Home | Quotations | Newspaper Articles | Special Features | Links | Search


In 1868 Mark Twain reminiscedand wrote about his journalism career in Nevada with the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise:

"To find a petrified man, or break a stranger's leg, or cave an imaginary mine, or discover some dead Indians in a Gold Hill tunnel, or massacre a family at Dutch Nick's, were feats and calamities that we never hesitated about devising when the public needed matters of thrilling interest for breakfast. The seemingly tranquil ENTERPRISE office was a ghastly factory of slaughter, mutilation and general destruction in those days."
- Mark Twain's Letters from Washington, Number IX, Territorial Enterprise, March 7, 1868

Today very few copies of the Territorial Enterprise from Mark Twain's days exist. Much of Twain's writing for the Enterprise survives only as undated clippings from his personal scrapbooks or as reprints from contemporary newspapers of his time.

~~~~~

An intriguing item published in the Dallas Morning News on November 17, 1907 offers hope that additional copies of the Enterprise may yet be found.

THE MAKING OF A JOURNALIST

Henry H. Ashton, a Virginia City capitalist, has in his library richly bound in crushed Levant, those early volumes of the Virginia City Enterprise, to which Mark Twain contributed.

The faded pages contain innumerable specimens of the famous writer's quaint humor. Mr. Ashton often points out the first paragraph that Mark Twain wrote on his arrival in Virginia City. The paragraph runs:

"A thunderstorm made Beranger a poet, a mother's kiss made Benjamin West a painter and a salary of $15 a week makes us a journalist."
- Dallas Morning News, November 17, 1907, p. 4. (I am indebted to Michael Marleau for bringing this item to my attention.)

Thus far Henry H. Ashton has not been furhter identified.

~~~~~

In many cases only fragments Mark Twain's original contribution are all that can be found. This collection, therefore, should not be considered as a comprehensive list. Researchers who have located other articles or articles that have been reprinted in other contemporary newspapers of the time are invited to contact me. Items which are known to have existed but for which no text is found are indicated in red.

The dates given for many of the works in this collection are a range of days during which the work was most likely published.

* Items designated with * indicate preponderence of evidence, but not conclusive evidence, for Twain's authorship.

+ Items designated with + indicate items possibly written by Mark Twain. No further evidence of his authorship has yet been established.


Feb - July 1862 - "Josh" Letters including story of an old horse; Chief Justice George Turner's oratory; burlesque Fourth of July
Feb - Aug. 1862 - Description of mining claims
+May 1 - 8, 1862 - WHO ARE YANKEES?
+May 18, 1862 - HOW TO PROSPECT A MINE!
+May - June, 1862 - WASHOE PETS
July 20, 1862 - Correspondence from Esmeralda - Descripton of mining claims (Recovered by Michael Marleau; publication pending.)
September 16, 1862 - ANOTHER INNOCENT MAN KILLED.
*September 16, 1862 - MORE OF THE WASHOE GUERRILLAS [original title not available]
+September 1862 - Mexican Independence Day [original title not available]
+September 1862 - Mexican Jollification [original title not available]
October 1, 1862 - LOCAL COLUMN - A Gale; Indian Troubles
October 2 - 6, 1862 - LOCAL COLUMN - Translated; Attention Again!; some portions not recovered
October 4, 1862 - PETRIFIED MAN
October 13-16 - title not available - story on William Young of Long Valley
October 1862 - THE SPANISH MINE
November 1 - 7, 1862 -LOCAL COLUMN - Silver Bricks; Building Lots
*November 1, 1862 - Adventures of a Secesh Party on the Plains
November 1-10, 1862 - LOCAL COLUMN - Petrified Man
+November 1862 - Report on second session of Nevada Legislature [original title not available]

December 1862 - LETTER FROM CARSON CITY [dated Dec. 5] - re: Alford vs. Dewing; Internal Improvements; Williams Map
December 1862 - LETTER FROM CARSON CITY [dated Dec. 12] - re: Turnips; Pork; Candy-pull; Eagle Fire Company
*December 1862 - THE NEGRO "ARCHY"
*December 13 - 17, 1862 - THE BLADDER MANIA [fragment only; recovered by Michael Marleau]
December 13-19, 1862 - THE PAH-UTES
December 1862 - A BIG THING IN WASHOE [dated Dec. 23]
December 28, 1862 - THE ILLUSTRIOUS DEPARTED
December 30-31, 1862 - LOCAL COLUMN - Our Stock Remarks; Board of Education; Blown Down; At Home; The School; Sad Accident; Thrilling Romance; Fire Almost; Private Party
1862 - 1863 - title not available - story on Sink of the Carson guerrillas
January 1, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - More Ghosts
January 1, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - New Year's Day
January 4, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - re. Storey Ball; Election; Public School; New Year's Extension; Supreme Court; Ball in Carson; Mass; Firemen's Meeting; Recorder's Court
January 6, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - Free Fight; Humbolt stocks; Jno. D. Kinney; Milstead; Board of Education.
January 8, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - Unfortunate Thief
January 1 - 9, 1863 - Sulphur Deposit
January 10, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - The Sanitary Ball, Due Notice; New Court House; Music
January 11-21, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - High Price of Pork
January 22-28, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - Territorial Sweets
February, 1863 - THE SPANISH [Mine]
February 3, 1863 - LETTER FROM CARSON - re: Joe Goodman; party at Gov. Johnson's; music; first article signed "Mark Twain"
February 5, 1863 - LETTER FROM CARSON - re: The Unreliable; Sturtevant & Curry wedding; murder case; mining companies
February 8, 1863 - LETTER FROM CARSON -re: Wayman & Ormsby wedding; the Unreliable; music
February 19, 1863 - YE SENTIMENTAL LAW STUDENT
February 19, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - some portions not recovered; La Plata Ore Company; China Trial; Concert
February 17-22, 1863 - SILVER BARS - HOW ASSAYED
February 25, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - The Unreliable; Many Citizens; Small Pox; School-House; Trial To-Day; District Court; Suicide; Telegraphic
February 26, 1863 - REPORTORIAL [mock obituary for Unreliable]; original item not fully recovered
February 17-26, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - Apologetic [to Willliam Smiley]
March 3, 1863 - LETTER FROM CARSON CITY- A Sunday in Carson - original item not fully recovered
March 4, 1863 - CITY MARSHALL PERRY
March 7, 1863 - CHAMPAGNE WITH THE BOARD OF BROKERS
March 1-12, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - Calico Skirmish
*March 14, 1863 - THE CAMELS - original item not fully recovered
*March 17, 1863 - THE CALIFORNIA-NEVADA BOUNDARY QUESTION
*March 20, 1863 - MINERAL DISCOVERIES IN THE HONEY LAKE REGION; Susanville - original item not fully recovered
*March 31, 1863 - Capt. Alpheus Smith - original item not fully recovered
March-April, 1863 - EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS
April 1863 - Dangers of Advertising - original item not fully recovered
April 3, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - A Distinguished Visitor - Clara Kopka; The Lois Ann mine; Island Mill; Gould & Curry; Minstrels
*April 5, 1863 - article mentioning attorney William M. Stewart (see quote from this item)
April 12, 1863 - ADVICE TO THE UNRELIABLE ON CHURCH-GOING - original item not fully recovered
April 16-18, 1863 - HORRIBLE AFFAIR - Indians die in cave
April 19-30, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - Electric Mill Machinery
*April - May 1863 - For Lager
May 19-21, 1863 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [from San Francisco dated May 16] - re: The Unreliable; music concert; Davenport & Spangler wedding; mining stock; weather
June 21-24, 1863 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [from San Francisco dated June 19] - All About Fashions
*June - July 1863 - Bullion; Decidedly Rich
*July 1863 - Gymnasium
*July 1863 - Interior of the Ophir Mine

*July - August 1863 - Report on Bullion Production
August 2, 1863 - A DUEL PREVENTED
August 4, 1863 - AN APOLOGY REPUDIATED - original item not fully recovered
August 19, 1863 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [from Steamboat Springs dated Aug. 18] - re: Jack Perry; ; Lake Bigler; Judge Mott
August 25, 1863 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [from Steamboat Springs dated Aug. 23] - The Springs; The Hotel; The Hospital; The Baths; The "Wake-Up-Jake"; Good-bye
August 27, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - Ye Bulletin Cyphereth
September 2, 1863 - The Billiard Table [referenced in Virginia Evening Bulletin, September 2, 1863]
September 4-5, 1863 - BIGLER VS. TAHOE
September, 1863 - Literary Manifesto of Mark Twain & DeQuille - original item not recovered
September 17, 1863 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [from San Francisco dated Sept. 13] - Over the Mountains; Mr. Billet Is Complimented by a Stranger; The Mencken - Written Especially for Gentlemen
October 1863 - [Letter from Carson City dated Oct. 19] FIRST ANNUAL FAIR OF WASHOE AGRICULTURAL, MINING AND MECHANICAL SOCIETY
October 1863 - Time for Her to Come Home
October 28, 1863 - A BLOODY MASSACRE NEAR CARSON
October 29, 1863 - I TAKE IT ALL BACK - complete text not recovered
November 1863 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [from Carson City dated Nov. 7] re: political convention
November 1863 - Still Harping - summary only
November 1863 - Lives of the Liars or Joking Justified
- summary only
November 17, 1863 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [from Carson City dated Nov. 15] - Another Bloody Massacre
November 1863 - Review of "Ingomar the Barbarian"
November, 1863 - Artemus Ward - Wild Humorist of the Plains
*November 29, 1863 - The Anticipated Programme of Nevada on the State Admission Question
December 1-3, 1863 - A TIDE OF ELOQUENCE - complete text not recovered
December 1863 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [from Carson City dated Dec. 5] - Church in Carson; Questions of Privilege; Mr. Sterns' speech
December 1863 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [from Carson City dated Dec. 12] - Logan Hotel; No More Mines; State Printer; School Fund; Hank Monk; "The Old Pah-Utah," Carson City; Final Report
December 1863 - [from Carson City dated Dec. 13] NEVADA STATE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION; THIRD HOUSE
December 25-27, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - A Christmas Gift
December 1863 - Review of Artemus Ward's Lecture
December 29, 1863 - LOCAL COLUMN - Christmas Presents
December 30, 1863 - THE BOLTERS IN CONVENTION
December 30, 1863 - A GORGEOUS SWINDLE
1863 or 1864 - Clergymen of the area - complete text not recovered
Late 1863-Early 1864 - CHINATOWN
January 1864 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [dated Jan. 10] - Politics; Baggage; Young Gillespie; Legislature; House Warming; Warren Engine Co.; Religious; Squaires Trial; Marsh Children; Artemus
January 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Jan. 12] - House of Representatives
January 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Jan. 13] - Legislative Proceedings
January 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Jan. 14] - House - Third Day; Resolutions
January 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Jan. 15] - House - Fourth Day
January 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Jan. 20] - House - Ninth Day
January 19-20 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN - Miss Clapp's School
January 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Jan. 21] - House - Tenth Day
January 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Jan. 27] - House - Sixteenth Day; General Orders
January 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Jan. 28] - House - Seventeenth Day
Nov. 1863-Feb. 1864 - LETTER FROM DAYTON - Traveling with Adolf Sutro - original printing with date not recovered
February 1864 - Satirical account of William Stewart's party
February 9, 1864 - LETTER FROM CARSON CITY - Concerning Notaries
February 12, 1864 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [dated Feb. 5] - Winters New House; An Excellent School; Concerning Undertakers
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 8] - House - Twenty-Eighth Day
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 9] - House - Twenty-Ninth Day
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 10] - House - Tuesday Afternoon
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 11] - House - Thirty-First Day
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 12] House - Friday Afternoon
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 13] - House - Saturday Afternoon
February 1864 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [dated Feb. 13] - The Carson Undertaker - Continued
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 15] - House - Thirty-Fifth Day
February 16, 1864 - THE REMOVAL OF THE CAPITAL
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 16]
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 17] - House - Thirty-Seventh Day; Petition; Question of Privilege; Final Passage of Capital Bill
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 18] - House - Thirty-Eighth Day; Capital Question
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 19] - Afternoon Session - Thirty-Ninth Day; Removal of the Capital
February 1864 - LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS [letter from Carson City dated Feb. 20] - House - Last Day - Fortieth; Third House; Hunter's Memorial
*February 23, 1864 - THE OPHIR AND BURNING MOSCOW GANGS AT LOGGERHEADS
*February 24, 1864 - REPORT OF RICH SURFACE MINES - RUSH FOR THE TRUCKEE.
March 1864 - Reviews of Adah Isaacs Menken performances
*April 1, 1864 - ARREST OF AN ABUSIVE SECESSIONIST IN WASHOE.
April 1, 1864 - ANOTHER TRAITOR - HANG HIM!
*April 19, 1864 - BRUTAL AFFRAYS IN WASHOE
April 20, 1864 - FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT FOR DAN DE QUILLE
April 1864 - AN INFAMOUS PROCEEDING [written by Dan DeQuille]
April 1864 - MARK TWAIN TAKES A LESSON IN MANLY ART [written by Dan DeQuille]
April 17-24, 1864 - LOCAL COLUMN - Missionaries Wanted
April 28, 1864 - LETTER FROM MARK TWAIN [from Carson City dated April 25] re: Penitentiary; Supreme Court; rape on infant; church benefit; telegraph bill; Gillespie's monument
April 30, 1864 - DAN REASSEMBLED - original text not recovered
May 1-15, 1864 - WASHOE - INFORMATION WANTED
*May, 1864 - Burlesque Life of Shakespeare
*May 17, 1864 - Grand Austin Sanitary Flour-Sack Progress Through Storey and Lyon Counties!
May 17, 1864 - Editorial on use of Sanitary Funds - original text not recovered; some quotes in subsequent Letter to Editor
*May 18, 1864 - Travels and Fortunes of the Great Austin Sack of Flour
May 18, 1864 - Editorial - How Is It? - original text not recovered; some quotes
May 20, 1864 - Editorial continuing feud with Daily Union
*May 20, 1864 - ANTICIPATING THE GRIDLEY FLOUR-SACK HISTORY
May 24, 1864 - PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE - re: Laird and Clemens feud
May 24, 1864 - MISCEGENATION
June 17-23, 1864 - "MARK TWAIN" IN THE METROPOLIS
June 27-30, 1865 - JUST "ONE MORE UNFORTUNATE"
July 7-19, 1865 - MARK TWAIN ON THE COLORED MAN
October, 1865 - Cats! - anecdote about "renowned fiddling humbug"
October 10-11, 1865 - THE CRUEL EARTHQUAKE
October 21-24, 1865 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [written Oct. 19] - Bob Roach's Plan for Circumventing a Democrat
October 22-24, 1865 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Oct. 20] - Rawhide Ranch Mine
October 26-28, 1865 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [written Oct. 24] - A Love of a Bonnet Described; Re-Opening of the Plaza; More Fashions - Exit "Waterfall" - some portions not extant
October 15-31, 1865 - POPPER DEFIETH YE EARTHQUAKE - original text not recovered
October 31-November 2, 1865 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER - Steamer Departures - original text not recovered
November 1865 - Ballad Infliction
November 4, 1865 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER - Grand Theatrical Banquet - complete text not recovered
November 1865 - comments on opera singer Elvira Brambilla - complete text not recovered
November 8, 1865 - Exit "Bummer" - [Obituary for dog Bummer - reprinted by Bret Harte in the Californian]
November 9-12, 1865 - PLEASURE EXCURSION
November 15-18, 1865 - EDITORIAL "PUFFING"
November 18, 1865 - THE OLD THING
November 19-21, 1865 - THE PIONEER'S BALL
November 28-30, 1865 - UNCLE LIGE
December 8-10, 1865 - A RICH EPIGRAM
December 10-31, 1865 - A GRACEFUL COMPLIMENT
December 13-15, 1865 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Dec. 11] - Personal; Christian Spectator; The Police Judge Trouble; More Romance; Telegraphic
December 16-17, 1865 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Dec. 13] - Managerial (re: Edwin Forrest); Not a Suicide
December 19-21, 1865 - GRANDE FETE-DAY AT THE CLIFF HOUSE
December 1865
- SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Dec. 19] Thief Catching; Caustic; I Knew It; MacDougall vs. Maguire; Louis Aldrich; Gould and Curry
December 22-23, 1865 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Dec. 20] - The New Swimming Bath; Buckingham; Mining Operations; Major Farren; Sam Brannan; The "Eccentrics"; MacDougall vs. Maguire incl. "Nursery Rhyme"; Uncle Joe Trench
December 1865 - Poem on MacDougall vs. Maguire - original source not extant
December 24-26, 1865 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Dec. 22] - How Long, O Lord, How Long; Editorial Poem "Christmas Comes But Once a Year"; Facetious; Mayo and Aldrich; Financial; Personal; Mock Duel - Almost; More Wisdom
December 26-27, 1865 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Dec. 23] - Extraordinary Delicacy; Shooting; Another Enterprise; Spirit of the Local Press; Gardner Indicted
December 31, 1865 - CONVICTS
December 1865- January 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER re: Mexican Oysters - original text not recovered
January 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Dec. 29] - Black Hole of San Francisco; Busted; A Pleasant Farce; Inspiration of Louderback; Personal
January 1866 - NEW YEAR'S DAY
January 1866 - Mark Twain on the Fourteenth Regiment
January 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Jan. 8] White Man Mighty Onsartain; Mint Defalcation; The Opening Night; The Portraits
January 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Jan. 11] - Gorgeous New Romance, By Fitz Smythe; Another Romance; Precious Stones; Premature; A Handsome Testimonial; The California Art Union; Theatrical
January 16-18, 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER - Fitz Smythe's Horse; What Have the Police Been Doing?
January 23, 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER - A Righteous Judge; The Righteous Shall Not be Forgotten; Chief Burke
January 1866 - THE KEARNEY STREET GHOST STORY
January 1866 - Captain Montgomery; The Chapman Family
January 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Jan. 24] More Outcroppings! I; Among the Spiritualists; Personal; How They Take It
January 30-31, 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Jan. 28] - Bearding the Fenian in His Lair; Card from Volunteers; Sabbath Reflections; Closed Out; Neodamode
February 1866 - Mark Twain, Committee Man
February 6-7, 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Feb. 3] - Personal; More Cemeterial Ghastliness; Rev. Charles Ellis; More Outcroppings II; Take the Stand Fitz Smythe
February 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [date not yet established] - re: Mark Twain on the Police
February 8-10, 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Feb. 6]- Remarkable Dream; Ministerial Change; Personal; Dogberry's Lecture
February 1866 - THE SIGNAL CORPS
February 1866 - SPIRITUAL INSANITY
February 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [date not yet established] - Russian American Telegraph Company
February 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [date not established] re: Mercantile Library - original text not recovered
February 1866 - LETTER FROM SAN FRANCISCO [dated Feb. 12] - Michael; Liberality of Michael; Liberality to His Heir; The Fashions; The New Play; Personal
February 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Feb. 15] - Funny; Montana; Literary; Personal; Specie and Currency
February 25-28, 1866 - SAN FRANCISCO LETTER [dated Feb. 23] - Voyage of the Ajax; Pleasing Incident; Off for the Snow Belt; After Them; Theatrical; A New Biography of Washington
February 1866 - LETTER FROM SACRAMENTO - [dated Feb. 25] - Sacramento; The "High Grade" Improvement; Boot-Blacking; Brief Climate Paragraph; The Lullaby of the Rain; I Try to Out "Sass" the Landlord--and Fail; Mr. John Paul's Baggage
October 30-31, 1866 - MARK TWAIN TO LECTURE
November 1-2, 1866 - MARK TWAIN'S LECTURE IN VIRGINIA CITY
November 4, 1866 - CARD FROM MARK TWAIN
November 11, 1866 - CARD TO THE HIGHWAYMEN.
December 22, 1867 - MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON, NO. I [dated Dec. 4] - Scurrilous Weather; The Capitol and Congress; Mining College Proposed; Effects of the President's Message; Personal
January 7, 1868 - MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON, NO. II [dated Dec. 16] - John Ross Browne's Report; Personal; "Coast" Matters; The Holidays
January 11, 1868 - MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON, NO. III [dated Dec. 20] Lost Chief Found (Col. Ely Parker; Voluminous Telegram; California Senator (Eugene Casserly); For President; Adjournment
January 30, 1868 - MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON, NO. IV [dated Jan. 10] Public Stealing; Worrell Sisters; Old Curry; Town-Site Bill
February 18, 1868 - MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON, NO. V [dated Jan. 11] Political Stink Pots-Opened; Stewart's Speech
February 19, 1868 - MARK TWAIN IN NEW YORK [NO. VI] [dated Jan. 20] Re: bodies at the morgue; visit to tenement house
February 27, 1868 - MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON, NO. VII [dated Jan. 30] More Westonism; Judge McCorkle; Impeachment; Harry Worthington; Mormonism
March 1, 1868 - MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON, NO. VIII [dated Feb. 5] - Office Hunting; The Man Who Stopped at Gadsby's; Mrs. Lincoln; Felix O'Byrne; Stewart's Speech
March 7, 1868 - MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON, NO. IX [dated Feb. 1868] Washington Rascality; The Delegation; Postmaster; Impeachment; Sandwich Islands Reciprocity; Miscellaneous (McGrorty); Hay; Wood; Rough
March 13, 1868 - MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON, NO. X [dated Feb. 22] - The Grand Coup d'Etat; How the Delegations will stand on impeachment
April 7, 1868 - MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON, NO. XI [dated March 2] - The Mining School; A Good Job in Danger; Another One (Goat Island scheme); Governmental Blasting; Impeachment; In Abeyance; Later
April 24, 1868 - MARK TWAIN TO LECTURE
April, 1868 - MARK TWAIN ARRIVES BACK IN VIRGINIA CITY

_____

* Items designated with * indicate preponderence of evidence, but not conclusive evidence, for Twain's authorship

+ Items designated with + indicate items possibly written by Mark Twain. No further evidence of his authorship has yet been established.

 

Quotations | Newspaper Articles | Special Features | Links | Search