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[Original Autograph Letter, Signed ("Father"), to His Daughter, Jean Clemens] by  Samuel L Clemens - 1908 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT67707)

[Original Autograph Letter, Signed ("Father"), to His Daughter, Jean Clemens]

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[Original Autograph Letter, Signed ("Father"), to His Daughter, Jean Clemens]

by Clemens, Samuel L

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Redding, CT, 1908. Two pages, in ink, on two panels of a folded small octavo sheet of letterhead. Ca 125 words. Folded for mailing, else very good, with envelope. A somewhat dispirited and loving letter from Clemens to his youngest daughter, Jean (1880 - 1909), then at Eastern Point in Gloucester, Mass, during one of the extended separations from her family due to her need for special care for her epilepsy: "I am disappointed, distressed, & low-spirited, for that dream of yours & mine has come to nothing. That house turns out to be a poor trifling thing, like the rest of the ancient farm houses in this region, it has no room in it ... Miss Lyon thinks she told me all about it earlier, but I suppose it went out of my worn-out head, as everything does. I am so sorry. I wish I could situate you exactly to your liking, dear child, how gladly I would do it. And I wish I could take your malady & rid you of it for always. I wish your mother were here; she could help us ... I love you dear, dear, dearly, & I am so sorry, so sorry. What can I do? Father."

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WRCLIT67707
Title
[Original Autograph Letter, Signed ("Father"), to His Daughter, Jean Clemens]
Author
Clemens, Samuel L
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Place of Publication
Redding, CT
Date Published
1908
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Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.

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