On the campus of Elmira College in Chemung County sits a small octagonal building — a reminder of one of the nation’s best writers. In 1874, this study was presented to Mark Twain by his sister-in-law at her home at Quarry Farm. Here Twain wrote parts of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, and many other works of the famous humorist. In 1952, the study was relocated to the grounds of Elmira College. Since then, many other statues, memorials and collections have arrived to form the Center for Mark Twain Studies. Today, the Center is one of the leading research facilities on Chemung County’s most famous author.
A place that continues to inspire, The Mark Twain Study at Elmira College an essential stop on New York’s Path Through History.
Photos Courtesy of:
The Chemung County Historical Society