Happy birthday Mark Twain

One of the greatest American writers was born today, November 30th, in 1835.  The American Heritage Center’s Toppan Rare Book Library not only contains one of the Great American Novels written by Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but other pieces of his writing as well (including, but not limited to):

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

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Front cover, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. Fitzhugh Collection, Toppan Rare Books Library, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center.

Life on the Mississippi

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Front cover, Life on the Mississippi.

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. Fitzhugh Collection, Toppan Rare Books Library, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center.

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Page with illustration from Life on the Mississippi.

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. Fitzhugh Collection, Toppan Rare Books Library, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center.

Eve’s Diary

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First page from Eve’s Diary.

Eve’s Diary: Translated from the Original MS. London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906.  Fitzhugh Collection, Toppan Rare Books Library, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center.

The Toppan Rare Books Library has books from other influential American writers in addition to Mark Twain.  Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Cane, Owen Wister, Willa Cather, Margaret Mitchell, and John Steinbeck are only a few of the vast number of American authors contained within Toppan Library.  For more information about Toppan Library please visit the website at uwyo.edu/ahc/about/departments/toppan/.

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