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O never, never any family for me! I am cured of that

The landlord’s child, Robbie Carson, survived. [Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 3, 688]. To Sidney Colvin [Colvin 1911, 1, p. 329] 608 Bush Street, … Continue reading

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‘Dere’s de author’

The essay on Benjamin Franklin was never written. [As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 3, 678.] To Sidney Colvin [Colvin 1911, 1, pp. … Continue reading

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This is not a gay way to pass Christmas, is it?

Fanny Vandegrift obtained her divorce from Samuel Osbourne in Oakland, Ca., on 12 December 1879. The Emigrant is of course The Amateur Emigrant, the account of RLS’s journey to California, then still in draft. The “novel” should be A Vendetta … Continue reading

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