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The New York Times, December 4, 1910

Mark Twain's Relatives.

To the Editor of The New York Times:

THE TIMES of Thursday morning in its report of the Mark Twain memorial meeting at Carnegie Hall says: "No near relative of Mark Twain was present. His daughter, Mrs. Ossip Gabrilowitsch, is in Europe." Besides his daughter, Mark Twain had no near relatives living, at least in this vicinity, although some members of his sister's family may be living at Fredonia, in this State. His nephew, Samuel E. Moffett of Collier's Weekly, was drowned at Atlantic City two or three years ago, leaving me, a second cousin, his next nearest of kin here, as far as I have been able to discover, and I am pretty sure he never made any efforts himself in that direction. P. S. - I was present at the memorial meeting.

New York, Dec. 1, 1910

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