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Samuel Langhorne Clemens:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910
Title: Samuel Langhorne Clemens Literary Photography Collection
Dates: circa 1850-1950
Extent: 42 items
Abstract: Forty-two photographs of and related to author and humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens (American, 1835-1910), who also wrote under the name Mark Twain. The majority of the images are formal and casual portraits of Clemens.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02824
Language: English
Access: Open for research. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please email Visual Materials Reference staff. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.
Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Centers' Open Access and Use Policies.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation Samuel Langhorne Clemens Literary File Photography Collection (PH-02824). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 42 photographs of and related to author and humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens (American, 1835-1910), who also wrote under the name Mark Twain. Also included are views of places associated with him and two images of his daughter Clara. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items may be available in a card catalog in the repository.
This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection that is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

Additional materials by and about Clemens are located in the Ransom Center's Library, the Samuel Langhorne Clemens Art Collection (AR-00041), and the Samuel Clemens Collection (MS-00809), from which these materials were likely transferred.

Index Terms


Billings, Josh, 1818-1885.
Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925.
Clemens, Clara.
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910.
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936.
Nasby, Petroleum V., 1833-1888.
Park, Guy Brasfield, 1872-1946.
Russell, Walter, 1871-1963.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Portraits, Group.
Sculpture--Pictorial works.



Document Types

Card photographs.
Cartes de visite.
Photographic postcards.
Photographic prints.

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