Mark Twain’s study

On the campus of Elmira College

Susan and Theodore Crane surprised their brother-in-law Samuel L. Clemens with this study in 1874. It was placed about 100 yards from the main house at Quarry Farm on a knoll overlooking the Chemung River Valley. In this octagonal building, Mark Twain wrote major portions of The Adventures of Tom SawyerAdventures of Huckleberry FinnLife on the MississippiA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s CourtThe Prince and the PauperA Tramp Abroad, and many short pieces.

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