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Series II. Manuscripts and miscellaneous [series]:
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"Socialism - What Is It?". Ms. cites present inequalities and injustices of society; distinguishes socialism and anarchism; gives brief history of Utopian socialism and scientific socialism; defines socialism and explains theories and precepts; and gives a brief description of socialism in the United States. 37 pp. handwritten.
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The Elmira Advertiser reprinted its famous "S'cat" piece of 41 years earlier, and identified Mark Twain as the author. The satiric piece was written (date?) when Thomas K. Beecher was turned out of the Ministerial Union of Elmira. 6 pp. typescript copy.
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Ida Langdon's speech, presenting Twain study to Elmira College. Miss Langdon recalls a day when Mark Twain invited children in to hear and criticize The Prince and the Pauper, which he was then writing. I.L. mentions the many well-behaved people who visited the study, but the difficulty of preserving it from "nature" and "human nature." The Elmira College site was the only one that pleased the whole family. I.L. speaks of the appropriateness of the site and her pleasure at giving the study. 7 pp. handwritten.
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"The Many Faces of Mark Twain." A Voice of America 60 minute documentary on the life and times of Twain. This program was broadcast on Nov. 27, 1960, the 125th anniversary of Twain's birth. The program includes narration and taped "portraits" of Twain by several who knew him. 47 pp. ditto copy.
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"Mark Twain: The Forming of a Writer," a lecture delivered by Henry Nash Smith during the Twain Festival at Elmira. Nash examined Innocents Abroad to determine the influences affecting Mark Twain during his formative period. 24 pp. typescript copy.
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"Mark Twain and Elmira," read by I.L. at Mark Twain Festival, Elmira College. This speech includes a letter to the William Dean Howells family. The speech appears in Chemung Historical Journal 6:2 (1960); the letter in the Chemung Historical Journal 6:3 (Mar. 1961). 25 pp. xerox copy of speech; 5 pp. typescript copy of letter.
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Ida Langdon's Phi Beta Kappa address, "The Making of the Oxford Dictionary." I.L. describes the history, aims and supplement of the dictionary. 23 pp. xerox copy.
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One copy of Howell's description of Twain from the introduction to the Twain-Howells Letters, ed. Henry Nash Smith, Vol. 1, p. xviii. 1 p. typewritten.