Robert Louis Stevenson Vailima letters, extra-illustrated
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Extent.33 linear feet (57 items in 4 volumes)
The following inventory lists these letters as far as is practical in their present order. Parts of several letters are misbound. Letters nos. 1 - 45 comprise the
"Vailima letters";their numbers correspond to those given them by A.S.W. Rosenbach, A catalogue of the books and manuscripts of Robert Louis Stevenson in the library of the late Harry Elkins Widener, 1913, pp.247-256, no.225. Letters nos. 46-57 are the
"Pacific letters"described by Rosenbach, op. cit., p.246, no.224.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. Robert Louis Stevenson Vailima letters, extra-illustrated, 1890-1894: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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