The purpose of this project is to celebrate Samuel L. Clemens' life in Redding, Connecticut by documenting and showcasing his time here in multiple formats both online and offline. Your donations & site sponsorships will help me dedicate more time to these projects and allow me to get them online sooner.

Monday, June 8

Stormfield- The Property

Samuel L. Clemens' Redding Land Purchases:

First Purchase:
03-24-1906, 75 Acres from William F. and Catherine Kearney

Second Purchase:
05-07-1906, 110 Acres from Albert B. and Arthur S. Hill

Third Purchase:
09-04-1906, 10 Acres from Estate of Sarah E. Jones

Fourth Purchase:
04-10-1909, 125 Acres from Stephen E. Carmina

Fifth Purchase:
07-17-1909, 20 Acres from Isabel V. Lyon Ashcroft

Total Acreage: 340 Acres

Samuel L. Clemens sold pieces of land of varying sizes to the following individuals:

Albert B. Paine
Isabel V. Lyon
Fannie Nash
Mark Twain Library
John W. German
Mabel S. German
Dora L. Paine

Property Transers:

03-19-1923 Estate of Samuel L. Clemens to Margaret E. Given of N.Y., 268.21 Acres

04-21-1924 Mary E. Given of Provincetown, Mass. to Mary G. Millett of N.Y., 268.21 Acres

05-21-1937 Mary G. Millett to Doreen Danks, 268.21 Acres

*Recent property transfers withheld to protect the owners privacy*

Photos of New Stormfield:

1925 Re-Construction Photos:

Aerial of New Stormfield in 1953:

Thank you Gary Banks & Mark Twain Library for the photos!!

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