Stories about Mark Twain: Topics in Chronicling America
Mark Twain was an American humorist, novelist, and travel writer whose life was documented in newspapers. This guide provides access to materials related to "Stories about Mark Twain" in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.
Chronicling America is a searchable digital collection of historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Included in the website is the Directory of US Newspapers in American Libraries, a searchable index to newspapers published in the United States since 1690, which helps researchers identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them.
Samuel Clemens, pen-named Mark Twain, lived a life of adventure and travel. Between his wit, personality and exploits, every mention of Clemens is sure to bring a laugh. Read more about it!
The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.
The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.
July 16, 1887
Mark Twain umpires a baseball game.
Mark Twain arrested at sea.
October 5, 1899
Mark Twain returns to the United States.
November 11, 1900
Mark Twain has a forgotten, yet unforgettable birthday party.
April 11, 1907
Mark Twain finally buys a house; a review of his past homes.