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Article Editor: Carly Zander

Sam Clemens aka Mark Twain Rediscovered at Holabird Americana Auction

RENO, NV - June 18, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Holabird Associates ( today announced that The Holabird Americana Auction taking place on Saturday, June 26, in Reno, will feature several important ledgers from the early silver mining camp of Unionville where Sam Clemens (Mark Twain) began his adventures in Nevada.

In December of 1861, Sam Clemens and his brother went to Unionville hoping to strike it rich. While some of Clemens' activities had been documented courtesy of his published letters in the University of California's Mark Twain Project volumes and through his own writings in "Roughing It," no other correlative factual information has ever been found -- until now.

The Clemens Ledgers and other important western Americana are part of an approximate 500 lot auction to be held in Reno June 26, part of an important collection formed by San Francisco physician Dr. James D. Jacobitz over a thirty year period. Long considered one of the premier collectors of Western Americana and Nevadiana, Dr. Jacobitz specialized in Nevada photographs and documents from the Nevada Territorial period and the 1860's in general.

In addition to the rare Clemens documents, the auction also includes:

  • 120 original photographs and documents from the Territorial period (pre-1864).

  • An original photograph from Gold Hill taken in late 1861 to early 1862 and an 1868-9 view of Elko are highlights of the early Nevada photographs.

  • Selections from the Frank Gafford Coca-Cola collection including one of the rarest Coca-Cola trays circa 1909, as well as an extremely rare paper label Coca-Cola syrup barrel. Additional Coca-Cola items include authentic thermometers, a wall clock, a 1924 calendar and other trays.

  • The first ledger of the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Los Angeles (1871-1917), containing the names and signatures of nearly every important Southern California businessman of the period.

  • Items from Wells Fargo, rare western autographs, broadsides, letters, diaries, rare maps, mining hard goods, and other facets of western lore.

A fully illustrated color catalogue of all items available for auction on June 26, is available, free of charge online at or you can order a catalogue by calling Holabird Americana at (775) 852-8822.

Holabird Americana L.L.C., 3555 Airway Dr. #308, Reno, NV 89511.

Auction Location:
Washoe Grill
4201 W. 4th St. Reno
Saturday, June 26, 2004

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