Robert Louis Stevenson

  • From about 1868: Robert Louis Balfour
  • From about 1873: Robert Louis
  • Scottish


Scottish author, notable for his many adventure tales. - AsNotedIn

Themes with Robert Louis Stevenson

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1850/11/13 Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson is born at 8 Howard Place, Edinburgh, Scotland to lighthouse engineer and meteorologist, Thomas Stevenson, and his wife Margaret Isabella). Born Edinburgh Scotland
1879/08/30 Robert Stevenson arrives in Monterey. He stays a few months at the French Hotel where he writes 'The Old Pacific Capital'. Visitor Stevenson House Monterey
1879/10/00 RLS may have wandered the Spyglass area gathering ideas for his novels. He later wrote about the journey to California in The Amateur Emigrant (1895). Vistor Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach
1883/00/00 Treasure Island - published Author Treasure Island
1885/03/06 "A Child's Garden of Verses" is published under the title "Penny Whistles" Author A Child's Garden of Verses
1886/01/05 "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" is published. Author The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
1886/05/01 "Kidnapped" is published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886. Author Kidnapped
1888/06/28 Robert Stevenson, wife Fanny, his Mother and his maid depart San Fransisco for the Marquesas Islands on CASCO. Visitor Stevensons' Voyage on the CASCO
1888/07/28 During the voyage of the CASCO, Robert Louis Stevenson lands at Hatihe'u, on the north side of Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands. Visitor Nuku Hiva French Polynesia Stevensons' Voyage on the CASCO
1888/08/00 Stevenson party sail for the Tuamotu islands Visitor Stevensons' Voyage on the CASCO
1888/10/00 The CASCO arrives at Papeete, Island of Tahiti Visitor Tahiti French Polynesia Stevensons' Voyage on the CASCO
1888/10/00 Robert Stevenson takes ill. The CASCO takes the group to Tautira island in Tahiti, where Stevenson works on "The Master of Ballantrae". Visitor Tahiti French Polynesia Stevensons' Voyage on the CASCO
1888/11/05 While Princess Moi helps nurse Robert Stevenson back to health, he writes "To an Island Princess". Visitor To an Island Princess Tahiti French Polynesia Stevensons' Voyage on the CASCO
1888/12/00 Stevenson party embarks from Tautira for Honolulu on the CASCO. Visitor Tahiti French Polynesia Stevensons' Voyage on the CASCO
1889/01/24 The Casco arrives back in Honolulu. On the first night ashore RSL, Captain Otis and party are guest of Joe and Belle Strong for dinner at the Royal Hawaiian (Richard and Hotel Sts, razed). Over roast beef and wine, RSL provides lively yarns of the voyage. Seafarer Hawaii Capital Historic District Honolulu Stevensons' Voyage on the CASCO
1889/02/00 Robert Louis Stevenson finishes writing "The Master of Ballantrae" during a sojourn in Waikiki. Visitor The Master of Ballantrae Waikiki
1889/05/00 Robert Louis Stevenson visits Molakia, staying for a week at Kalaupapa. Visitor Kalaupapa National Historical Park Hawaii
1889/06/24 RLS and family depart Honolulu on the chartered schooner EQUATOR for an excursion to the South Pacific. As King Kalakaua waves farewell, his musicians serenade the departing voyagers. Passenger EQUATOR (schooner) Everett Stevensons' Voyage aboard the EQUATOR
1889/09/00 The EQUATOR sails through the area near Winslow Reef. Passenger Phoenix Islands Protected Area Phoenix Islands Stevensons' Voyage aboard the EQUATOR
1889/09/00 Stevenson family and the EQUATOR visits Butaritari. Traveler Butaritari Gilbert Islands Stevensons' Voyage aboard the EQUATOR
1889/09/20 "The Master of Ballantrae" is published by Cassell and Company, London. Author The Master of Ballantrae
1889/10/00 The Stevenson family spend two months on Abemama Atoll. Passenger Abemama Gilbert Islands Stevensons' Voyage aboard the EQUATOR
1889/10/00 The EQUATOR takes the Stevenson party to the coral atoll of Abaiang. Traveler Apaiang Gilbert Islands Stevensons' Voyage aboard the EQUATOR
1889/12/07 The Equator arrives at Apia on the island of Upolo, Samoa. RLS and family stay with an American trader, H J Moors, Beach Road, Apia. Traveler Apia Samoa Stevensons' Voyage aboard the EQUATOR
1890/00/00 Visitor Murphys Bar and Grill Honolulu
1890/01/00 The Stevensons' purchase a home, Villa Vailima, in Samoa. Home
1890/04/11 JANET NICOLL leaves Sydney, Austrailia one day late due to a dock stike. Passenger Stevensons' Voyage on the JANET NICOLL
1890/04/18 JANET NICOLL makes a port-o-call at Aukland, New Zealand. Passenger Stevensons' Voyage on the JANET NICOLL
1890/06/00 Mr and Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson visit Swains Island. Passenger Swains Island American Samoa Stevensons' Voyage on the JANET NICOLL
1890/07/00 Stevensons stop at Abemama Atoll. Passenger Abemama Gilbert Islands Stevensons' Voyage on the JANET NICOLL
1894/11/29 US Consul, James Mulligan, goes to great pains to secure a turkey and host Robert L Stevenson and his wife on Thanksgiving Day. Guest Samoa
1894/12/03 Robert Louis Stevenson, talking to his wife and straining to open a bottle of wine, suddenly exclaimes, "What's that!" asking his wife "Does my face look strange?" and collapses. He died within a few hours, probably of a cerebral haemorrhage. Died
1896/00/00 Songs of Travel and Other Verses, including To an Island Princess, is published Author To an Island Princess

6 Creative Works by Robert Louis Stevenson »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Treasure Island Author Book 1883/00/00
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
  • 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
A Child's Garden of Verses Author Book 1885/03/06
  • 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Author Book 1886/01/05
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Kidnapped Author Book 1886/05/01
  • 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
The Master of Ballantrae Author Book 1889/09/20
To an Island Princess Author Poem 1896/00/00

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