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Blog post from Thursday, 13 November, 2014

On this day, 13th November 1850, Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh.

Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
He travelled widely in Europe and visited North America, Australia and New Zealand. In 1890, Stevenson and his family moved to the Samoan island of Upolu. He continued to write, and made many friends among the local people. Stevenson suffered from ill health for much of his life, and died in Samoa at the age of 44.
The State Library of New South Wales holds photographs which were taken while Stevenson visited Sydney.