485
485
Clemens, Samuel L.
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
485
Clemens, Samuel L.
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Clemens, Samuel L.

Autograph letter initialed ("SLC"), 4 pages, Heidelberg, 13 July [1878], to Frank Bliss, regarding his progress on a book about Europe; browned, mat burn, short marginal tears to fourth page.


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writing a tramp abroad writing on the hoof. "I am making fair progress, but of course it isn't great progress, because it costs me more days to get material than to write it up. I have written 400 pages of MS—that is to say about 45 or 50,000 words, or one-fourth of a book, but it is in disconnected form & cannot be used until joined together by the writing of at least a dozen intermediate chapters. These chapters cannot be rightly written until we are settled down for the fall & winter in Munich. ... I* shall be mostly on foot, with Twichell, the first 5 or 6 weeks & shall write up in full every night if not too tired"

 

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