Monthly Archives: July 2019

“I hope I shall pull off that damned ending”

RLS’s stepdaughter Belle, her husband Joe Strong and their son Austin (then 8 y. o.) had lived in Honolulu since 1882. The Stevenson party joined them on 24 January 1889, moving to a bungalow, Manuia Lanai, at Waikiki, 3 miles … Continue reading

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“Twenty days out from Papeete”

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2130.] To Sidney Colvin [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 105-8] Yacht Casco, at Sea, 14 January, 1889. My dear … Continue reading

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“And then I knew for sure that they were all children in a fairy-story”

[As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2129.] To Thomas Archer [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 91-4] Tautira, Island of Taiti [? 18 December 1888] Dear Tomarcher, This is a pretty state of things! seven … Continue reading

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“So now if you please, Louis is no more Louis, but is known as Terii-Tera”

This letter from Fanny Stevenson serves to explain allusions in RLS’s letters. [Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2127.] Fanny Stevenson to Sidney Colvin … Continue reading

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