Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of portraits, pictorial works, manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence from, to, and about the author, a diary for 1885, a notebook for 1895, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts and typescripts include drafts and manuscripts of novels, short stories, poems, articles and essays, and lectures. The correspondence includes letters and telegrams, dating from 1867 to 1909, from the author to Sylvester Baxter, Elisha Bliss, Frank Bliss, Andrew Carnegie, Andrew Chatto, Chatto & Windus, his wife Olivia, his brother Orion Clemens, Frederick Duneka, Franklin Fuller, Fred J. Hall, William Dean Howells, Isabel Lyon, James R. Osgood, the Rev. Edwin P. Parker, James B. Pond, James Redpath, Henry Huddleston Rogers, Theodore Roosevelt, Percy Spalding, A. R. Spofford, Bram Stoker, Charlotte Teller, Irving S. Underhill, and to others. There are also a number of copies of letters in Isabel Lyon's hand. The correspondence also includes letters relating to the author, dating from 1862 to 1935, between various correspondents including N. M. Butler, Sir Hugh Walpole, Moncure Daniel Conway, Andrew Chatto, W. D. Howells, Frederick Duneka, Merle Johnson, J. N. Larned, Isabel Lyon, W. T. H. Howe, E. W. Nye, A. B. Paine, G. H. Putnam, F. N. Doubleday, Major James Burton Pond, Romaine W. Seaver, Thomas E. Sherman, P. T. Sherman, Bram Stoker, and others. Also present are letters to Clemens from Thomas Bailey Aldrich, William Dean Howells, Henry H. Rogers, and others.
The Samuel Langhorne Clemens collection of papers is arranged in four series: