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The real "Becky Thatcher" death....
Item # 661337
December 27, 1928
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 27, 1928
* Laura Hawkins Frazer death (1st report)
* Childhood sweetheart of Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens
* "Becky Thatcher" The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Page 23 has a one column heading: "MRS. FRASER DIES; CHUM OF TWAIN" with subheads that include: "The Becky Thatcher of Famous Humorist's Books Succumbs at the Age of 91" and more. (see) First report coverage on the death of Laura Hawkins Frazer, inspiration for Becky Thatcher in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.
Category: The 20th Century