Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)~
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
From 13 June – 11 July 1874, Stevenson and Sidney Colvin stayed in lodgings at Abernethy House, Hampstead (at the corner of Mount Vernon and Holly Place).
During his stay, Stevenson spent time with Leslie Stephen.
He also saw a performance of Messiah as part of the Handel Festival at the Crystal Palace ( on 22 June 1874).
From 24 September – early October 1874, Stevenson was in Hampstead again.
This time he stayed with Basil Champneys at Harrow Cottage.
Champneys (1842-1935) was an architect and author, and one of Sidney Colvin’s close friends.
During his stay, Stevenson would sometimes go to the Savile Club and visited a public house in Adelaide Road, Chalk Farm.
Stevenson would sometimes go to the Savile Club and visited a public house in Adelaide Road, Chalk Farm.