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The poem was first published in a revised version in the magazine ‘London’ (edited by W E Henley), 28 July 1877, page 611.
For the main collection of R L Stevenson's letters to W E Henley, see Adv.MS.26.8.2.
vi + 15 folios.
Bought, Christie's, 6 March 1962, lot 125.
The documents were presented by Mrs Henley to W K Dickson, then Keeper of the Advocates' Library, in 1912. Dickson's detailed notes are prefaced to the letters.