Dear Sir, I do not know if you ever observed me

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]

Dear Sir,

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.

Robert Chambers (1832-88) was the editor of a book on golfing and Chambers’s Journal. RLS had followed him round St. Andrews Links, North Berwick, when a boy [https://books.google.it]

Robert Chambers (1832-88) was the editor of a book on golfing and Chambers’s Journal. RLS had followed him round St. Andrews Links, North Berwick, when a boy
[https://books.google.it]

Ladies’ golf club, St. Andrews Links, North Berwick, 1894 [www.scottishgolfhistory.org]

Ladies’ golf club, St. Andrews Links, North Berwick, 1894 [www.scottishgolfhistory.org]

 

St. Andrews Links, North Berwick [www.northberwickgolfclub.com]

St. Andrews Links, North Berwick [www.northberwickgolfclub.com]

St. Andrews Links [www.1golf.eu/images]

St. Andrews Links [www.1golf.eu/images]

[www.homeatfirst.com]

St. Andrews Links [www.homeatfirst.com]

[www.homeatfirst.com]

St. Andrews Links [www.homeatfirst.com]

St. Andrews Links [www.homeatfirst.com]

St. Andrews Links [www.homeatfirst.com]

 

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?

https://ia902704.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/21/items/chamberssjourna01unkngoog/chamberssjourna01unkngoog_jp2.zip&file=chamberssjourna01unkngoog_jp2/chamberssjourna01unkngoog_0025.jp2&scale=2.528963414634146&rotate=0

Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, 1883 [https://ia902704.us.archive.org]

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.

Yours truly,

Robert Louis Stevenson

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Robert_Chambers%27_grave%2C_Dean_Cemetery.JPG

Chambers family grave, Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh [https://upload.wikimedia.org]

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