A group of three letters to his publisher, Elisha Bliss.
Autograph letter signed ("Mark"), 3 pages, Elmira, 4 July , telling Bliss about the generous offer he had received from another publishing firm, also mentions the improvement of his father-in-law's health; finger soiling in upper right corner of first page, soiling along crease fold. — Autograph letter signed ("Clemens"), one page on J. L. Langdon's letterhead, elmira, 5 August 1870, instructing Bliss to have his son Frank send a quarterly statement to Elmira and informing him that Mr. Langdon's case is hopeless and that his "family is shrouded in gloom, awaiting the end"—Jervis Langdon died the following day; browned, stained, mat burn. — Autograph letter signed ("Saml L. Clemens"), 4 pages on monogrammed stationery with Farmington Avenue imprint, Hartford, 19 February [?1874], requesting Bliss to travel to San Francisco and to dispose of a troublesome relative, a certain "Aunt Rachel"; closed tear on second page.
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