In 2012 Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Literature and Writing acquired the Ernest and Joyce Mehew Collection of Robert Louis Stevenson books, kindly donated by the executor of the estate of the late Dr Ernest Mehew. The collection was built up over 50 years by Dr Mehew, an independent scholar who became one of the leading authorities on Robert Louis Stevenson. The collection is extensive and constitutes the largest Robert Louis Stevenson archive held by a British University, and additionally holds works by and on nineteenth-century writers such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde.

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The collection is open to both academics and the public. Access can be booked via email at