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Collection Number: 03856-z

Collection Title: Cyril Clemens Papers, 1936-1976.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 11 items
Abstract Cyril Clemens (1902- ) was editor of the Mark Twain Journal and president of an international Mark Twain society. The collection includes letters received by Clemens in connection with the Mark Twain Journal, including responses to inquiries about George Santayana; two letters (photocopies), 1936 and 1951, from Robert Frost to Clemens, about Frost's habits as a correspondent and other matters; and a letter (photocopy), 1943, from Winston Churchill to Clemens, pertaining to Churchill's contact with Mark Twain.
Creator Clemens, Cyril, 1902-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Cyril Clemens Papers, #3856-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Cyril Clemens of Kirkwood, Miss., March 1968, September 1976, and June 1979.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Cyril Clemens (1902- ) was editor of the Mark Twain Journal and president of an international Mark Twain society. Clemens was a native of St. Louis, Mo.; son of James R. and Katherine Boland Clemens; and a kinsman of Samuel L. Clemens.

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The collection includes letters received by Cyril Clemens in connection with the Mark Twain Journal, including responses to inquiries about George Santayana; two letters (photocopies), 1936 and 1951, from Robert Frost to Clemens, about Frost's habits as a correspondent and other matters; and a letter (photocopy), 1943, from Winston Churchill to Clemens, pertaining to Churchill's contact with Mark Twain.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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