approximately 300 members. The Circle is now affiliated with MLA and will have two panels at that conference. We have also been active in the recently formed American Literature Assoc. at which we also offer two panels. There is a newsletter - The Mark Twain Circular - that is sent to all members (it is also possible to get a subscription to Tom Tenney's Mark Twain Journal). Membership in the Circle is $7/year. If you would like to join, send a check for $7 made out to The Mark Twain Circle of America. Send that check to: Michael J. Kiskis Executive Coordinator Mark Twain Circle of America c/o Empire State College 28 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 My telephone # is 518-587-2100/x. 272. I hope to hear from some of you - we are always looking for new members. And tell your friends and colleagues.