Mark Twain in the West: An Exhibition
Roughing It and Comments on Bret Harte

What the Lost Roughing It Manuscript Looked Like

One of three surviving leaves removed by Mark Twain from the Roughing It manuscript when he was revising it. The printer’s copy manuscript was probably discarded in 1871 after it had been set in type. Mark Twain incorporated many of his newspaper pieces in the book. The clipping is from the Buffalo Express, 8 January 1870. Page 968 originally began chapter 46:

During the “flush times” my brother the Secretary’s official fees amounted to about twelve thousand dollars a year, in gold, & he built a house at a cost of six thousand. He lived to sail from San Francisco with all his worldly possessions in his pocket . . .

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