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M-361: Mark Twain Bill of Payment

Repository: St. Louis Mercantile Library Special Collections

Title: M-361: Mark Twain Bill of Payment

Date: 1869-11-23

Extent: 1 letter

Location note: Vertical Files.

Language: English

Abstract: The Mark Twain Bill of Payment collection consists of the first bill of payment that Mark Twain received for "The Innocents Abroad" on November 23, 1869 for $2,755.91.

Scope and Content note: The Mark Twain Bill of Payment collection consists of the first bill of payment that Mark Twain received for "The Innocents Abroad." The check is dated November 23, 1869 and is for $2,755.91. The check is made out to Samuel L. Clemens instead of his pen name, Mark Twain. Twain signed the check over to John De La Fletcher Slee, who was a sales manager for Jervis Langdon's coal firm and a good friend of Twain's. Slee cashed the check in Buffalo, New York where he resided.

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Conditions Governing Access note: This collection is open for research. Due to the rare and fragile nature of this resource, access to the collection’s materials must be reviewed by library staff. Please contact the Library at 314-516-7247 for more information.

Conditions Governing Use note: Due to the rare and fragile nature of this resource, reproduction of the collection’s materials must be reviewed by library staff. Please contact the Library at 314-516-7247 for more information.

Copyright Information: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Fee Services: Fees associated with staff research time, cost recovery in reproductions processing time and materials, and licensing may apply.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UM - St. Louis."


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