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“You should have seen us counting over the ship’s specie today: Treasure Island wasn’t a circumstance”

RLS, his mother, stepson Lloyd and servant Valentine left New York on 2 June 1888 and travelled by train to San Francisco, where Fanny joined them. The agreement to charter the schooner Casco was signed on 21 June with her … Continue reading

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Madame proposes to hire a copyist

Mrs Andrews is the wife of James Bruyn Andrews, former American lawyer, now living in Menton because of ill-health, at Villa d’Adhémar. [Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of … Continue reading

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Mein Herz ist im Hochland, mein Herz ist nicht hier

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 1, 105]. To his mother [Colvin 1911, pp. 45-49] Hotel Landsberg, [Frankfurt,] Thursday, 1st August 1872. […] Yesterday … Continue reading

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