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University of South Carolina, The Thomas Cooper Library | Robert Louis Stevenson

University of South Carolina, The Thomas Cooper Library


The RLS holdings include many first editions from Pentland Rising” on. Notable items are a letter from Stevenson to W. E. Henley, his early article “On a New Form of Intermittent Light for Lighthouses”, and the serial issues of Treasure Island, Kidnapped, andBlack Arrow, from Young Folks.

A checklist of RLS holdings, compiled by Bruce A. Bowlin, was issued in South Carolina Working Papers in Scottish Bibliography(1994), and an on-line list by Jason Pierce is available on the WWW; recent acquisitions are listed in USCAn, the library’s on-line catalogue, also available through the WWW.

Inquiries about the Scottish holdings, and the W. Ormiston Roy Visiting Research Fellowship, to: Patrick Scott, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections ( ).

Superb Robert Louis Stevenson on-line exhibit (ed. Jason A. Pierce, based on the 1994 centenary exhibition curated by Patrick Scott & Roger Mortimer, with assistance from Bruce Bowlin) [biographical and bibliographical survey based on first-editions interesting later editions, photographs, illustrations and manuscripts]


Department of Rare Books & Special Collections
Thomas Cooper Library,
University of South Carolina
SC 29208,

Hours 8-4.30, Mon-Fri, except public holidays.