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circa 1880: Scottish novelist, poet and traveller Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850-1894). He was born in Edinburgh, and after considering professions in law and engineering, he pursued his interest in writing. A prolific literary career ensued, which flourished until his death in Samoa in 1894. Among his most famous works are ‘Treasure Island’ (1883) and ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ (1886) and ‘Kidnapped’ (1886). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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