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Lloyd Osbourne, born in San Francisco in 1868, was the son of Fanny Vandegrift, by her first husband, Sam Osbourne, whom she divorced in order to marry Stevenson. Lloyd and his stepfather soon became close, and the young man accompanied the author on his travels in Europe, North America, and the South Seas. He collaborated with Stevenson on The Wrong Box (1889), The Wrecker (1892), and The Ebb-Tide (1894). The Stevenson Estate passed to him in 1914, and he edited the Vailima Edition of Stevenson's work (1922-3). He wrote novels and motoring books, with varying success, and his last book, Peril, was published in 1929. He died in California in 1947.