Download e-book for iPad: Mark Twain's correspondence with Henry Huttleston Rogers, by Mark Twain, Lewis Leary

By Mark Twain, Lewis Leary

ISBN-10: 0520014677

ISBN-13: 9780520014671

ISBN-10: 0520905067

ISBN-13: 9780520905061

This number of correspondence among Clemens and Rogers can be considered a continuation of Mark Twain's Letters to His Publishers, 1867-1894, edited by means of Hamlin Hill. It completes the tale all started there of Samuel Clemens's enterprise affairs, specially insofar as they problem dealings with publishers; and it records Clemens's growth from financial ruin, with the Paige typesetter and Webster & corporation, to renewed prosperity lower than the regular, skillful hand of H. H. Rogers. 
But Clemens’s correspondence with Rogers unearths greater than a enterprise dating. It illuminates a friendship which Clemens got here to price mainly others, and it indicates a profound swap in his styles of residing. He who in the course of the Hartford years were a faithful relations guy, content material with a discrete circle of intimates, now turned back (as he were throughout the Nevada and California years) a guy between wearing males, having fun with prizefights billiard fits in public, and—in private—long days of poker, gruff jest, and stable Scotch whisky aboard Rogers’s extraordinary yacht.

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250 75 50 200 20 355 25,000. 7,500. 5,000. 20,000. 2,000. 35,500. 32,417 17,583 3,241,700. 1,758,300. 50,000 5,000,000. Not to be issued at present. Not to be issued at present. Issued March 6th. Contingent upon Mr. Rogers' advances. 69 out of the proposed $150,000 advance, so he never received all of his 7,417 shares (Urban H. Broughton to KIH, 13 May 1901, CWB). Similarly, Clemens finally received only part of his 2,250 shares since 750 were contingent on Rogers's advances. December 1893-Fehruary 1895 38 11.

But that, like everything else, had to wait on Rogers (SLC to OLC, 20 July 1894). Mrs. Clemens thought Rogers was perhaps too forceful in his December 1893-February 1895 25 control of business affairs. She worried about the Webster creditors: We want to treat them all not only honestly but we want to help them in every possible way. It is money honestly owed and I cannot quite understand the tone which both you and Mr Rogers seem to take—in fact I cannot understand it at all. You say Mr Rogers has said some caustic and telling things to the creditors.

Rogers now began his sixteen years of involvement in Clemens's affairs. Rogers arranged for his son-in-law, William Evarts Benjamin, to buy the Library of American Literature from Charles L. Webster & Company for $50,000. "This," said Hall, "will insure our safety for several months to come" (Fred J. Hall to SLC, 18 October 1893). Clemens reported to his wife: "I have got the best and wisest man of the whole Standard Oil group—a multi-millionaire—a good deal interested in looking into the type-setter" (MTB, pp.

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