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Take a look inside the ILN offices

The Illustrated London News, the world’s first illustrated newspaper, debuted in 1842.  Over the decades, the publishers expanded into the ‘great 8’ titles: Sketch, Sphere, Tatler, Graphic, Bystander, Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, and Britannia and Eve.  In 1928, the Illustrated London News published an illustration of the interior of their own offices at Inveresk House, ‘a hive of journalistic industry’. Discover more about the history of the Illustrated London News In the image, you can see the offices of the individual

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Robert Louis Stevenson – born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850

Robert Louis Stevenson

  Robert Louis Stevenson was born at 8 Howard Place in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850.  To celebrate the day, here is an early newspaper review (from January 1886) of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – which was published on 5 January 1886.   After his death in 1894, the Graphic published a retrospective look at the works of Robert Louis Stevenson and his contribution to literature.    


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