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Mark Twain visits Parliament 1907

The American author Mark Twain (1835-1910) visited Parliament on 2 July 1907.

 

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This was to be Mark Twain’s final visit to London. The main purpose of his visit was to collect an honorary degree from Oxford University; an honour which he regarded as one of the highest, if not the highest of his life. The author spent much of the summer of 1907 in London and his widespread popularity made him a much sought after guest. In addition to visiting Parliament he was given a garden party by King Edward VII at Windsor Castle.

 

The photograph also includes Edmund Gosse, David Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford, Mr Walter, Sir John Henniker Heaton, Sir Hugh McCalmont and Sydney Charles Buxton, Earl Buxton.

 

Photo by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone. This photograph is part of the parliamentary photographic collection.

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