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The Mark Twain Archive: The Papers of John Tuckey
John Tuckey was a well respected scholar in the field of Mark Twain Studies, best known for his careful untangling of the various manuscript fragments behind the work that came to be known as The Mysterious Stranger. In 1990 Dr. Tuckey's widow presented Elmira College with her husband's library of 265 volumes. In 1994 she presented the College with the further gift of Dr. Tuckey's papers. These materials are available in the Mark Twain Archive for the use of scholars. Included are Tuckey's extensive working notes for an unfinished project he referred to as "the interpretive book" dealing with Twain's late works, an undertaking that held promise of becoming another significant addition to the field of Twain studies.