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“You alone will possess that publication without sin”

Minna Caroline Smith (1860-1929) was a contributor to the Boston Daily Advertiser, translator and author of children’s books. In 1900 she told she had written to profess penitence for having bought a pirated copy of Jekyll & Hyde for 25 … Continue reading

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“This experience awoke appetite”

Letter to the editor of Scribner’s Magazine. [Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 2022.] To Edward L. Burlingame [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 52-53] [Saranac Lake, … Continue reading

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I should have to mark passages I fear, and certainly note pages on the fly

RLS had begun with great eagerness to prepare material for a volume on the Duke of Wellington for the series of English Worthies published by Longman and edited by his frined Andrew Lang, but beyond preparation the scheme never went. … Continue reading

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Here I am in my native land

RLS and Fanny travelled from Paris to London soon after 18 May, 1881, visiting Fanny’s son, Lloyd, who was studying at York. Then they returned to Scotland, moving (on 6 June) to Pitlochry, Perthshire, and staying at first at Fisher’s … Continue reading

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To the folks that mind o’ me when I’m awa’

The Dook de Karneel (= Duke of Cornhill) and Marky de Stephen is Leslie Stephen, the editor of Cornill Magazine. The “blood and thunder” is RLS’s story, The Pavilion on the Links, just then accepted for the Cornhill. The Deacon … Continue reading

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