Correspondence of James Nicol Dunn [manuscript], 1890-1911.


Dunn, James Nicol, 1856-1919. Correspondence of James Nicol Dunn [manuscript], 1890-1911.

Correspondence of James Nicol Dunn [manuscript], 1890-1911.

Much of the correspondence pertains to Robert Louis Stevenson. Dunn's editorship on the "Edinburgh Morning Post," works by P. Anderson Graham, William Ernest Henley, and Rudyard Kipling, health and activities are also mentioned. Correspondents include Walter Biggar Blaikie, Sidney Colvin, William Ernest Henley, and David Watson Stevenson.

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