James Redpath Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: 99-06

Scope and Contents

The James Redpath Correspondence contains a letter from Redpath to Mark Twain describing the sales and popularity of Twain's book Roughing It. Redpath mentions that a paper collar has been named for Twain, as well as a fast horse and asks "what more is there in life for you?" Twain evidently forwarded the letter to his publisher with a note to send Redpath a one-half morocco copy of the book; this letter was tipped into that book.

Dates

  • 1872 April 24

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical Note

James Redpath was proprietor of the Boston Lyceum Bureau who handled sales of Mark Twain's book, Roughing It.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

James Redpath was proprietor of the Boston Lyceum Bureau who handled sales of Mark Twain's book Roughing It. The collection contains a letter from Redpath to Mark Twain describing the sales and popularity of Twain's book Roughing It dated April 24, 1872.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Special Collections Stacks in 1999.

Processing Information

Item discovered tipped into Special Collections' edition of Roughing It, call number PS1318.A1 1872 c.1.

Title
Guide to the James Redpath Correspondence
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

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