Category Archives: Robert Louis Stevenson

“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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“Hunger my driver, I go where I must”

Evidently a continuation of the previous letter. [For correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2122] To Charles Baxter [Baxter Letters, p. 239-40, http://www.hathitrust.org%5D Tautira [8 or 9 November 1888] My dear Charles, I forgot: Mrs. Mary … Continue reading

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“The exile threatens to be eternal”

[As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2121] To Charles Baxter [Baxter Letters, pp. 237-8, at http://www.hathitrust.org%5D Tautira (The Garden of the World), otherwise called Hans-Christian-Andersen-ville [8 or 9 November 1888] My dear Charles, … Continue reading

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“The children beat their parents here; it does not make their parents any better”

RLS addressed a part of this letter to William Archer’s son, ‘Tomarcher’, then aged three. [As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2119] To William and Thomas Archer [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 85-6] Taiti, … Continue reading

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“I could bear to go down myself, but not to have much MS go down with me”

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2118.] To Sidney Colvin [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 82-4] Taiti, October 16th, 1888 My dear Colvin, … Continue reading

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