rior to being moved to Elmira College in 1952, this little octagonal building was located on Quarry Farm on East Hill, where Mark Twain wrote eight of his famous works. Samuel Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 and as Mark Twain, he became one of the nation’s best-known storytellers. His humoristic style captivated people of all ages, and his Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been heralded as the “great American novel.” Most of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the entire Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were written by Clemens in this study.
This photo is another of the many that have been contributed by Mike Paul to our Photo of the Month Collection. You can view more of Mike’s photos of Elmira that he has shared with us here.