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November 28 & 29 - Academy of Music, Baltimore, Maryland. 28 performance included a reading of "The Tragic Tale of the Fishwife") December 1 - Town Hall, Adams, Massachusetts December 2 - Music Hall, Troy, New York December 3 - Wilgus Opera House, Ithaca, New York December 4 - Grand Opera House, Syracuse, New York December 5 - Opera House, Utica, New York December 6 (two performances) - Academy of Music, Rochester, New York - Elks Lodge, New Osburn house, Rochester, New York - speech. December 8 - Horticulture Gardens Pavilion, Toronto, Canada December 9 - Horticulture Gardens Pavilion, Toronto, Canada December 10 - Concert Hall, Buffalo, New York - "Personal Episodes," "A Ghost Story," and "King Sollermun" December 11 - Concert Hall, Buffalo, New York - "Encounter with an Interviewer," "Certain Personal Episodes," "How I Lost the Editorship," and "A Sure Cure" December 12 - University Hall, Ann Arbor, Michigan December 13 - Powers' Opera House, Grand Rapids, Michigan December 15 - Opera House, Toledo, Ohio December 16 - Whitney's, Detroit, Michigan December 17 - Case Hall, Cleveland, Ohio - "Personal Anecdote," "A Ghost Story," and Selections from Huckleberry Finn Christmas Recess December 29 - Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - "Tragic Tale of the Fishwife" and Infestation of Phelps' cabin with snakes and rats December 30 - Grand Opera House, Dayton, Ohio December 31 - Hamilton, Ohio Under the management of Ozias Pond, brother of James B.Pond: January 1 - Court House, Paris, Kentucky January 2 - Odeon Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio - "A Dazzling Achievement," "Tragic Tale of the Fishwife," and "A Trying Situation" January 3 (first performance) - Odeon Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio - "King Sollermun," "Tragic Tale of the Fishwife," and "A Trying Situation" January 3 (second performance) - Odeon Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio - "Personal Episodes," "How I Lost the Editorship," and Selection January 5 - Leiderkranz Hall, Louisville, Kentucky - Certain Personal Episodes, "How I Lost the Editorship," and Selection January 6 - Leiderkranz Hall, Louisville, Kentucky January 7 - Plymouth Church, Indianapolis, Indiana - "Dick Baker's Cat" January 8 - Chatterton's Opera House, Springfield, Illinois January 9 & 10 - Mercantile Library Hall , St.5 reported he read "Encounter with an Interviewer" and his "Dueling Experiences," which kept the audience in constant laughter. Of Mark Twain's introduction, the Hartford Times, December 13, 1877, gives a fragment: "The gentleman who is now to address you is the editor of the Atlantic Monthly. November 12 - Army of the Tennessee Reunion, Haverly's Theatre, Chicago, Illinois - Impromptu remarks Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. November 13 - Army of the Tennessee Reunion Banquet, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois - "The Babies" Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. November 14 - Founding of Press Club, Chicago, Illinois - Speech - text not available According to Paul Fatout, a letter from A. Hardy to Mark Twain, MTP, says that after the reunion banquet at the Palmer House, about fifty men gathered in the underground cafe of Captain Jim Simms on Clark Street. Readings - Online at: 21 - Monday Evening Club, Hartford, Connecticut - Reading - "Phrenography" - text not available December 8 - Dinner for Mark Twain, Windsor Hotel, Montreal, Canada - Dinner Speech Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. December 22 - New England Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - "Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims" Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. 1882 January 31 - Frechette Dinner, Holyoke, Massachusetts - "On After-Dinner Speaking" Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. December 22 - New England Society, Delmonico's, New York City - "Woman - God Bless Her" Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. 1883 February 19 - Monday Evening Club, Hartford, Connecticut - Reading - "What is Happiness? It was established by Lawrence Barrett, the name suggested by Laurence Hutton to symbolize practitioners of kindred arts who made up the membership. April 4 - Unity Hall, Hartford, Connecticut - Introducing George W. Franklin Whitmore, Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut - Reading - text not available According to the Hartford Daily Courant, June 8, 1883, p.He has a reputation in the literary world which I need not say anything about. November 30 - Artists Club, Munich, Germany - Speech or Story - text not available In Notebook 13, October 13, 1878 - January 1879, MTP, Mark Twain comments briefly on this "blowout" for Toby Rosenthal, American expatriate painter, chiefly on the speech of Consul Horstmann, who interpolated rhymed doggerel, each stanza ending with "Toby Rosenthal. There were sandwiches, wurst, pretzels, beer, ale, Scotch, and a great deal of talk, Mark Twain acting as a sort of chairman at the head of the table. A note scrawled on the letter by Mark Twain, evidently one of the stayers, says that the Chicago Press Club was founded that night about seven in the morning. Readings - "Clarence and Eugene," "How I Escaped Being Killed in a Duel," "Cure for Stammering" See Philip Leon's Mark Twain and West Point, ECW Press, 1996. Mark Twain attended as the guest of Hutton in 1883. 2, "City Briefs" Twain gave a series of readings from his own writings to about 150 members and friends of the Decorative Art Society.1856 January 17 - Printers Banquet, Keokuk, Iowa - Impromptu remarks - text not available See Fred W.
June 12 - Maguire's Opera House, San Francisco, California - Presentation Speech. Louis, Missouri April 2 - Brittingham Hall, Hannibal, Missouri Brittingham Hall was better known as the Avery Burch Building. For Mark Twain's comments on this speech, see his letters from Washington published in the Alta, January 28, 1868 and February 19, 1868. Charles Wadsworth's Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California - Informal speech - text not available See Mark Twain's Letters, Volume 2, 1867-1868, p. April 9 - Methodist Episcopal Church, Oakland, California - text not available See Mark Twain's Letters, Volume 2, 1867-1868, p. April 14 and 15 - Platt's Hall, San Francisco, California - "The Frozen Truth" - an account of the Quaker City voyage - only a partial text survives April 17 - 29 - Lecture Tour, California and Nevada: at least 7 engagements - "Pilgrim Life" One version of this speech is published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. Also see Steve Railton's website at the University of Virginia for more details of this tour including map and publicity. Under the management of James Redpath, the following cities were on the tour: November 1 - Academy of Music, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania November 9 - Harrington's Opera House, Providence, Rhode Island November 10 - Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts November 11 - Trinity Church, Charlestown, Massachusetts November 13 - Norwich, Connecticut November 15 - Clinton Hall, Clinton, Massachusetts November 16 - Holyoke, Massachusetts November 17 - Gothic Hall, Danvers, Massachusetts November 19 - Town Hall, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts November 23 - Allyn Hall, Hartford, Connecticut November 26 - Unidentified town (mentioned in a letter from SLC to Olivia Clemens) November 29 - Congregational Church, Newtonville, Massachusetts November 30 - Thompsonville, Connecticut December 1 - Brooklyn Library Society, Brooklyn, New York December 3 - Collingwood's Opera House, Poughkeepsie, New York December 6 - Beecher's Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, New York December 7 - Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 8 - Lincoln Hall, Washington, D. December 9 - Germantown, Pennsylvania December 10 - Methodist Church, Mount Vernon, New York December 11 - Town Hall, West Meriden, Connecticut December 13 - Union Hall, New Britain, Connecticut December 14 - Warren, Massachusetts December 15 - Armory Hall, Pawtucket, Rhode Island December 16 - Rumford Institute, Waltham, Massachusetts December 20 - Canton, Massachusetts December 21 - Hudson, Massachusetts December 22 - Mercantile Library, Portland, Maine December 23 - Town Hall, Rockport, Massachusetts December 24 - Slatersville, Rhode Island December 27 - Music Hall, New Haven, Connecticut December 28 - Taylor Hall, Trenton, New Jersey December 29 - Opera House, Newark, New Jersey December 30 - Landmesser Hall, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania December 31 - Opera House, Williamsport, Pennsylvania January 4 - Wilson Hall, Oswego, New York January 6 - Amenia, New York January 7 - Egberts Hall, Cohoes, New York January 10 - Tweddle Hall, Albany, New York January 11 - Union Place Hall, West Troy, New York January 12 - Rondout, New York January 13 - Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, New York January 14 - Mechanic's Hall, Utica, New York January 15 - Doolittle Hall , Oswego, New York January 17 - First Methodist Church, Baldwinsville, New York January 18 - Ogdensburg, New York January 19 - Normal School Chapel, Fredonia, New York January 20 - Hornell Library, Hornellsville, New York January 21 - Institute Hall, Jamestown, New York From Budd's update: June 23 - Female Academy, Buffalo, New York - Commencement Exercises Speech. Also see Steve Railton's web site at the University of Virginia for more details on this tour including map, ads and reviews. We would like to have a thousand dollars in the house; we point to the snow and the thermometer; we call Hartford by name, and we are not much afraid but that she will step to the front and answer for herself.... July 4 - Meeting of Americans, London, England - Dinner Speech. he tried to give the impression that he was a poet. - Asylum Hill Church, Hartford, Connecticut - Readings - text not available The Hartford Courant of Thursday, December 16, 1875, p.I am only here to back up his moral character." December 17 - John G. July 4 - Anglo-American Club, Heidelberg - German-English Speech. December 31 - American Artists Club, Munich, Germany - Reading - "The Invalid's Story" A letter from SLC to Joseph Twichell dated 26 January 1879 mentions giving the narrative about the Limburger cheese and a box of guns. November 14 - Breakfast for Mark Twain, Chicago, Illinois - Speech - text not available According to Paul Fatout, the menu, MTP, says that this breakfast was tendered "By a few Chicago journalists," that the time was 12 noon, and that the bill of fare was: Fruit, Oysters on shell, Broiled Salmon Chateaubriand, with Champignons; French Fried Potatoes, Calves' Sweetbreads with French Peas, Spanish Omelette, Cutlets of Chicken, cream sauce; Broiled Quail on Toast, French Coffee, Cognac. Samuel Colt, Hartford, Connecticut - Reading - text not available November 30 - Saturday Morning Club, Hartford, Connecticut - "Plagiarism" December 3 - Atlantic Monthly Breakfast for Oliver Wendall Holmes, Boston, Massachusetts - Speech Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. 1880 Grand Bazar for Union for Home Work, Hartford, Connecticut - Auctioneer for sale of Jabberwocks - stories The Hartford Daily Courant of June 7, 1880, p. Clemens "after successfully disposing of a number of articles in Booth J. Other Kinsmen, American and British, were William Dean Howells, Frank D. - Union for Home Work, Authors' Carnival, Hartford, Connecticut - Actor in role from a Dickens novel - text not available According to the Hartford Daily Courant, December 5, 1883, p.Whittier Birthday Dinner, Hotel Brunswick, Boston, Massachusetts - Dinner Speech Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. 1878 January 26 - Geselischaft Harmonic, New York City - Speech - text not available February 25 - Press Club, New York City - Speech - text not available April 4 - Bayard Taylor Dinner, New York City - Dinner Speech. See Mark Twain's Letters, 1876-1880, An Electronic Edition, Volume 4: 1879. generously offered to dispose of the booth itself and all the people in it, including himself, but as no satisfactory offers were made the lot was withdrawn." October 16 - Hartford, Connecticut - Welcome to General Grant Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. October 26 - Hartford Opera House, Republican Rally, Hartford, Connecticut - Political Speech Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. - German Republican Meeting, Second ward, Hawley Club room, Hartford, Connecticut - Speech - text not available The Hartford Daily Courant of October 29, 1880, p. Woods spoke in English; and "the principal speaker of the evening was Mark Twain, who made a capital speech in German, interspersed with American, which was received with great favor, eliciting frequent demonstrations of approval."December 10 - Opera House, Hartford, Connecticut - Introducing Robert Burdette - text not available Robert Burdette of the Burlington Hawkeye was introduced by Mark Twain according to a report in the Hartford Daily Courant. 1 titled "Burdette's Lecture" it was reported that "He was introduced by Mr. The Letters of Mark Twain and Joseph Hopkins Twichell, edited by Harold K. 2 in an article titled "The Authors' Carnival" -- The second event of the evening was the presentation on the large stage of a scene from Charles Dickens's "Leo Hunter." It introduced a number of clever ladies and gnetlemen who not only acted their parts, but lent to it the dialogue. Prentice, were roundly applauded, and when Mark Twain came on the stage as a character in the scene, plaudits rang from one end of the enormous hall to the other. ) "Mock Oration on the Dead Partisan" - unknown whether or not this speech was ever delivered Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. November 5 - February 28, 1885 - Tour with George Washington Cable - over 100 engagements.1879 March 31 - Stanley Club Dinner, Paris - Reading - "The Invalid's Story" Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. Spring - Stomach Club, Paris - "Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism" Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. October 16 - Introducing General Hawley, Republican Meeting, Elmira, New York - Speech Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. From Budd: A text closer to the event is in Elmira Daily Advertiser, rpt. 2 in an article titled "German Republican Meeting" reported that President Maerklein presided at the meeting. Clemens, in a few complimentary words, as one whose wit was without bitterness and whose much quoted paragraphs had a manly and honest ring." December 20 - Tile Club, Francis Hopkinson Smith Studio, New York City - Speech or Stories - text not available 1881 February 24 - Papyrus Club Dinner, Revere House, Boston, Massachusetts - Dinner Speech Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. February 25 - Twichell's Chapel, Hartford, Massachusetts - "Tar Baby" - text not available Mentioned in letter from Joseph Twichell to SLC, February 16, 1881 Mentioned in a letter from SLC to William Dean Howells, February 21, 1881 Mark Twain-Howells Letters, Volume 1, edited by Henry Nash Smith and William M. This scene alone was enough to compensate one for the expense of the entire evening's entertainment. Although the speech was written for such an occasion, SLC was in Elmira, NY during this time frame. ) - Mugwump Rally, Hartford, Connecticut - "Turncoats" Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. October 20 - Mugwump Rally, Allyn Hall, Hartford, Connecticut - Remarks as Chairman Published in Mark Twain Speaking, pp. Twain read and delivered passages from numerous works including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Also see B.1884 February 4 - Monday Evening Club, Hartford, Connecticut - Reading - "Southern Literature" - text not available April 14 - Monday Evening Club, Hartford, Connecticut - Reading - Unfinished Paper to be Completed by Each Member - text not available April 29 - Breakfast for Edwin Booth, New York City - Speech - text not available September 16 or 17 (conjectural) - Banquet of Wheelmen, Springfield, Massachusetts - Dinner Speech Published in Mark Twain Speaking, p. Scott Holmes's website "Promoting Huck Finn: The Twain-Cable Tour of 1884/85" for in depth information and reviews on this tour including maps and photos of the venues.