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The only person who will really understand it

In the course of January 1883, RLS and his wife came safely at Marseilles and Nice, Where the author’s health quickly mended. [As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 4, 1061.] To Alison Cunningham [Colvin … Continue reading

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This little book would never have been written

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 2, 526.] To Alison Cunningham [Simpson 1898, p. 110] inscription in her copy of An Inland Voyage [Swanston, May 1878.] My dear Cummy, If you had not taken so much … Continue reading

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I wish I might become a man worth talking of

The following is the first which has been preserved of many letters to Alison Cunningham (‘Cummy’), the nurse whose care, during his ailing childhood, had done so much to preserve RLS’s life and awaken his love of tales and poetry, … Continue reading

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