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Full Name: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
Biography:
(1835-1910) Author. Samuel Clemens married Olivia Langdon of Elmira, New York, and spent about 20 summers at a residence there. Twain edited the local paper, The Morning Express. Twain came to New York City in 1900 and lived at 14 West 10th Street in the Washington Square area of Manhattan before moving to 21 5th Avenue where he lived until 1908. Twain's house, at 21 Fifth Avenue, was designed by James Renwick, Jr., who designed Saint Patrick's Cathedral. There is a plaque on the Brevoort apartment building at 5th Avenue and 9th Street. He also stayed at the Hotel Chelsea in 1888 and lived, from 1901 to 1903, in Holbrook House (now Wave Hill), at 675 West 252nd Street in Riverdale, New York. In 2011 the United States Postal Service issued its twenty-seventh stamp in the Literary Arts series in honor of Mark Twain.
Author's Timeline:
1870 Chemung County
Clemens married Olivia Langdon of Elmira, New York, in 1870, and spent about 20 summers at a residence there, working on such classics as "Tom Sawyer" (1876), "Huckleberry Finn" (1884), "The Prince and the Pauper" (1882), and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1889). Elmira College has preserved Twain's octagonal study, including his round desk, various chairs, typewriter, etc. 
1869 Erie County
Mr. Clemens lived at 472 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York, from 1869 to 1871, and was the editor of the Buffalo Express newspaper in the 1870s.  
1890 Greene County
Lived, in the summer of 1890, in Lawrence Hutton's cottage in Tannersville, New York. There is a plaque on a boulder near the site. 
1902 Westchester County
Clemens owned land at Benedict and Highland, Hillcrest, in Tarrytown, New York from 1902 to 1905; there is a historical marker. 
1901 Bronx County
In 1901-1903, Twain lived in Holbrook House (now Wave Hill), at 675 West 252nd St. in Riverdale, New York, where he wrote "A Double-Barreled Detective Story." 
1900 New York County
Mark Twain lived at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, New York, from 1900 to 1901. 
1903 Niagara County
Niagara
Twain wrote of the falls. 
1835 (Unknown) County
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri, in 1835. 
1910 (Unknown) County
Mark Twain died in Redding, Connecticut in 1910. 
1876 Chemung County
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Novel. 
1884 Chemung County
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Novel. 
1882 Chemung County
The Prince and the Pauper
Novel. 
1889 Chemung County
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Novel. 
1910 Chemung County
Clemens is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York. 
1869 (Unknown) County
The Innocents Abroad
Nonfiction. 
1883 (Unknown) County
Life On The Mississippi
 
1867 (Unknown) County
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Short story. 
1938 (Unknown) County
Letters From The Sandwich Islands
 
1939 (Unknown) County
Letters from Honolulu
 
? New York County
Mark Twain appeared frequently at various events at Carnegie Hall. 

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