1894: Clemens' publishing company goes bankrupt due to bad investment in automatic typesetting machine. "Pudd'nhead Wilson" published.
1896: Eldest daughter Susy dies in Hartford.
1901: Yale University awards Clemens an honorary degree.
1903: The Clemens family settles in Florence, Italy. Livy Clemens takes ill shortly afterward and dies six months later.
1909: Clemens' youngest daughter, Jean, drowns in the bathtub after what doctors believed was an epileptic seizure. Twain writes "The Death of Jean." Following its completion, Clemens vows not to write again.
1910: Clemens dies April 21 of heart disease in his home in Redding, Conn.
Photos courtesy of Mark Twain Collection (#6314), Clifton Waller Barrett Library, The Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia Library.
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