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SPECIAL FEATURE
SELECTED MARK TWAIN INTERVIEWS

For a complete list of all known interviews see the Comprehensive Publication List of Known Interviews.

October 2, 1871 - Titusville Morning Herald, "Mark Twain Takes Out a Patent - Why He Did It"
April 12, 1878
- The New York Times, "The Start for Germany"
September 3, 1879 - The New York Times, "Mark Twain Home Again"
March 29, 1882 - Wheeling (WVA) Register, "Twain Interviews Himself"
1883 - Rollingpin's Humorous Illustrated Annual, "A Day with Mark Twain" (interview by John Henton Carter) - illustrated
June 10, 1883 - The New York Times, "Mr. Mark Twain Excited on Seeing the Name of Capt. C. C. Duncan in Print"
December 11, 1884 - Salt Lake City Weekly Tribune, "Mark Twain Interviewers / He Considers Them the Literary Sullivans of the Age"
December 17, 1884 - The Detroit Post, "Twain - Cable; The Popular Humorists On and Off the Platform"
March 10, 1885 - Hartford Daily Courant, "Grant's War Reminiscences"
February 26, 1886 - Bismarck Daily Tribune, "'Gath's' Chat with Mark Twain"
July 9, 1886 - Chicago Tribune, "Amusing the Children"
June 25, 1887 - Kansas City Star, "The Publisher of Grant's Book" (a rare interview with Charles L. Webster)
March 26, 1888 - New Haven Evening Register - untitled news item
April 17, 1888 - New Haven Evening Register, "Was Hawley a Figure-Head?"
May 30, 1888 - Hartford Daily Courant, "Sheridan's Memoirs"
June 4, 1889 - Harrisburg (PA) Daily Patriot, "Mark Twain Smoked Out" - (interview by William A. Crofutt) - illustrated
July 11, 1889 - Topeka Weekly Capital, "Literary Gossip"
December 10, 1889 - The New York Times, "Mark Twain and His Book; The Humorist on the Copyright Question"
February 1892 - The Idler, "Mark Twain, A Conglomerate Interview Personally Conducted by Luke Sharp" (with candid photos)
May 19, 1895 - Chicago Sunday Inter Ocean, "Mark Twain Returns / While in Paris He Did Not Meet Paul Bourget"
May 20, 1895 - Boston Daily Globe, "It Pays to Kick"
July 2, 1895 - Dallas Morning News, "Mark Twain Interviewed" on the topic of fingerprints. Reprinted from Elmira Advertiser.
July 14, 1895 - Columbus Daily Enquirer, "Picture of Mark Twain"
July 15, 1895 - Kansas City Star, "Mark Twain 'Roughing It'"
August 17, 1895 - The New York Times, "Mark Twain's Plan of Settlement"
January 4, 1896 - Sydney Bulletin, "With Mark Twain"
May 18, 1896 - Johannesburg Times, "Mark Twain on the Rand"
August 1, 1896 - Chicago Daily Tribune, "Twain Likes the Vaal"
January 29, 1898 - Black and White, "Mark Twain"
June 11, 1899 - The New York Times, "Twain's Farewell to Vienna"
October 6, 1900 - London Daily Mail, "Mark Twain Goes Home"
October 16, 1900 - The New York Times, "Mark Twain Home Again"
October 21, 1900 - New York World, "My Impressions of America" (illustrated interview by Kate Carew)
October 26, 1900 - Hartford Daily Courant, "What Mark Twain Said; His Grief at Mr. Warner's Death"
November 23, 1900 - The New York Times, "Mark Twain is Avenged; One False "Cabby" Learns the Power of His Wrath"
January 20, 1901 - The New York Times, "Mark Twain on Hazing"
March 14, 1901 - The New York Times, "Mark Twain a Witness; Summoned in Rudyard Kipling's Suit"
October 11, 1901 - The New York Times, "Burglaries Alarm Riverdale Residents"
March 8, 1902 - Manitoba Morning Free Press, Winnipeg, "Mark Twain As A Domestic Animal" (with illustrations by R. H. Montgomery)
May 6, 1902 - New York Evening World, "Bret Harte, American Author Dies Suddenly / Mark Twain Tells of California Days"
June 6, 1902 - Chicago Daily Tribune, "Twain's Vow of Silence" (comments on Russia)
June 7, 1902 - St. Louis Globe Democrat, "Eugene Field Tablet" (with photo)
October 22, 1902 - New York Evening World, "Harlem Flat for Mr. Twain"

August 30, 1903 - New York Herald, "Mark Twain Able Yachtsman on Why Lipton Failed to Lift the Cup" (illustrated)
September 17, 1903 - Washington Times, "Twain Would Ride with Monk's Ghost"
October 25, 1903 - The New York Times, "Comments on Aristophanes, Rabelais, Dowie, and Mrs. Eddy"
March 30, 1904 - Sketch, "Mark Twain on Copyright" (with photo; as reprinted in Harper's Weekly)
April 10, 1904 - The New York Times, "Mark Twain to Reform the Language of Italy"
June 1904 - The Critic, "Mark Twain from an Italian Point of View" (with photos)
April 9, 1905 - The New York Times, "A Talk with Mark Twain's Cat; the Owner being Invisible" (an unsigned article by Zoe Anderson Norris)
November 6, 1905 - Boston Globe, "In Genial Mood" - statements on Russia and King Leopold's Congo
November 13, 1905 - Los Angeles Times, "Mark Twain Talks on Graft"
November 27, 1905 - Washington Times, "America's Greatest Humorist and his Thanksgiving Message"
January 30, 1906 - The New York Times, "Views of Mark Twain on Being in Congress"
February 28, 1906 - Hartford Daily Courant, "Mark Twain Pays Tribute to Servant" (Patrick McAleer)
May 1906 - Motor, "Mark Twain As a Motorist"
April 15, 1906 - The New York Times, Mark Twain comments on Maxim Gorky scandal
April 15, 1906 - The Washington Post, Mark Twain offers additional comments on the Maxim Gorky scandal
April 20, 1906 - The New York Times, "Mark Twain Appeals for the Smitten City" (San Francisco earthquake)
November 26, 1906 - The New York Times, "A Humorist's Confession" (interview by A. E. Thomas)
December 8, 1906 - The New York Times, "Mark Twain in White Amuses Congressmen"
December 8, 1906 - Chicago Daily Tribune, "Mark Twain in New Joke"
December 12, 1906 - The New York Times, "Twain's Plan to Beat the Copyright Law"
December 12, 1906 - The Washington Post, "Heard at the Capitol"
December 23, 1906 - The New York Times, "Twain and the Telephone"
January 1, 1907 - The New York Times, "Twain and Twin Cheer New Year's Party"
February 2, 1907 - Philadelphia Inquirer, "Twain Will Not Help Bret Harte's Child"
February 24, 1907 - The New York Times, - tribute to Longfellow
March 3, 1907 - Washington Post, - Mark Twain's Exclusive Publisher Tells What the Humorist is Paid (interview with Col. George Harvey)
April 25, 1907 - Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch - "Mark Twain Here with H. H. Rogers" - comments on the speed of sound
April 27, 1907 - Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch - "Easy Mark"
May 1, 1907 - Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch - "Marooned Mark Twain"
May 5, 1907 - The New York Times - Twain dispels report he has been drowned at sea
May 11, 1907 - Chicago Daily Tribune - Diet Sharpens Twain's Wit - Mark Twain at Annapolis
May 12, 1907 - The New York Times - "Might Mark Twain Overawes Marines"
June 9, 1907 - The New York Times - "Mark Twain Sails for Oxford Honors"
June 19, 1907 - The New York Times - "Shaw Meets Twain and Explains Him"
June 23, 1907 - The New York Times - "Twain Amuses King and Queen"
June 24, 1907 - The New York Times - "His Hat On Before King"
June 30, 1907 - The New York Times - "Mark Twain's Experiences in the Hands of British Interviewers"
June 30, 1907 - The New York Times - "Mark Twain Living Up to His Degree"
July 2, 1907 - Chicago Daily Tribune, "Mark Twain in Crusade to Trim Ocean Postage"
July 13, 1907 - The New York Times - "Twain Postpones Funeral"
July 23, 1907 - The New York Times - "Mark Twain Home in Good Humor"
January 1908 - "Mark Twain on Three Weeks" by Elinor Glyn
February 23, 1908 - The New York Times - Twain sails for Bermuda with Henry Rogers
April 14, 1908 - The New York Times - "Twain and Rogers Back from Bermuda"
September 27, 1908 - New York American - Twain Says He Told Her "Book a Mistake" (regarding Elinor Glyn)
April 2, 1909 - Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch - "Owner of Virginian in Excellent Health"
August 3, 1909 - Boston Daily Globe - "Down to Four Smokes a Day"
October 7, 1909 - The New York Times - "Miss Clemens Weds Mr. Gabrilowitsch"
December 21, 1909 - The New York Times - "Mark Twain Done with Work"
December 21, 1909 - Chicago Daily Tribune, "Mark Twain Comes Home Ill"

Five spurious interviews which first ran in the New York Sun and were later reprinted in other newspapers:

"Mark Twain / An Extract from a Private Letter to a Gentleman of This City"
NEW YORK SUN, 22 Oct 1876, p. 4.
Reprinted in the NEW ORLEANS TIMES, 2 Nov 1876, p. 3.

"Mark Twain's Enterprise / The Celebrated Humorist Takes Editorial Charge of the Hartford COURANT"
NEW YORK SUN, 7 Jan 1878, p. 2.

"Not Quite an Editor / The Story of Mark Twain's Connection with the HARTFORD COURANT"
NEW YORK SUN, 26 Jan 1878, p. 2.
Reprinted in BURLINGTON (Iowa) HAWKEYE, February 7, 1878, p. 1.

"The Living Obelisk"
NEW YORK SUN, 28 Dec 1880, p. [2].
Reprinted the same date in NEW HAVEN EVENING REGISTER, 28 Dec 1880

"The Lookout of the World / Mark Twain's Preparations for a Possible Encounter with a Comet"
NEW YORK SUN, 28 Jun 1881, p. [2].
Reprinted in WASHINGTON POST, 30 June 1881, p. 3

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