Mark Twain's 70th birthday dinner menu

From their historical collection of menus (among the largest in the world), the New York Public Library, in honor of this beloved American author’s recent birthday, posted the dinner menu for Mark Twain’s 70th birthday celebration which was held in 1835 at Delmonico’s in NYC.

Mark Twain is enjoying a resurgence as his recently published autobiography has become one of the hot holiday gifts this year and is selling out in bookstores across the country.