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“The place does not suit her – it is my private opinion that no place does”

Miss Adelaide Ann Boodle (1858-1934), the lady at Bournemouth, had been trusted to keep an eye on RLS’s interests in connection with his house (Skerryvore Cottage), which had been let, and other matters, and to report thereon from time to … Continue reading

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“I am strangely disquieted on all political matters”

In September 1887 Mrs Jenkin had sent Fanny Stevenson an opal ring, in gratitude for RLS’s writing of the ‘Memoir’ of her husband, died in 1885. [As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1958.] … Continue reading

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“Without suspense, there can be little pleasure in this world”

[As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1945.] To Henry James [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 37-39] [Saranac Lake, c. 20 November 1887] My dear Henry James, It may please you to know how our … Continue reading

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“I am like to be a millionaire if this goes on, and be publicly hanged at the social revolution”

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1907.] To William Archer [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 18-19] Saranac Lake, [Mid-]October 1887 Dear Archer, Many … Continue reading

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“A prophet has certainly a devil of a lot of honour (and much coins) in another country”

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1901.] To W.E. Henley [Colvin 1912, pp. 234-236] [Saranac Lake, c. 8 October 1887] My dear lad, I … Continue reading

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“A rank Saranacker and wild man of the woods”

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1895.] To W. H. Low [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 16-17] [Saranac Lake, c. 8 October 1887] … Continue reading

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“If you could see the ink … They don’t write much here; I bet what you please”

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1894.] To Charles Fairchild [Colvin 1912, pp. 233-234] Post Office, Saranac Lake, Adirondacks, N. Y. [c. 8 October, 1887] My dear Fairchild, I do not live in the Post … Continue reading

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