ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
amongst a grove of silver birch trees in West Princes
Street Gardens, this small modest stone is a memorial
Louis Stevenson one of Scotland's best known
and best loved writers.
all over the world for his literary classics such
as Kidnapped, Treasure Island and The Strange Case of
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson's memorial is dwarfed
by the collosal Scott
Monument situated in East Princes Street
The stone is engraved with the simple words
"RLS - A MAN OF LETTERS 1850 - 1894"
The memorial was commissioned by The Stevenson Society
in 1987 and scuplted by Ian Hamilton Finlay.
stated in his letters that he didn't want a statue of
himself and so this modest stone is appropriate to a
died in Samoa in 1894.