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A Connecticut Yankee 1872-1891
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“Right after breakfast we got up a rousing wood fire in the main hall (it is a cold morning), illuminated the place with a rich glow from all the globes of the newell chandelier, spread a bright rug before the fire, set a circling row of chairs (pink ones and dove-colored) and in the midst a low invalid-table covered with a fanciful cloth and laden with the presents—a pink azalia in lavish bloom from Rosa; a gold inscribed Russia-leather bible form Patrick and Mary; a gold ring (inscribed) from ‘Maggy Cook’; a silver thimble (inscribed with motto and initials) from Lizzie; a rattling mob of Sunday clad dolls from Livy and Annie, and a Noah’s Ark from me, containing 200 wooden animals such as only a human being could create and only God could call by name without referring to the passenger list...”—Samuel Clemens, Letter to Charley Langdon, 1875

Elevation Drawing of Home in Hartford, CT
Elevation Drawing of Home in
Hartford, CT

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Hartford
Family Home in Harford, CT
Family Home in Harford, CT
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Hartford
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At Home with Family in Hartford, CT
At Home with Family
in Hartford, CT

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Olivia Clemens, 1872
Olivia Clemens, 1872
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Hartford
 
A home without a cat - and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat - may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title? Mark Twain, The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894
At Home with Family and Dr. and Mrs. Jackson. Hartford, CT, 1875
At Home with Family and Dr. and
Mrs. Jackson. Hartford, CT, 1875

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