Kipling-Parker Letters 1902-1904
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English author and poet. His best-known works include the novels and short story collections The Jungle Book (1894), Just So Stories (1902), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), and Kim (1901), as well as a number of poems such as "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), and "If-" (1910). Kipling was born in Bombay, India, into an artistic family: his father was a sculptor, pottery designer, and professor of architectural sculpture and tw...
Miss K. Elsie Parker was employed by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), author, and his wife Caroline, soon after their return to England in 1900. Presumably in her late teens, she was first employed in the summer of 1901, when they were living at Rottingdean, East Sussex, as assistant to their children's nanny, and in the following year understudying and then taking over from Mrs Kipling's secretary since July 1899, Miss Sara Anderson (1854-1942). She moved with the Kiplings to Bateman's in Burwash, ...