Guide to the Papers of Robert Louis Stevenson


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Manuscript Name Papers of Robert Louis Stevenson
Manuscript Number MSS 84
Last Updated April 2007
Extent 3.5 cm (1 box)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Robert Louis Stevenson memorabilia collected by Mr R.A. Daly.

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one photograph of Robert Louis Stevenson, together with a contemporary note from J. Tighe Ryan on the reverse explaining how it was rejected for further copies by Stevenson himself, taken in March 1893, at the Oxford Hotel, Sydney, on Stevenson's last visit to Australia. Also included is a handwritten copy of Stevenson's poem entitled 'To my old famaliare', in an unidentified hand (but not Stevenson's); it is however signed by R. L. Stevenson; and one audiocassette tape and a letter by Daly explaining how the items came into his possession.

Date Range of Content

1987-1988

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Louis_Stevenson

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Check with Curator

Copying: Check with Curator

Preferred Citation

Papers of Robert Louis Stevenson, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

Acquired from Mr R.A. Daly in 1987.

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Authors, Scottish authors

Personal Names

Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894

Corporate Names

 

Occupations

Authors

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Box-folder 1 AV
Robert Louis Stevenson memorabilia

Including:
Poem entitled 'To my old famaliare', copied in an unidentified hand and signed Robert Louis Stevenson - pasted on two separate cards one large, the other small
Photograph of Robert Louis Stevenson with a contemporary note by J. Tighe Ryan on the reverse explaining how it was rejected for further copies by RLS himself, taken in March 1893, at the Oxford Hotel, Sydney, on Stevenson's last visit to Australia
Manuscript note by J. Tighe Ryan, noting that he received the poem from the novelist shortly before his death. This note accompanied the post card portrait of Stevenson - pasted on cardboard
Audio cassette tape by Daly explaining the Stevenson acquisition, 11/11/1987
Photocopy of a letter to Ms N. Henry, Special Collections Librarian explaining the acquisition of the material by Daly, 14/1/88