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Clemens, Samuel L.
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LOT SOLD. 2,813 USD
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506
Clemens, Samuel L.
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,813 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Clemens, Samuel L.

Two letters regarding magazine articles (one on Christian Science), and one newspaper clipping with annotations about religion.

Autograph letter signed  ("SL Clemens"), 2 pages on one sheet, Florence, 24 November 1892, to Henry Mills Alden of Harper's Weekly, complaining that Alden docked a humorous article Clemens had submitted to him but not written. — Autograph manuscript signed ("S.L. Clemens"), 2 pages on mourning stationery with 30, Wellington Court, Albert Gate imprint, London, 12 February 1900, to Samuel Blythe, editor-in-chief of the Buffalo Enquirer, writes of a young man who claims Clemens's article on Christian Science cost The Cosmopolitan 10,000 subscribers. — Autograph notes written on 2 newspaper clippings (one from the New York Times dated 28 December [1908], evincing his contempt for conventional religion: "Surely the ass who invented the first religion ought to be the first ass damned"; the Times article silked, both clippings browned.


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