Robert Louis Stevenson had connection to U.S. West

January 8, 2014

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1850, the writer Robert Louis Stevenson had a Western U.S. connection. A pivotal and influential part of his life took place in California from 1879 to 1880.  His childhood in Scotland was influenced by a well-to-do engineer father who followed the family profession of building lighthouses.  Frequent moves, sometimes to damp, unhealthy places, caused the young Stevenson to develop coughs and fevers. He remained a frail youth and missed a lot of school. His father hired a series of tutors to teach him at home, and this allowed time to entertain himself. Consequently, he began writing stories at an early age.

lock

The rest this story is restricted to subscribers only.
Already registered? Login below
Already a subscriber: Click here to register.
Click here to purchase a subscription.

Email
Password
 
Remember me for 2 weeks

Forgot Password


Category: Opinions