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Exhibition Checklist

By Ronald Patkus

Case 1: Images of Mark Twain

  • Photograph of Samuel Clemens at desk [Elmira, NY, 1874?].
  • Portrait photograph of Samuel Clemens, 1883.

Case 2: Mississippi Memoirs

  • Mark Twain, Old Times on the Mississippi. Toronto: Rose-Belford Pub. Co., 1878.
  • Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi. Boston: J. R. Osgood, 1883.

Case 3: Writing Tom Sawyer

  • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: a facsimile of the author’s holograph manuscript. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Library, 1982.

Case 4: Tom Sawyer in Print

  • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. London: Chatto and Windus, 1876.
  • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. London: Dent and New York: Dutton, 1955.

Case 5: Charles L. Webster, publisher

  • Photograph of Charles L. Webster, no date.
  • Articles of Agreement between Charles L. Webster and Samuel Clemens, March 20, 1885.

Case 6: Writing Huckleberry Finn

  • Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s comrade): a facsimile of the manuscript. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1983.

Case 7: Printing the Text

  • Samuel Clemens, autograph notes for the printer, 1884.
  • Photograph of typesetter press, no date.

Case 8: The First Edition

  • Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885.

Case 9: The Role of the Artist

  • Samuel Clemens, autograph letter signed re: E. W. Kemble, March 31, 1884.
  • E. W. Kemble, original design of cover for Huckleberry Finn, 1885.

Case 10: The Role of the Artist, continued

  • E. W. Kemble, original artwork for scene from Huckleberry Finn titled, “After supper she got out her book.”
  • E. W. Kemble, original artwork for scene from Huckleberry Finn titled, “Exploring the cave.”

Case 11: Publicity Efforts

  • Samuel Clemens, autograph letter signed to Charles L. Webster, September 20, 1884.
  • Samuel Clemens, autograph letter signed to Charles L. Webster, January 27, 1885.

Case 12: The Charge of Racism

  • Samuel Clemens, Prefatory Remark, [1885].

Case 13: Publishing Controversy

  • Mark Twain, autograph manuscript, December 23, 1884.
  • “Mark Twain a Plaintiff,” New York Times, January 15, 1885.

Case 14: Recollecting Huckleberry Finn

  • William T.H. Howe, typed letter signed to Isabel Lyon, December 5, 1934.
  • Isabel Lyon, autograph copy of letter signed to William T. H. Howe, December 11, 1934.

Case 15: Later Editions

  • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s comrade). New York: Harper, 1923.
  • Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. London: Dent and New York: Dutton, 1955.

Case 16: Scholarly Editions

  • Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Case 17: Centennial Publications

  • M. Thomas Inge (editor), Huck Finn Among the Critics. Frederick, Md.: University Publications of America, 1985.
  • Louis J. Budd (editor), New Essays on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Case 18: Fine Press Editions

  • Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Illustrated by Barry Moser. West Hatfield, [Mass.]: Pennyroyal Press, 1985.
  • “The River, the Up-Stream Boat, and the Night Sky.” Illustration from portfolio accompanying Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Illustrated by Barry Moser. West Hatfield, [Mass.]: Pennyroyal Press, 1985.

Case 19: Huckleberry Finn and the Arts

  • Roger Miller, Big River: the adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Winona, MN: H. Leonard Pub. Corp., 1986.

Case 20: Ongoing controversy, ongoing discussions

  • Elaine and Harry Mensh, Black, White, and Huckleberry Finn. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2000.
  • James S. Leonard, Thomas A. Tenney, and Thadious M. Davis (editors), Satire or Evasion? Black Perspectives on Huckleberry Finn. Durham: Duke University Press, 1992.