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Stevenson died on 12 July 1850, at 1 Baxters Place in Edinburgh. He is buried in the Stevenson family plot in the New Calton Burial Ground.

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Join me on a lighthouse tour of Edinburgh. Discover lighthouse engineers, places to visit, museums, restaurants and places to stay.Illustration from the Biographical Sketch of the Late Robert Stevenson: Civil Engineer by his son Alan Stevenson, 1851

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He was inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame in 2016. [10] Family life [ edit ] 1 Baxters Place, Edinburgh It might not be your obvious choice if you are visiting the city, but if you are interested in following the Stevenson family history, there are several cemeteries to visit where members of the family are buried. Tidespace curated authors talk and exhibition with Bella Bathurst presenting and discussing her research, photographs and definitive book on revolutionary Scottish Lighthouse creators ‘The Lighthouse Stevensons’. Amongst other scheduled events Tidespace is privileged to be screening a new film, created for The Northern Lighthouse Board, about their Lighthouse Keepers, about their lives on and off, during and after their extraordinary jobs. There will be authors talks and community conversation and exhibition.

Reduced Plan of part of the shires of Edinburgh & Haddington shewing the lines of proposed railways from the City of Edinburgh & Port of Leith to the coal fields of Mid & East Lothian, by Robert Stevenson, Civil Engineer (1818) MS.5849, 93 At least six US public and private schools are named after Stevenson, in the Upper West Side of New York City, [121] in Fridley, Minnesota, [122] i Memorials to Stevenson [ edit ] Robert Stevenson is remembered on his grandfather's grave in the churchyard of Glasgow Cathedral, though he was buried in Edinburgh Stevenson's gravestone, New Calton Burial Ground, Edinburgh

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Five years after Stevenson's death, the Samoan Islands were partitioned between Germany and the United States. [88] Last works [ edit ] Portrait by Henry Walter Barnett, 1893 Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783 – 2002: Biographical Index, Part Two (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. p.883. ISBN 0-902198-84-X. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016 . Retrieved 29 January 2017. Stevenson was soon active in London literary life, becoming acquainted with many of the writers of the time, including Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse [39] and Leslie Stephen, the editor of The Cornhill Magazine, who took an interest in Stevenson's work. Stephen took Stevenson to visit a patient at the Edinburgh Infirmary named William Ernest Henley, an energetic and talkative poet with a wooden leg. Henley became a close friend and occasional literary collaborator, until a quarrel broke up the friendship in 1888, and he is often considered to be the inspiration for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. [40]Robert Stevenson’s fame was not only confined to Lighthouses. Among other achievements, he was responsible for the design of London Road and Regent Road in Edinburgh, the Hutcheson Bridge in Glasgow and various railway lines. Lighthouses built by Robert Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis (2011), Records of a Family of Engineers, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9781108026611 He was Engineer to the Northern Lighthouse Board from 1808 until 1842 and was responsible for the building of at least 15 major Lighthouses

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