A group of two letters addressed to Mrs. Richard Gilder and two ink sketches one named for Mrs. Gilder and the other for her daughter Dorothea:
Autograph letter signed ("S. L. Clemens"), one page bifolium (8 x 5 1/4 in.; 205 x 132 mm), [New York], 17 February 1894, apologizing for not answering an invitation to visit as he had been working the entire night before on a letter to his wife and had dropped off to sleep at Mrs. Gilder's receiving hour. — Autograph letter initialed ("SLC"), one page on mourning stationery (6 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.; 174 x 115 mm), Dublin, New Hampshire, 28 July 1905, reporting that Clara is still depressed about her mother's death, thanks Mrs. Gilder for calling on Clara, and that he has done 70 days' worth of work in 59. — Humorous ink drawing on Clemens's Fifth Avenue stationery (5 3/8 x 4 in.; 140 x 100 mm), titled "Doe-Luncheon" at the top, 11 February 1908, depicting a woman with a rain hat and umbrella, captioned "Lady out in the rain" and designated for Mrs. Gilder, initialed ("SLC"); a few spots. — Humourous ink drawing on Clemens's Fifth Avenue stationery (5 3/8 x 4 in.; 140 x 100 mm), titled "Doe Luncheon" at the top, 11 February 1908, depicting a man falling overboard from a sailboat, captioned "Ship sinking — man overboard" and designated for Dorothea Gilder, initialed ("SLC"); stain along bottom margin touching initials.
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