Mark Twain Writings related to AB

Comprehensive information on Mark Twain papers, full-text searchable:
http://www.marktwainproject.org/homepage.html

Source: Mark Twain’s Autobiography with an introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine, Vol. II, Harper and Brothers, 1924, p.121-126

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Note: include a letter by Burlingame’s grand daughter to MT about his article on AB.

Chapter Title: Anson Burlingame And The “Hornet” Disaster
Book Title: Mark Twain, A Biography
Author: Albert Bigelow Paine
http://classicauthors.net/Paine/twainbio/twainbio54.html

The Boy’s Life of Mark Twain: Chapter XXV. Hawaii and Anson Burlingame

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Source: Mark Twain’s Letters, Vol. I, 1853-1866, Editors: Edgar Marquess Branch, Michael B. Frank, Kenneth M. Sanderson, University of California Press 1988
p.343-348
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Note: Copy-text: MS, Jean Webster McKinney Family Papers, Vassar College Library.

Source: Mark Twain’s Letters, Vol. II, 1867-1868, Editors: Harriet Elinor Smith, Richard Bucci, University of California Press 1990
p.187-188

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Manuscript of the first letter not found. In 1932 When Cyril Clemens published the letter, it belonged to Frederick A. Burlingame.
Second letter: Manuscript from the Papers of Burlingame Family, Library of Congress.


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Transcript of the 2nd letter:
224 F Street
Washington, DC Feb 19th
Your Excellency,
This is to duplicate a letter I wrote yesterday by the unreliable Overland mail wherein was set forth that I shall have completed my book in the course of a couple months of so – then I would like to go with your Embassy as a dignitary of some kind or other, & privately on my own hook as Herald Tribune correspondent. I want to be a mild sort of dignitary, though, particularly. Pray save me a place. Correspondents will hover about the Expedition anyhow, & so it will be best to the interests of China & the world, that one of them, at least, should be reliable.
With kindest regards to my Sandwich Islands acquaintance among your now exceedingly large family, I remain,
Yours truly,
Mark Twain

p261

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Letter to Edward Burlingame
Manuscript not found.In 1932 When Cyril Clemens published the letter, it belonged to Frederick A. Burlingame.

Title:The Chinese Mission
Source:New York Daily Tribune 3/11/1868

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