Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-9

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"I have just returned from reading a chapter of your book to my wife and her daughter. There was not a dry eye at the table, and the reader had to suspend operations, choking upon sobs. They were tears of pride and sympathy. I beg to offer you this family anecdote as a testimony to the success of your reminiscences. Of making books there is said to be no end, and I have made many. But if I could only think once, before I died, that I had given so much and such noble pleasure to a reader, I should be more than rewarded. You have made me proud and glad to be a Scotsman."

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Stevenson, Robert Louis
Aged 44 [Experience in 1894, born in 1850]

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Stevenson's copy of Forbes-Mitchell's 'Reminiscences' is in the Stevenson Collection in the Beinecke Library, Yale University; call mark IpSt48Zz7908. The volume is heavily marked in pencil in the margins. The frontispiece contains the following statement in the hand of Stevenson's step-grandson, Austin Strong: 'This book has a value as R.L.S. use [sic] to read it to us all at Vailima.'

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Related place
Samoa
Related person
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Related place
Samoa
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Aged 44 [Experience in 1894, born in 1850]

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Stevenson's copy of Forbes-Mitchell's 'Reminiscences' is in the Stevenson Collection in the Beinecke Library, Yale University; call mark IpSt48Zz7908. The volume is heavily marked in pencil in the margins. The frontispiece contains the following statement in the hand of Stevenson's step-grandson, Austin Strong: 'This book has a value as R.L.S. use [sic] to read it to us all at Vailima.'

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Related place
Samoa
Related person
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Related place
Samoa
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