February 14 2017
On this Valentine’s Day, we take a look back at the love story between Samuel Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, and Olivia Langdon, an Elmira native and 1864 Elmira College graduate.
Their relationship is documented, in part, through love letters by the famous author. Twain, known for his wit and humor, shows his softer side in these sweet notes written to Olivia during their courtship. Learn more about Sam and Olivia’s story from the Center of Mark Twain Studies.