Mark Twain Books in Public Library Catalogs

This file is a list of public libraries in the United States that were founded before 1920. The list was compiled to support a project on public library holdings of Mark Twain's major works during his lifetime (e.g., 1869-1910). The author contacted each library in 2008 to ask whether the library owned printed catalogs, accession books, or other records listing titles in their collections during the 1870s-1910s. If a library owned such records, staff were asked to check the records for holdings of 9 of Mark Twain's books, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Puddinhead Wilson, and other works. For more information about the scope and limitations of this file, contact Bernadette A. Lear,



Work Title Mark Twain Books in Public Library Catalogs
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  1. Bernadette A. Lear
  1. Mark Twain
  2. Public Libraries
  3. Library Catalogs
  4. Samuel Langhorne Clemens
  5. American Literature
License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Work Type Dataset
Publication Date 2008
  1. United States--History--1865-1921
  2. American literature--19th century
  3. Public libraries--Acquisitions
  4. Public libraries--Book lists
  5. American literature--20th century
  6. Archival materials
  7. Library catalogs--Bibliography
  1. English
Deposited November 08, 2012




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