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Museums & Libraries With RLS Collections

The RLS Museum in St. Helena is just one organization offering access into the world of Robert Louis Stevenson and his times.

The Stevenson community is spread across the globe, with prominent collections and researchers residing in the United States, Europe and Australia primarily. Yet this group remains a tight knit community of very generous enthusiasts, always willing to share information and resources.

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library houses the largest archive of Stevensoniana in the world – much of it collected by Edwin J. Beinecke.

Archives of Stevensoniana can also be found at:
University of California, Berkeley’s Bancroft Library
New York Public Library’s Berg Collection
University of South Carolina’s Thomas Cooper Library
The British Library
The National Library of Scotland
Edinburgh Napier University:
→  Merchiston Library
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, California)
Harvard University, Houghton Library
Princeton University Library
Pierpont Morgan Library

Museums containing Stevensoniana:
The Writer’s Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Stevenson House State Historical Monument, Monterey, California
The Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage in Saranac Lake, New York
The Samoan Robert Louis Stevenson Museum at Vailima (a 1990s restoration of the home Stevenson built on the island of Upolu, Samoa)
The Brandywine River Museum (which houses the immensely popular paintings by N.C. Wyeth which illustrated 20th century editions of Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Black Arrow)
Musee Municipal, Château du Prieur, Monastier, Haute-Loire, France (one room devoted to RLS in Cevennes)


1490 Library Lane
P.O. Box 23
St. Helena, CA 94574

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T 707.963.3757
F 707.963.0917


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Wednesday 12 PM – 4 PM 

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