James Redpath Correspondence
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.
- 1872 April 24
- Redpath, James (Person)
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James Redpath was proprietor of the Boston Lyceum Bureau who handled sales of Mark Twain's book, Roughing It.
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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.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Special Collections Stacks in 1999.
Item discovered tipped into Special Collections' edition of Roughing It, call number PS1318.A1 1872 c.1.
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