American satirist, travel writer and author (1835-1910), Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Clemens) wrote with great wit and is often referred to as the author of the "great American novel". We have an interesting autograph letter signed in black pen ink, offerering both "S.L. Clemens" and "Mark Twain" signatures, from Twain to an unknown correspondent regarding the delivery of a large box to Liverpool. One page with central gatefold (written on two sides), Hotel Normandy, Paris, April, 15 1879. Twain travelled to Europe in 1878 to compile a travel book which was to be called 'A Tramp Abroad' (1880). He stayed at the Hotel Normandy during his stay in Paris during which he hoped to finish writing his book. Unfortunately the weather was very poor and his writing was left incomplete. He sailed to Liverpool from Paris and took the steamer back to America on the 3rd September 1879. Measures 200x125mm. With expected mailing folds which affects the 'i' and 'n' of 'Twain' and the 'S' of the first initial, paper restoration to horizontal crease, sepia-toned photograph affixed to letter and small areas of spotting and surface scuffing.