Short book of verses and caricatures by Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepdaughter, Mrs Strong. Edit




  • 1892. (Creation)


  • 57 Leaves (Whole)



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    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The book describes Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepdaughter's famous visit, paid in company with the Countess of Jersey, to the rebel king Mataafa at Malie (see ‘The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson’, volume iv, pages 223-234). Three letters, 1892, of Stevenson are also included. One, apparently unpublished, is addressed to Mataafa and the other two (see ‘The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson’, volume iv, pages 216-217) to 'Amelia Balfour', a pseudonym for Lady Jersey. All these items are bound with a printed copy of ‘An object of pity’ (Amsterdam, 1893), and the whole is annotated by Lady Jersey.

  • Bibliography

    Colvin, Sidney. ‘The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson’ (London, 1924).

  • Arrangement

    iv folios + 75 pages + 15 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1952, by Lady Dynevor, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, through the good offices of Miss Gladys Scott Thomson and Sir Owen Morshead.