Posted by Kate on May 15, 1998 at 20:48:12:
In response to For the Possession crew, written by Jane Elizabeth on May 15, 1998 at 17:23:47
] I've been away from Pemberley for ages, but I've been carrying a clipping around since February that I wanted to share with any of the Possession readers checking in (hi, Kate! At least I know you're there).
Hi JE - great to hear from you!
] The manuscript was written in 1898 and concerns Twain's opinions on copyright issues. The article describes its great importance to the study of Twain and copyright law, but what I loved was the story of the discovery. A graduate student, Siva Vaidhyanathan, dug the yellowed, marked up document out of a box labelled "Copyright." He is quoted:
] "I kept thinking, 'This is a major discovery' And then my next thought would be 'No, it can't be. I'm just a graduate student."
] Amazing things do happen, even to obscure graduate students laboring in dusty libraries. Perhaps one of JA's letters will turn up after all!
Great story. And yes, you never know!
- Hi Jane Elizabeth Hil 17:14:15 5/17/98 (0)
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