“A dreamer of dreams, I call it: it is just a gossip with stories”

Fanny Stevenson had left Saranac Lake on October 6th, 1887, to visit her mother and sister Josephine (a banker’s wife) at Danville, Indiana.

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by the editor of the Anderson’s Sale Catalogue, while the original was sold in 1914. See Mehew 6, 1898.]

To his Wife [Anderson’s Sale Catalogues, I, Nov. 1914, 138]

[Saranac Lake, c. 8 October 1887]

My dear fellow,

[…] I have just finished my first paper for Scribner: A dreamer of dreams, I call it: it is just a gossip with stories, but I do not think it is altogether bad.

RLS’s first of twelve essays for Scribner’s Magazine was to be published with the title ‘A Chapter on Dreams’, in Scribner’s Magazine 3, January 1888.

 

[…] By tomorrow, I shall hope to have rewritten it […] and I shall have earned one twelfth part of £720 […]What do you think of that, gay madam? It does seem wrong, does it not? But it can’t be helped. […]

The Scribner periodical Scribner’s Magazine began to be edited by Edward L. Burlingame on January 1887 [http://library.princeton.edu]

There has come a Longman with a most humorous and tactful article by Gosse: ‘Mr R.L. Stevenson as a poet.’

E.W. Gosse, ‘Mr R.L. Stevenson as a poet’, in Longman’s Magazine for October 1887 [https://babel.hathitrust.org] The Oct Longman’s

  

And a few verses by Lang, beginning ‘Dear Louis of the awful cheek’. …

The Longman’s Magazine for October 1887 contained also Andrew Lang’s reply to RLS’s poem ‘To Andrew Lang’ (Underwoods, XIV) [https://babel.hathitrust.org]

RLS’s poem ‘To Andrew Lang’, in ‘Underwoods’, 1887.

 

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Salva

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