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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses.

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health. As a young man, he mixed in London literary circles, receiving encouragement from Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Leslie Stephen and W. E. Henley, the last of whom may have provided the model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. In 1890, he settled in Samoa, where he died in 1894.

A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson's critical reputation has fluctuated since his death, though today his works are held in general acclaim. He is currently ranked as the 26th most translated author in the world.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1850 (Edinburgh), Died 1894 (Vailima, Samoa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2102 10-in. 12/29/1904 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Len Spencer Recitation, with orchestra author  
Victor B-11002 10-in. 9/23/1911 My shadow Jennie Kerr Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor B-11007 10-in. 9/26/1911 The lion and the mouse Charles D. Von Neumayer Recitation author  
Victor B-11038 10-in. 9/29/1911 Bed in summer Charles D. Von Neumayer Recitation author  
Victor B-11672 10-in. 3/6/1912 I wish you a very good day Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor B-12546 10-in. 10/29/1912 Pirate song Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-12548 10-in. 10/30/1912 I wish you a very good day Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-12720 12-in. 12/13/1912 Requiem Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-13990 10-in. 10/23/1913 My shadow Cora Mel Patten Recitation author  
Victor B-13991 10-in. 10/23/1913 Land of counterpane Cora Mel Patten Recitation author  
Victor B-14462 10-in. 2/17/1914 Foreign children Cora Mel Patten Recitation author  
Victor B-29274 10-in. 1/11/1924 Requiem Emilio de Gogorza Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor A-30471 7-in. 7/8/1924 Bed in summer Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor A-30473 7-in. 7/9/1924 My bed is like a little boat Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-31399 10-in. 6/17/1925 Pirate song Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-31399 10-in. 12/22/1924 Pirate song Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-35891 10-in. 10/1/1926 She rested by the broken brook John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor BVE-36753 10-in. 11/3/1926 My ship and I Mary Garden Soprano vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor CVE-64853 12-in. 1/15/1931 Marching song Myrtle C. Eaver ; Anna Howard Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor CVE-67793 12-in. 1/14/1931 The blue-bell Edna Brown ; Anna Howard Female vocal duet, with piano author  
Victor BS-041567 10-in. 8/16/1939 Child's garden of verse Madge Marley ; Helen E. Myers Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor BS-041568 10-in. 8/16/1939 Child's garden of verse Madge Marley ; Helen E. Myers Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor BS-041569 10-in. 8/16/1939 Child's garden of verse Madge Marley ; Helen E. Myers Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor BS-041570 10-in. 8/16/1939 Child's garden of verse Madge Marley ; Helen E. Myers Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor BS-041571 10-in. 8/16/1939 Child's garden of verse Madge Marley ; Helen E. Myers Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor BS-041572 10-in. 8/16/1939 Child's garden of verse Madge Marley ; Helen E. Myers Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Columbia 661 7-in. ca. 1902 My bed is like a little boat Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Columbia 661 10-in. ca. 1902 My bed is like a little boat Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Columbia 30774 12-in. 5/22/1911 Pirate song David Scull Bispham Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Edison 7257 10-in. 4/1/1920 Boats of mine Anna Case ; Charles Gilbert Spross Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Edison 7748 10-in. 1/19/1921 Boats of mine Anna Case ; Charles Gilbert Spross Soprano vocal solo, with piano author  
Decca 66695 10-in. 10/2/1939 A child's garden of verse: Part 1 Frank Luther author  
Decca 66696 10-in. 10/2/1939 A child's garden of verse: Part 2 Frank Luther author  
Decca 66697 10-in. 10/2/1939 A child's garden of verse: Part 3 Frank Luther author  
Decca 66698 10-in. 10/2/1939 A child's garden of verse: Part 4 Frank Luther author  
Decca 66699 10-in. 10/2/1939 A child's garden of verse: Part 5 Frank Luther author  
Decca 66700 10-in. 10/2/1939 A child's garden of verse: Part 6 Frank Luther author  
Decca L 3427 10-in. 6/14/1944 Treasure Island: Part 1 Thomas Mitchell author  
Decca L 3428 10-in. 6/14/1944 Treasure Island: Part 2 Thomas Mitchell author  
Decca L 3429 10-in. 6/14/1944 Treasure Island: Part 3 Thomas Mitchell author  
Decca L 3430 10-in. 6/15/1944 Treasure Island: Part 4 Thomas Mitchell author  
Decca L 3431 10-in. 6/15/1944 Treasure Island: Part 5 Thomas Mitchell author  
Decca L 3436 10-in. 6/15/1944 Treasure Island: Part 6 Thomas Mitchell author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stevenson, Robert Louis," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102252.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102252.

"Stevenson, Robert Louis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102252

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