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The New York Times, November 23, 1910


William Dean Howells to Preside at a Memorial Service Here Next Week.

A memorial service for "Mark Twain' will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Carnegie Hall. William Dean Howells, one of the closest literary associates of Mr. Clemens, will preside, and the speakers will include Joseph H. Choate, the Rev. Joseph Hopkins Twichell, long pastor of the church at Hartford, Conn., attended by the Clemens family; Champ Clark, Speaker Joseph Cannon, Col. Henry Watterson, and the Rev. Dr. Henry Van Dyke.

Mr. Howells is head of the Executive Committee in charge of the arrangements. He is assisted by William Milligan Sloane and Robert Underwood Johnson. Others in the Memorial committee are Edwin Austin, Henry Mills Alden, John White Alexander, John Bigelow, Arthur Twining Hadley, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Thomas Hastings, Henry James, Henry Cabot Lodge, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Brander Matthews, Bliss Perry, James Ford Rhodes, Henry Van Dyke, and Woodrow Wilson.

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