TWAIN ESTATE MOUNTS
Report by Trustees Shows Principal Is $403,336
Special to The New York Times
REDDING, Conn., April 19 - The principal of Mark Twain's estate amounts to $403,336, according to a report submitted today to Probate Judge Hjalmar Anderson here.
For fifty years the business affairs of this town's most famous citizen have been prospering as they never did during the lifetime of the author, who is referred to in the annual statements of the trustees of the estate by his proper name Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
The report presented to Judge Anderson by Charles W. Pettengill of Greenwich, lawyer for the trustees, showed a total income of $57,691 last year. Of that sum Mrs. Clara Clemens Samossoud of San Diego, Calif., a daughter, received about $38,000. Royalties yielded roughly $20,000 as usual.
The report was submitted in an informal ceremony in Town Hall, which Mark Twain visited frequently in the last years of his life.
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