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Stevenson Family, Engineers

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About this work


Miscellaneous material formerly held in the Western Manuscripts Department's Autograph Letters Sequence.



Physical description

3 items

Acquisition note

Purchased from: Sotheby's, London, December 1919; Stevens, London, November 1930 and March 1931.

Biographical note

Several members of the Stevenson family worked as civil engineers based in Edinburgh, being particularly associated with the erection of lighthouses around the coast of Scotland for the Commissioners of Northern Lights. Although they had professional contacts with George and Robert Stephenson of Newcastle (see MS. 7685) they were not related. Represented here are Robert Stevenson (1772-1850) and his sons Alan (1807-1865) and Thomas(1818-1887); the writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was the son of Thomas Stevenson (no. 3).

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts.


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