|The Stormfield Guestbook
[album with inscriptions dating from 1908 to 1910]
Stormfield, near Redding, Connecticut, was Mark Twain's last home: he lived there from June 1908 until his death in April 1910. The 18-room house, built for him in the style of an Italian villa, was destroyed by fire in 1923, but the Stormfield Guestbook has survived.
Its pages contain the autographs and comments of the many visitors to the house, occasionally annotated by Mark Twain. The pages shown here record the visits of two particular favorites of Mark Twain—Helen Keller (and her teacher, Annie Sullivan Macy) and the young actress Billie Burke (remembered as Glinda the Good Witch in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz).