Monthly Archives: September 2018

“The scene of that romance… it jumps like a flea”

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1994.] To Edward L. Burlingame [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 46-48] Saranac Lake, [6 January 1888] Dear Mr. … Continue reading

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“Will my doer collaborate thus much in my new novel?”

In Scotland the term “doer” is used for the law-agent or man of business of any person. RLS invited his friend and lawyer Charles Baxter (1848-1919) to allow himself (under the alias of Mr. Johnstone Thomson) and his office in … Continue reading

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“I know too well how difficult it is to put even two sincere lines upon paper”

[As usual, for critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1986.] To Archibald Charteris [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 55-56] [Saranac Lake, ? December 1887] My dear Dr. Charteris, I have asked Douglas and Foulis to send you my last … Continue reading

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