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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 collection of Mark Twain travel letters was compiled by Barbara Schmidt for her Web Site, TwainQuotes.com (http://www.twainquotes.com/). The introduction (edited with her permission) comes from her presentation of the letters at http://www.twainquotes.com/Travel1891/Travel1891index.html : "In June 1891 Mark Twain and his family departed from Hartford, Connecticut for an extended stay in Europe. According to his biographer Albert Bigelow Paine, Twain was offered a thousand dollars apiece for six travel letters from Europe by the McClure syndicate and W. M. Laffan of the New York Sun newspaper. (Mark Twain's Letters, vol. 2, p. 547). These six travel letters appeared in several other newspapers in addition to the Sun and included the Boston Globe, Chicago Daily Tribune, Atlanta Daily Constitution and perhaps others. Twain's letters are filled with the same types of irreverent observations which characterized his earlier travel books of The Innocents Abroad and A Tramp Abroad." ( Barbara Schmidt and John Greenman)
  • Text source (only read from these texts!):

    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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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Project Code: 2cfTuT8N
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Mark Twain) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 7
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    • Original publication date (if known): 1891-1892
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography; *Non-fiction/Humor; *Non-fiction/History ; *Non-fiction/Political Science

    Keywords that describe the book: humor, travel, mark twain, Samuel Clemens

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Last edited by johng on October 16th, 2019, 7:33 am, edited 7 times in total.
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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 » Yesterday, 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 » Yesterday, 1:54 pm

johng wrote:
Yesterday, 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 » Yesterday, 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 » Yesterday, 2:05 pm

E agora, José?

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Post by KevinS » Yesterday, 2:07 pm

E agora, José?

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Post by johng » Yesterday, 2:09 pm

KevinS wrote:
Yesterday, 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 » Yesterday, 2:12 pm

You're welcome! My pleasure.
E agora, José?

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Post by RobMarland » Today, 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 » Today, 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 » Today, 7:45 am

RobMarland wrote:
Today, 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 » Today, 8:38 am

johng wrote:
Today, 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 » Today, 8:45 am

johng wrote:
Today, 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.
E agora, José?

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