- Lloyd Osbourne
Samuel Lloyd Osbourne (
April 7 1868– 1947) was an American author and the step-son of Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. Osbourne was born in San Francisco to his mother Fanny Osbourne (née Vandegrift), who would marry Stevenson in 1880 when Osbourne was 12 years old. Osbourne studied engineering at the University of Edinburgh. With Stevenson he went to Samoawhere in 1897 he was appointed vice consulto represent the United States. He co-authored three books with his stepfather and provided input and ideas on others. As a boy, Lloyd and his step-father painted a map of an imaginary island, and this quickly formed the inspiration for Stevenson's classic " Treasure Island."
Osbourne married Katherine Durham in
Honoluluon April 9, 1896 and divorced in 1914. Their children were Alan (b. 1897) and Louis (b. 1900). In 1916 he remarried on condition that there should be no children, and later divorced again. He spent the period 1936 in the south of France with Yvonne Payerne, forty years his junior, by whom he had another son Samuel (born in Nice, 1936) when Osbourne was 58 years old. Lloyd returned alone to the USA in 1941 when the USA entered the war. Yvonne and Samuel arrived in New York on May 22 1947, the same day that Lloyd died in California. Samuel died in 2006 in Los Angelesunmarried and homeless.
Collaborations with Robert Louis Stevenson
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext04/lvtfd10.txt Love, The Fiddler]
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext04/mtmnc10.txt The Motormaniacs]
* The Queen Versus Billy and other stories (South Seas)
* Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas
* [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=mediatype%3A(texts)%20-contributor%3Agutenberg%20AND%20(subject%3A%22Osbourne%2C%20Lloyd%2C%201868-1947%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22Osbourne%2C%20Lloyd%2C%201868-1947%22%20OR%20creator%3A%22Lloyd%20Osbourne%22%20OR%20title%3A%22Lloyd%20Osbourne%22%20OR%20description%3A%22Lloyd%20Osbourne%22) Works by or about Lloyd Osbourne] at
Internet Archive(scanned books original editions color illustrated)
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* Rankin, Nicholas, "Dead Man's Chest: Travels after Robert Louis Stevenson" ISBN 0-571-13808-X
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