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Robert Louis Stevenson experts to track down lost manuscripts

5th July 2010

A number of Robert Louis Stevenson experts are on the hunt for lost manuscripts after a rare article written by the author was discovered in a US library.

According to lead researcher Richard Dury, there are at least 100 works by the author which remain unaccounted for - including the original manuscripts for Treasure Island, The Black Arrow and The Master of Ballantrae.

Dury, who is the editor of a new collected works of Stevenson, told the Scotsman: 'In the database of Stevenson's prose works prepared for the edition, about half are without any manuscript.

'Some of these missing manuscripts have surfaced in sales, only to disappear again but we're determined to track down as many as possible.'

He added that the group of academics behind the manuscript hunt hope libraries and collectors from around the globe will check their archives and get in touch if they find anything.

The Locating Stevenson project will be launched at Stirling University this week, with delegates attending the conference from the US, China, Japan, Canada and much of Europe.

Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion is planning on writing a sequel to Stevenson's Treasure Island.

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