Mark Twain in the West: An Exhibition
A 'Call' to Literature

Sam Clemens in San Francisco, 1868

This photo was taken when Sam Clemens returned to San Francisco in 1868 to negotiate with the Alta California for the rights to use his newspaper correspondence for The Innocents Abroad. His visit resulted in another lecture tour, after which he left California for the last time. Photograph by Bradley & Rulofson.

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