Letters of R L Stevenson to W E Henley with a poem by Stevenson (first line: 'The Gods are dead. Perhaps they are. God knows') and the proof of a woodcut made by Stevenson at Davos in 1882. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.9821

Dates

  • 1882-1884. (Creation)

Extents

  • 21 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Bibliography

    The poem was first published in a revised version in the magazine ‘London’ (edited by W E Henley), 28 July 1877, page 611.

  • Separated Materials

    For the main collection of R L Stevenson's letters to W E Henley, see Adv.MS.26.8.2.

  • Arrangement

    vi + 15 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Christie's, 6 March 1962, lot 125.

  • Custodial History

    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.

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