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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 (Results 26-43 of 43 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-43 of 43 records)

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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