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CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910). Mark Twain.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Mark') to F H Skrine, 1½ facing pages 8vo with original envelope, Tuxedo Park, New York 27 May 1907. Concerning his forthcoming trip to England, expressing enthusiasm at meeting his 'old friends and admirers' but declining Skrine's invitation to stay.
'... I should be exceedingly glad to enjoy the shelter of your roof, but I shall have to go to a hotel (Brown's) instead, because I shall have to be on tap to a good many friends and shall be in England only 10 days. ...'
Francis Henry Skrine (1847-1933) was an author and Indian Civil Servant and may well have met Clemens in India. The two became good friends and correspondents.
 On this short trip to England, Clemens was awarded a doctorate by Oxford University.
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