Wishing to help a friend who wanted to contribute to Chambers’ Journal.
[As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1440.]
To Robert Chambers [Simpson, R.L. Stevenson’s Edinburgh Days, 1898, pp. 277-278]
[Skerryvore, ? June 1885]
I do not know if you ever observed me, but I have more than once followed your triumphant progress round a golfing green, and though this would hardly stand for an introduction, I daresay you know me by name.
The paper enclosed is by a friend of mine, and it seemed to me very suitable to Chambers’ Journal. Will you look at it and let me know?
This is a very incongruous letter altogether. The last incongruity is that I should put this infinitesimal rag of paper into such a mighty continent as the envelope.
Robert Louis Stevenson