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The siege of Saragossa, was it? or the Battle of Saratoga?

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1517.] To Charles J. Guthrie [Colvin 1912, p. 211] Skerryvore, Bournemouth, Jan. 18th, 1886 My dear Guthrie, I hear the lad has got into the Spec. and I write … Continue reading

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If ancient services are of any account in that republic of our youth…

[A usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1493.] To Charles Guthrie [Guthrie, RLS, 1920, p. 50] Skerryvore, Bournemouth, Nov. 18 1885 My dear Guthrie,   This may be presented to you by my stepson, … Continue reading

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A piece of work that both sits upon me like a stone and attracts me like a piece of travel

Charles John Guthrie, old friend and fellow-member of the Speculative Society, had passed Advocate six years before, as RLS himself. After RLS’s death, he became Lord Guthrie, a Senator of the Scottish Courts of Justice, and got Swanston Cottage, sacred … Continue reading

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I can promise that I will not spare to work

One more letter referring to the candidature of RLS for the Edinburgh History Chair: the chair was being left by Aeneas James George Mackay (1839-1911), Professor of History and Constitutional Law (see older posts). Charles John Guthrie was an old … Continue reading

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