Leslie Stephen and Melchoir Anderegg, 1864

Leslie Stephen and Melchior Anderegg

Leslie Stephen left Cambridge in 1864: “I became heartily sick of University life, which had now become objectless enough, and resolved to take up literature as a profession. That summer he went hiking at Meiringen, Switzerland, with his Alpine guide Melchoir Anderegg (1828-1912). According to Douglas Freshfield in the introduction to the Mausoleum Book, “The Alps were for Stephen a playground, but they were also a cathedral.”

Reproduction of plate 35b from Leslie Stephen’s Photograph Album
Original: albumen print (12.7 x 8.5 cm.)
Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College

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