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The Hunter’s Home: Robert Louis Stevenson and the Saranac Connection

Colonel Walter Scott, Part I

“In the winter of 1924, the Stevenson Society of America was obliged, by order of the owners of the (Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial) Cottage, to remove the entire collection of Stevensoniana from the rooms. At a few hours notice, the relics were gotten to a place of safety — some in rooms ...

Will Low, guest speaker: Part II

Will H. Low performed as guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Stevenson Society of America on Aug. 28, 1923. This continuing segment of the “The Hunter’s Home” is given over to excerpts from the transcript of his address to those gathered around the porch of the museum: “… He ...

Will Low, guest speaker: Part I

Will Hickock Low was born in Albany, New York in 1852, making him two years younger than Robert Louis Stevenson from Edinburgh, Scotland. A train station in Paris, France was the setting for their first meeting in June 1875. Low sensed right away that something new was at hand and recalled ...

Sam McClure, guest speaker — Part II

(In 1922, Sam McClure was invited by the Stevenson Society of America to be guest speaker at their annual meeting held on the grounds of the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage in Saranac Lake. When the time came, he spoke to the assembled members and guests seated on the lawn from ...

Maggie in the South Seas, Part III

“It turned out that no mast large enough for the yacht was to be found in Papeete, so the old one is to be patched up. The captain (Otis) declares that it can be made quite safe by the help of iron rings and bolts. He expects to have everything ready and in order by the end of the week, when ...

Maggie in the South Seas, Part II

Sept. 9, 1888: “This is real pleasure—sailing, and the ocean has been truly Pacific. We sit all day on the top of the deckhouse, sheltered from the sun by the sails, reading, writing, working and talking. We have had splendid sunsets, too, almost as decidedly purple and gold as those we see ...