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Stories by Mark Twain: Topics in Chronicling America

Mark Twain wrote "Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and many other stories. This guide provides access to materials related to “Stories by Mark Twain” in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.


"The autobiography of Mark Twain. Drawing by F. Luis Mora." October 27, 1907. New-York Tribune (New York, NY), Image 27. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

Clever and playful, Samuel Clemens, or as he is more famously known, Mark Twain, was the most popular American writer of his time. His creative insights and silly stories perfectly satirized the barbarity of human nature while also entertaining readers from all walks of life. 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.


May 10, 1866 “Scene on the "Ajax."
March 9, 1867 “A Scriptural Panorama”
May 24, 1867 “Curing a Cold”
December 1, 1870 “Mark Twain as an Agricultural Editor”
December 15, 1870 “A Humorous View of the Farmer's Club”
June 14, 1872 “Private Habits of Greeley”
May 28, 1875 “Mark Twain on Spelling”
May 18, 1880 “Arguing with a Raven”
November 5, 1881 “Mark Twain's" New Hotel”
December 23, 1882 “What 'Mark Twain' Said”
November 29, 1891 “Mental Telegraphy”
October 27, 1907 “The Autobiography of Mark Twain”
February 16, 1913 “Fresh Findings from Mark Twain”
December 17, 1916 “Thirteen New Stories of Mark Twain”