R. L. S. and His Mother

R. L. S. and His Mother

J. Patrick

c. 1855


Source: Cruse, Robert Louis Stevenson

“The Robert was after his grandfather the engineer; the Lewis was from his maternal grand- father, the minister of Colinton, on the northern slope of the Pentlands; the Balfour from the mother's family name. She was descended from the Balfours of Pilrig, a distinguished family, with wide connections, which brought R. L. S. into line, so to speak, with some considerable figures in Scots history” (Cruse 7).

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