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The New York Times, August 15, 1937

Twain's Daughter Plans Shaft to Him and Gabrilowitsch

ELIMIRA, N.Y., Aug. 14 (AP). - A granite block, ten feet tall, soon will supplant a small stone which marks the grave of Samuel L. Clemens. The monument also will honor Clemens's son-in-law, the late Ossip Gabrilowitsch, pianist, symphony conductor and composer.

Admirers of Clemens who visit his grave in Woodlawn Cemetery here now find only a small headstone bearing the inscription, "Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain, Nov. 30, 1835-Apr. 21, 1910."

The new monument will be erected by Mrs. Gabrilowitsch, Clemens's daughter and widow of the musician. It will be executed by Enfred Anderson, Elmira sculptor.

The granite block, expected to be placed in the cemetery this Fall, will bear an inscription and portrait heads of the two men.

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