Mark Twain Study
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The Mark Twain Study is located on the campus of Elmira College at One Park Place in Elmira, NY.
Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, married an Elmira resident Olivia Langdon. They spent many summers with Olivia's sister, Susan Crane, at her mansion at Quarry Farm in Elmira. In 1874, Susan and Theodore Crane gave this study to Samuel Clemens as a gift. The one-room octagonal building, equipped with a fireplace, was placed about 100 yards from the main house at Quarry Farm.
Here Mark Twain wrote major portions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Prince and the Pauper, A Tramp Abroad, and several shorter works. In 1952, the Mark Twain Study was moved from Quarry Farm to the Elmira College campus where it is staffed by student docents and open to the public. The study is was designated Literary Landmark in 1998. A bronze plaque in the study is inscribed:
LITERARY LANDMARK REGISTER
MARK TWAIN STUDY
AT ELMIRA COLLEGE
The study in which
wrote ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
and many other classics
is a designated Literary Landmark
by Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
The Mark Twain Study is open:
May 1st to Labor Day:
Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Closed Sunday and Monday and for Elmira College holidays)
After Labor Day until October 15th:
Saturdays 9:30 - 4:30