Special Feature

Samuel L. Clemens' Mississippi Steamboat Career

With graphics from the collection of Dave Thomson

Steamboat painting

Index | Intro | Cub Pilot | Licensed Pilot | River Tour 1882 | 1902 Farewell | Steamboat Men | Glossary


Branch, Edgar Marquess. "A Proposed Calendar of Samuel Clemens's Steamboats, 15 April 1857 to 8 May 1861, with Commentary." Mark Twain Journal (Fall, 1986): 2-27.

Branch, Edgar Marquess. "A New Clemens Footprint: Soleather Steps Forward." American Literature (Dec., 1982): 497-510.

Branch, Edgar Marquess. "Bixby vs. Carroll: New Light on Sam Clemens's Early River Career." Mark Twain Journal (Fall, 1992): 2-22.

Branch, Edgar Marquess. Men Call Me Lucky. Miami University, 1985.

Branch, Edgar Marquess. "Sam Clemens, Steersman on the John H. Dickey." American Literary Realism (Autumn, 1982): 195-208.

Ewing, Raymond P. Mark Twain's Steamboat Years. Cave Hollow Steamboat Landing, 1981.

Huber, Leonard. Advertisements of Lower Mississippi River Steamboats 1812-1920. Steamship Historical Society of America, 1959.

Kruse, Horst. "Mark Twain's Nom de Plume; Some Mysteries Resolved." Mark Twain Journal (Spring 1992).

Loges, Max. "Horace Ezra Bixby: The Life and Times of a Frontier River Pilot." Mark Twain Journal (Spring 1998).

The Love Letters of Mark Twain. Edited by Dixon Wecter. Harper & Brothers, 1949.

Marleau, Michael. " 'The Crash of Timbers Continued--The Deck Swayed under Me'--Samuel L. Clemens, Eyewitness to the Race and Collision between the Pennsylvania and Vicksburg." Mark Twain Journal (Spring 1990).

Mattson, J. Stanley. "Twain's Last Months on the Mississippi." Missouri Historical Review (Summer 1968).

Mark Twain's Letters, Volume 1, 1853-1866. Edited by Edgar Marquess Branch, Michael Frank, and Kenneth M. Sanderson. University of California Press, 1988.

Mark Twain's Notebooks & Journals, Vol. II, 1877-1883. Edited by Frederick Anderson, Lin Salamo and Bernard Stein. University of California Press, 1975.

Rasmussen, R. Kent. Mark Twain A to Z. Oxford University Press, 1996.

Sorrentino, Paul. "Mark Twain's 1902 Trip to Missouri: A Rexamination, A Chronology, and an Annotated Bibliography." Mark Twain Journal (Spring 2000).

Way, Frederick, Jr. Way's Packet Directory 1848-1994 :
Passenger Steamboats of the Mississippi River System Since the Advent of Photography in Mid-Continent America.
Ohio University Press, 1995.

Wheeler, Mary. Steamboatin' Days - Folks Songs of the River Packet Era. Louisiana State University Press, 1944.

Further Recommendations

Life on Mississippi
from amazon.com

Way's Packet Directory
Way's Packet Directory

Steamboats on Western Rivers
Steamboats on the
Western Rivers

Historic Photographs book
The Mississippi Steam Boat Era in Historic Photographs

Steeeamboat Acomin'
Recommended juvenile reader
Steeeeamboat A-Comin'!

The Western River Steamboat

Audio CD - Alan Lomax's
Deep River of Song

Currents of Change: Art and Life Along the Mississippi, 1850-1861

See the related
Currents of Change
Museum Exhibition

Quotations | Newspaper Articles | Special Features | Links | Search