Mark Twain's Speeches, Part 2

Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910)

This collection of the 195 known, publicly-printed speeches of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was compiled by Paul Fatout and published by the University of Iowa Press. The speeches are in the Public Domain, and our thanks go to the University of Iowa for making them available for this Public Domain audio recording. They were compiled in the University of Iowa Press book entitled "Mark Twain Speaking" and are arranged, chronologically, from Twain's first authenticated public speech in 1864, to his last speech, exactly 7 months before he died. Extensive analysis (for instance how other publications interpreted identical interview sessions), notes, appendix and index are included in the printed work. - Summary by John Greenman

Genre(s): Humor, Literary Collections, Writing & Linguistics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction John Greenman
00:01:39
Play 01 Presentation Speech - Maguire's Opera House, San Francisco, June 12, 1864 John Greenman
00:05:31
Play 02 Sandwich Islands Lecture - First Given in San Francisco, October 2, 1866 John Greenman
00:42:40
Play 03 Concluding Remarks - Congress Hall, San Francisco, December 10, 1866 John Greenman
00:07:09
Play 04 Address to the Czar - Yalta, Russia, August 25, 1867 John Greenman
00:02:48
Play 05 Pilgrim Life - Platt's Hall, San Francisco, April 14-15, 1868 John Greenman
00:06:58
Play 06 Introductory Remarks - Mercantile Library, San Francisco, Juy 2, 1868 John Greenman
00:03:12
Play 07 The American Vandal Abroad - Lyceum Season, November 17, 1868 John Greenman
00:37:56
Play 08 Concluding Remarks - Protestant Orphan Asylum Benefit, Case Hall, Cleveland, January 22, 1869 John Greenman
00:03:54
Play 09 The Reliable Contraband - New York Press Club Dinner, Elmonico's, June 5, 1869 John Greenman
00:08:23
Play 10 Artemus Ward Lecture - Lecture Season 1871-72 John Greenman
00:21:39
Play 11 Roughing It Lecture - Lecture Season, 1871-72; England, 1873 John Greenman
01:00:37
Play 12 On Governor Nye - Steinway Hall, New York, January 24, 1872 John Greenman
00:01:14
Play 13 Dinner Speech - The Aldine Dinner, St. James Hotel, New York, Early February, 1872 John Greenman
00:11:51
Play 14 Dinner Speech - Whitefriars Club, London, ca. Ocotber 1872 John Greenman
00:05:32
Play 15 After-Dinner Speech - Meeting of Americans, London, July 4, 1873 John Greenman
00:08:18
Play 16 The Guests - St. Andrews Society Dinner, London, November 29, 1873 John Greenman
00:03:36
Play 17 Introducing The Reverend Charles Kingsley - Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, ca. February 14, 1874 John Greenman
00:03:58
Play 18 Dinner Speech - Massachusetts Press Association, Boston, February 17, 1874 John Greenman
00:07:57
Play 19 Curtain Speech - Opening of The Gilded Age, Park Theatre, New York, September 16, 1874 John Greenman
00:05:18
Play 20 Curtain Speech - One Hundredth Performance of The Gilded Age, Park Theatre, New York, Deccember 23, 1874 John Greenman
00:04:13
Play 21 Introductory Remarks - Spelling Match, Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford, May 12, 1875 John Greenman
00:07:44
Play 22 Political Speech - Republican Mass Meeting, Allyn Hall, Hartford, Spet. 30, 1876 John Greenman
00:07:17
Play 23 Curtain Speech - Opening of Ah Sin, Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York, July 31, 1877 John Greenman
00:07:07
Play 24 Dinner Speech - Putnam Phalanx Dinner for the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, Allyn House, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1877 John Greenman
00:11:21
Play 25 Dinner Speech - Farewell Banquet for Bayard Taylor, Delmonico's, New York, April 4, 1878 John Greenman
00:10:46
Play 26 Dinner Speech - Anglo-American Club Banquet, Heidelberg, Germanay, Juy 4, 1878 John Greenman
00:06:28
Play 27 Dinner Speech - Stanley Club, Paris, ca. April 1879 John Greenman
00:07:44
Play 28 Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism - Stomach Club Dinner, Paris, Spring 1879 John Greenman
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Play 29 Introducing General Hawley - Republican Meeting, Elmira, New York, October 16, 1879 John Greenman
00:06:31
Play 30 Impromptu Speech - Thirteenth Reunion, Army of the Tennessee, Haverly's Theater, Chicago. November 12, 1879 John Greenman
00:01:36
Play 31 Speech - Atantic Monthly Breakfast, Seventieth Birthday of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Boston, December 3, 1879 John Greenman
00:06:02
Play 32 Welcome to General Grant - Hartford, October 16, 1880 John Greenman
00:06:15
Play 33 Political Speech - Republican Rally, Hartford Opera House, October 26, 1880 John Greenman
00:25:39
Play 34 Funeral Oration Over the Grave of the Democratic Party - Republican Jollifiction, Opera House, Hartford, November 2, 1880 John Greenman
00:05:45
Play 35 The Benefit of Judicious Training - Twelfth Annual Reunion Banquet, Army of the Potomac, Allyn House, Hartford, June 8, 1881 John Greenman
00:12:13
Play 36 De Woman wid de Gold'n Arm - Reading Selection, First Used About 1881 and Often Thereafter John Greenman
00:06:27
Play 37 Dinner Speech - Dinner for Mark Twain, Windsor Hotel, Montreal, December 8, 1881 John Greenman
00:14:45
Play 38 At a Dinner for Monsieur Fr├ęchette of Quebec - Hotel Windsor, Holyoke, Massachusetts, January 31, 1882 John Greenman
00:06:03
Play 39 Advice to Youth - Saturday Morning Club, Boston, April 15, 1882 John Greenman
00:09:34
Play 40 Woman - God Bless Her - Seventy-seventh Annual Dinner, New England Society of New York, Delmonico's, December 22, 1882 John Greenman
00:10:23
Play 41 Introducing George W. Cable - Unity Hall, Hartford, April 4, 1883 John Greenman
00:03:13
Play 42 On Adam - Royal Literary and Scientific Society Dinner, Ottawa, May 23, 1883 John Greenman
00:10:58
Play 43 Dinner Speech - Banquet of Wheelmen, Springfield, Massachusetts, September 16 or 17, 1883 John Greenman
00:02:25
Play 44 Turncoats - Political Meeting, Hartford, Late October 1884 John Greenman
00:08:51
Play 45 Remarks as Chairman - Mugwump Rally, Allyn Hall, Hartford, October 20, 1884 John Greenman
00:03:45
Play 46 Mock Oration on the Dead Partisan - Early November 1884 John Greenman
00:05:37
Play 47 On Speech-Making Reform - Tile Club Dinner for Laurence Hutton, New York, March 31, 1885 John Greenman
00:15:07
Play 48 Huck Saves Jim - From Huckleberry Finn, a Reading Often Used from 1885 On John Greenman
00:14:24
Play 49 The Compositor - Typothetae Dinner, Delmonico's, New York, January 18, 1886 - PLUS Rejected Version of Typothetae Speech John Greenman
00:17:48
Play 50 Remarks on Copyright - Before the Committee on Patents, United States Senate, Washington, D.C., January 20-29, 1886 John Greenman
00:11:43
Play 51 Yankee Smith of Camelot - Military Service Institution, Governor's Island, New York, November 11, 1886 John Greenman
00:07:30
Play 52 Dinner Speech - Stationers Board of Trade Dinner, Hotel Brunswick, New York, February 10, 1887 John Greenman
00:07:57
Play 53 An Author's Soldiering - Twenty-Second Reunion Banquet, Union Veterans Association of Maryland, Hotel Rennert, Baltimore, April 8, 1887 John Greenman
00:10:38
Play 54 Dinner Speech - Ninth Annual Renunion Banquet, Army and Navy Club of Connecticut, Central Hall, Hartford, April 27, 1887 John Greenman
00:09:04
Play 55 Post-Prandial Oratory - Forefather's Day Dinner, Congregational Club, Music Hall, Boston, December 20, 1887 John Greenman
00:17:26
Play 56 Yale College Speech - Yale Alumni Association Banquet, Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, February 6, 1889 John Greenman
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Play 57 Introducing Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye and James Whitcomb Riley - Tremont Temple, Boston, February 28, 1889 John Greenman
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Play 58 The Long Clam - Supper for Edwin Booth, Delmonico's New York, March 30, 1889 John Greenman
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Play 59 The Grand Tour--1. The Sandwich Islands - Baseball Dinner, Delmonico's, New York, April 8, 1889 John Greenman
00:11:41
Play 60 Dinner Speech - Fellowcroft Club Dinner, New Yrok, November 15, 1889 John Greenman
00:12:07
Play 61 Interview - Hartford, Early December, 1889 John Greenman
00:09:22
Play 62 The Christening Yarn - Often Used From About 1889-1890 John Greenman
00:05:15
Play 63 Curtain Speech - Opening of The Prince and the Pauper, Broadway Theatre, New York, January 20, 1890 John Greenman
00:02:17
Play 64 On Foreign Critics - Dinner for Max O'Rell, Everettt House, Boston, April 27, 1890 John Greenman
00:10:31
Play 65 Dinner Speech - National Wholesale Druggists Association Banquet, Washington, D.C., ca. September 1890 John Greenman
00:06:14
Play 66 Dinner Speech - Dinner for Judge Robert A. Pryor, Astor House, New York, October 9, 1890 John Greenman
00:04:24
Play 67 Two Dinner Speeches - Lotos Club Dinner for Mark Twain, New York, November 11, 1893 John Greenman
00:08:06
Play 68 Dinner Speech - Dinner for Brander Matthews, New York, ca. December 1893 John Greenman
00:03:48
Play 69 Advice - Dedication of Town Hall, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, February 22, 1894 John Greenman
00:10:00
Play 70 Curtain Speech - Performance of Pudd'nhead Wilson, Herald Square Theatre, New York, May 22, 1895 John Greenman
00:09:02
Play 71 Morals Lecture - Music Hall, Cleveland, July 15, 1895, Prototype of Subsequent Tour Performances John Greenman
00:29:50
Play 72 Interview - Vancouver, B.C. August 19, 1895 John Greenman
00:05:00
Play 73 His Grandfather's Old Ram - Told on the World Tour, 1895-96, and on Other Occasions John Greenman
00:10:56
Play 74 Dinner Speech - Dinner for Mark Twain, Yorick Club, Melbourne, Australia, October 3, 1895 John Greenman
00:21:00
Play 75 Four Speeches - Smoke Night, Australian Institute of Journalists, Cathedral Hotel, Melbourne, Australia, October 27, 1895 John Greenman
00:12:54
Play 76 Supper Speech - Savage Club Supper for Mark Twain, Provincial Council Chamber, Christchurch, New Zealand, November 15, 1895 John Greenman
00:07:56
Play 77 Speech - Commemoration Luncheon, Glenelg, Australia, December 30, 1895 John Greenman
00:07:34
Play 78 Punch, Brothers, Punch - Read on World Tour Programs, 1895-96, and on Other Occasions John Greenman
00:09:59
Play 79 Interview - Bombay, India, ca. January 22, 1896 John Greenman
00:05:33
Play 80 Dinner Speech - New Vagabonds Club Dinner for Mr. and Mrs. Clemens, London, June 29, 1899 John Greenman
00:11:11
Play 81 Remarks on Copyright - Select Committee Hearing, House of Lords, April 3, 1900 John Greenman
00:05:12
Play 82 Travelogue - Dockside, New York, October 15, 1900 John Greenman
00:05:33
Play 83 Remarks - Woman's Press Club Tea, Carnegie Hall, New York, October 27, 1900 John Greenman
00:06:02
Play 84 Three Speeches - New York Press Club Reception for Mark Twain, November 12,1900 John Greenman
00:09:48
Play 85 Introducing Winston S. Churchill - Grand Ballroom, Hotel Waldorf-Astoria, New York, December 12, 1900 John Greenman
00:06:56
Play 86 Speech - Annual Meeting, Hebrew Technical School for Girls, Temple Emanu-El, New York, January 20, 1901 John Greenman
00:07:53
Play 87 Speech - Annual Meeting, University Settlement Society, New York, February 2, 1901 John Greenman
00:10:56
Play 88 Remarks as Chairman - Lincoln Celebration, Benefit of Lincoln Memorial University, Carnegie Hall, New York, February 11, 1901 John Greenman
00:09:11
Play 89 Remarks on Osteopathy - Committee on Public Health, New York, General Assembly, Albany, February 27, 1901 John Greenman
00:14:08
Play 90 Training That Pays - Monthly Supper, Male Teachers Association, Hotel Albert, New York, March 16, 1901 John Greenman
00:05:01
Play 91 Dinner Speech - Lotos Club Dinner for Governor Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., New York, March 23, 1901 John Greenman
00:09:54
Play 92 Dinner Speech - First Banquet, Missouri Society of New York, Hotel Waldorf-Astoria, May 28, 1901 John Greenman
00:03:20
Play 93 Speech-Making Experiment - Bar Harbor, Maine, August 14, 1901 John Greenman
00:02:57
Play 94 Two Political Speeches - Noonday Meeting, Order of Acorns, 350 Broadway, New York, October 29, 1901 John Greenman
00:03:10
Play 95 Mock Eulogy of Tammany - Acorns Election Jubilee, New York, November 6, 1901 John Greenman
00:03:50
Play 96 Speech - Good Citizenship Association, East Side Settlement House, New York, November 7, 1901 John Greenman
00:05:43
Play 97 Dinner Speech - Lotos Club Dinner for Joseph H. Choate, New York, November 16, 1901 John Greenman
00:10:28
Play 98 Scotch Humor - One hundred forty-fifth Annual Dinner, St. Andrew's Society, Delmonico's, New York, November 30, 1901 John Greenman
00:07:02
Play 99 Dinner Speech - Yale Alumni Association Dinner, Allyn Hall, Hartford, January 31, 1902 John Greenman
00:05:00
Play 100 Dinner Speech - Twentieth Anniversary Dinner, Society of Medical Jurisprudence, Hotel Savoy, New York, March 8, 1902 John Greenman
00:07:14
Play 101 Remarks - Hannibal High School Graduation Exercises, Park Theatre, May 30, 1902 John Greenman
00:12:46
Play 102 Speech - University of Missouri Commencement, Columbia, June 4, 1902 John Greenman
00:16:10
Play 103 Remarks - Christening of Harbor Boat Mark Twain, St. Louis, June 6, 1902 John Greenman
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Play 104 Remarks - Unveiling of a Tablet Commemorating Eugene Field, St. Louis, June 6, 1902 John Greenman
00:01:02
Play 105 Speech on Art - Art Students Association Luncheon for Mark Twain, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Louis, June 7, 1902 John Greenman
00:14:55
Play 106 Dinner Speech - Lotos Club Dinner for General Horace Porter, New York, June 17, 1902 John Greenman
00:19:53
Play 107 Reminiscences - The Ends of the Earth Club, Hotel Savoy, New York, February 16, 1906 John Greenman
00:04:49
Play 108 Introducing Dr. Henry Van Dyke - Late February or Early March, 1906 John Greenman
00:15:59
Play 109 Speech - Robert Fulton Monument Association Benefit, Carnegie Hall, New York, April 19, 1906 John Greenman
00:11:34
Play 110 Remarks as Presiding Officer - San Francisco Relief Meeting, Casino, New York, April 21, 1906 John Greenman
00:03:12
Play 111 Dinner Speech - Associated Press Banquet, Hotel Waldorf-Astoria, New York, September 19, 1906 John Greenman
00:19:09
Play 112 Interview - Washington, D.C., December 7, 1906 John Greenman
00:10:12
Play 113 Burlesque Temperance Lecture - Dinner Party for Clara Clemens, 21 Fifth Avenue, New York, December 31, 1906 John Greenman
00:04:09
Play 114 Reminiscences of Longfellow and Others - Interview, February 23, 1907 John Greenman
00:06:28
Play 115 Dinner Speech - Government House, Annapolis, Maryland, May 10, 1907 John Greenman
00:16:30
Play 116 Interview - Aboard S.S. Minneapolis, New York, June 8, 1907 John Greenman
00:03:43
Play 117 Monologue on the Royal Garden Party - Windsor Castle, England, June 22, 1907 John Greenman
00:05:08
Play 118 Dinner Speech - Lord Mayor's Dinner for the Savage Club, Mansion House, London, June 29, 1907 John Greenman
00:09:27
Play 119 Our Guest - Lord Mayor's Banquet for Mark Twain, Town Hall, Liverpool, July 10, 1907 John Greenman
00:25:24
Play 120 Interview - Dockside, New York, July 22, 1907 John Greenman
00:05:27
Play 121 Bishop Speech - Between October 5 and 17, 1907 John Greenman
00:16:35
Play 122 Story - Told to Garrison Children, Hamilton, Bermuda, April 6, 1908 John Greenman
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Play 123 Interview - New York, April 13, 1908 John Greenman
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Play 124 Dinner Speech - New York Postgraduate Medical School and Hospital Dinner, Delmonicco's, New York, January 20, 1909 John Greenman
00:18:45
Play 125 Dinner Speech - Lotos Club Dinner for Andrew Carnegie, March 17, 1909 John Greenman
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Play 126 Remarks - The Misses Tewksbury's School Graduation, Baltimore, Maryland, June 9, 1909 John Greenman
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Play 127 Last Known Comments - Concert, Stormfield, Redding, Connecticut, September 21st, 1909 John Greenman
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