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Post by johng » October 12th, 2019, 12:52 pm

MARK TWAIN'S TRAVEL LETTERS FROM 1891-92 by Mark Twain (1835 - 1910).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/mark-twains-travel-letters-from-1891-92-by-mark-twain/
This collection of Mark Twain travel letters was compiled by Barbara Schmidt for her Web Site, TwainQuotes.com (http://www.twainquotes.com/). According to his biographer, Albert Bigelow Paine, when Twain took his family to Europe in June of 1891, he left with the knowledge that the McClure Syndicate and W.M. Laffan of the New York Sun would pay him one thousand dollars each for six travel letters. Twain’s letters eventually appeared in numerous papers including the Chicago Sunday Tribune, Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe in addition to the New York Sun. Readers of his “The Innocents Abroad” and “A Tramp Abroad” will remember his knack of viewing his discoveries with satirical and ironic twists. (Summary by John Greenman and Barbara Schmidt)
  • Text source (only read from these texts!):

    I will provide PL and MC with a link to a folder of downloaded PDF's from Chicago Tribune original pages.

    as a back-up, the articles are also available (with editor's changes) here:

    Aix-les-Bains https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1891-11-08/ed-1/seq-21/
    Bayreuth https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1891-12-06/ed-1/seq-21/
    Playing the Courier https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-01-03/ed-1/seq-17/
    Austrian Health Factory https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-02-07/ed-1/seq-19/
    Cradle of Liberty https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-03-13/ed-1/seq-18/
    Chicago of Europe https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-04-03/ed-1/seq-24/
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Post by johng » October 12th, 2019, 12:56 pm

I will be trying, in the next few days, to find an actual original source for these articles.
The ones printed in the Chicago Tribune are all hiding behind a fee for access!

There MUST be some free sources for these old articles.

Of course, Barbara Schmidt's use of them, as public domain material, SHOULD be adequate proof of their being in the public domain....to say nothing of the actual DATE of original publication being 1891-1892.

Will Librivox accept the letters as being in the public domain???
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Post by johng » October 15th, 2019, 12:06 pm

actual source: Chicago Tribune 1891-1892.

I have downloaded PDF's of all the Chicago Tribune articles and will provide them to the PL and MC, but for the ease of proof listening, the PL should read from the Twainquotes material.

I plan to read from the actual newspaper article PDF's.

If there are typos or errors found, as a service to Barbara Schmidt, we can let her know.
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Post by KevinS » October 15th, 2019, 1:54 pm

johng wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 12:06 pm
actual source: Chicago Tribune 1891-1892.

I have downloaded PDF's of all the Chicago Tribune articles and will provide them to the PL and MC, but for the ease of proof listening, the PL should read from the Twainquotes material.

I plan to read from the actual newspaper article PDF's.

If there are typos or errors found, as a service to Barbara Schmidt, we can let her know.
At least two of the 'letters' can be found here, a 1923 publication: https://books.google.com/books?id=TavkgKBKVXEC&dq
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Post by KevinS » October 15th, 2019, 1:59 pm

Here's 'St. Wagner.' https://archive.org/details/cu31924021152321/page/n13


Half way there.

EDIT: 'Cradle of Liberty' is there, too!
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Post by KevinS » October 15th, 2019, 2:05 pm

7 Dec: I have lost my voice. (Can you believe it?!) I'll still be PLing, however, so lay it on.

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Post by KevinS » October 15th, 2019, 2:07 pm

7 Dec: I have lost my voice. (Can you believe it?!) I'll still be PLing, however, so lay it on.

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Post by johng » October 15th, 2019, 2:09 pm

KevinS wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 2:05 pm
"Courier' is here: https://books.google.com/books?id=U6ICAAAAYAAJ&dq
Thanks Kevin,
I know I've recorded at least one or two of the articles...
and thanks for the extra sources.
With the original articles in hand, the project team can choose which source is easier to follow.
Thanks again!!!
:-)
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Post by KevinS » October 15th, 2019, 2:12 pm

You're welcome! My pleasure.
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Post by RobMarland » October 16th, 2019, 1:44 am

Hi John,

The articles were all published simultaneously in The Sun (New York), which is publicly accessible on Chronicling America. Here are the links in case you prefer these for the etext links. I've not checked if the content is identical to the Chicago Herald.

Aix-le-Bain https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1891-11-08/ed-1/seq-21/
Bayreuth https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1891-12-06/ed-1/seq-21/
Playing the Courier https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-01-03/ed-1/seq-17/
Austrian Health Factory https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-02-07/ed-1/seq-19/
Cradle of Liberty https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-03-13/ed-1/seq-18/
Chicago of Europe https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-04-03/ed-1/seq-24/
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Post by johng » October 16th, 2019, 7:29 am

With the small, editorial differences between the TwainQuotes.com material and the (New York) Sun version...
I'm wondering which one to record.
My instinct is to go with the Sun's versions...
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Post by johng » October 16th, 2019, 7:45 am

RobMarland wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 1:44 am
Hi John,

The articles were all published simultaneously in The Sun (New York), which is publicly accessible on Chronicling America. Here are the links in case you prefer these for the etext links. I've not checked if the content is identical to the Chicago Herald.

Aix-le-Bain https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1891-11-08/ed-1/seq-21/
Bayreuth https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1891-12-06/ed-1/seq-21/
Playing the Courier https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-01-03/ed-1/seq-17/
Austrian Health Factory https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-02-07/ed-1/seq-19/
Cradle of Liberty https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-03-13/ed-1/seq-18/
Chicago of Europe https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1892-04-03/ed-1/seq-24/
This is phenomenal!
Thanks SOO MUCH, Rob!!!
👍😀
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Post by RobMarland » October 16th, 2019, 8:38 am

johng wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 7:45 am
This is phenomenal!
Thanks SOO MUCH, Rob!!!
👍😀
No worries, John. I’m planning a similar collection of Oscar Wilde interviews, so I am never off the Chronicling America site!
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Post by KevinS » October 16th, 2019, 8:45 am

johng wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 7:29 am
With the small, editorial differences between the TwainQuotes.com material and the (New York) Sun version...
I'm wondering which one to record.
My instinct is to go with the Sun's versions...
You have good instincts.
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Post by TriciaG » October 20th, 2019, 1:40 pm

We've been holding off on picking this up because one of the MCs expressed the intention of setting it up for you. Since they haven't done so, I'll jump in because I know you want to get this going.

The source is OK, but we're not sure about the introduction. We can't use a copyrighted intro even with permission. Could you take her info and reword it so that it's your own?

EDIT: Oh, you meant to record the introduction? No, can't do that. It isn't an out-of-copyright, published work.
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