Joseph Hopkins Twichell


The young Joseph Hopkins Twichell while a student at Yale

You have arrived at my former website which featured some of my early work on Twichell, pastor of Asylum Hill Congregational Church from 1865 to 1912.

He is most associated with his close friend Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) but was a significant figure in New England and America as well, living through an era of extraordinary and dynamic change. For a bit more detail, see my brief biography of Joseph Hopkins Twichell.

You can learn more in my books Joseph Hopkins Twichell: The Life and Times of Mark Twain's Closest Friend, The Civil War Letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell: A Chaplain's Story (co-edited with Peter Messent), and The Letters of Mark Twain and Joseph Hopkins Twichell (co-edited with Peter Messent and Harold K. Bush).

All are now available in paperback from the University of Georgia Press via the links above.

I can be reached at sdcourtney at hotmail dot com or steve.courtney at marktwainhouse dot org.