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CollectionsYour library (1,694), Wishlist (23), All collections (1,901)

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TagsFiction (1,044), History (418), Scottish (337), Biography (122), RLS (84), Hawaii (66), Essays (66), Travel (49), short stories (37), Short stories (36) — see all tags

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About my libraryMain interests: Scottish history, literature and politics; Hawai'i history and fiction, South Seas stuff, 20th Century Eurpoean history, Canadian literature, and random other stuff; about 1,800 books in all

GroupsCanuckistan, McGonagall - the World's Worst Poet, Scottish LibraryThingers

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Real nameLouis Stevenson

LocationScottsdale, AZ

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Hi,

My name is Yasmin, I am trying to find information on Lay Morals and other Papers by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Quite a few years ago, I obtained a copy from a second-hand bookshop, it is a first edition, 1911, and has news paper articles from that era cut out and glued to it,with the response to the books release.
It has scripted ink writing which is difficult to read - although possible - and has been signed with a signiture "R.L.S"

Although there seems to be another name on the the inside cover -D.Matthews
and underneath it is written "Mihrbani" dated 12.6.11

One of the scripted writings in the back:

Puritan Names
Be thankful Maynard
Safely on high Snat.
Search the Scriptures Moreton.
Yree gift Mabbs
Kill Sin Pmbli,
Seek wisdom wood
Muck merry ery Wood
Yaint not Hurst.
Yth peace of God Knight
Yight the good fight of faith white.

Not sure if I copied correctly the writing is quite decorative.

It has quite a few other scripted writings in it, Is there a way to get a copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's signiture?

The only other explanation I can come up with is it may of been a teachers book?

Thanking you

Yasmin
Louis

Thanks for your response. I suspected you were a Scot from the books you've posted. I'm quite familiar with Kirkaldy having lived in Dunfermline for a year. I also spent a few days in Santa Barbara a number of years ago and I remember seeing "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in a wonderful little movie theater which was done up to look like a Mexican village.

You may be interested to know that before his death I corresponded with Robin Jenkins. When I first read "Fergus Lamont" I recognized that Gantock, the town where the story is set, bore a strong resemblance to my home town of Greenock. I wrote to Mr Jenkins to ask if he was in fact writing about Greenock. In his reply he confirmed it, telling me that for a time he taught in Greenock Academy and, tragically, his son who had died in a car accident, was buried in Greenock Cemetery. He also told me that he'd been to the States many times, mostly to visit his daughter who lives in San Diego.

Being a Californian yourself, I recommend you read "Childish Things," one of his later books, which for the most part is set in southern California. If you can overlook a few stereotypical American characters, it's a highly entertaining read with Jenkin's mix of humour and tragedy.

Thanks again for your response. I look forward to seeing the rest of your library when you have it posted. I still have to add a good number of books myself.

Cheers,
Dave
A Californian drawn to Robin Jenkins? How did that happen?
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