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Record 28341

Reading Experience:

'I read the preface once a day about, tell Nestor so much.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: From: 15 Jan 1878
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Uncommitted
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Letter 501, also To his Mother, is dated by the editors [?15 or 17 January 1878].


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Stevenson
Title: n/a
Genre: Ephemera, Technology
Form of Text:
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 28341  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 236
  Additional comments: Letter 502, To his Mother, [January 1878], [Paris]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The foregoing material in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 236,, accessed: 30 November 2023

Additional comments:

For the preface, see Letter 499 and ID 28283. Editors’ Note 2 to Letter 502 reads: “In his essay on his father RLS notes that ‘in Germany he had been called “the Nestor of lighthouse illuminations”’.



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