Mark Twain Papers project acquires historic letter at auction

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Bancroft Library is home to the office of Robert Hirst, a significant contributor to the Mark Twain Papers project, which seeks to archive all of Twain’s private papers. A five-page letter, a significant addition to the project, is the earliest known letter written by Twain to somebody outside his family.

This month, thanks to financial backing from donors, the Mark Twain Papers project acquired a letter at auction that bears a unique historical significance.
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