Rudyard Kipling collection, 1881-1960 (bulk 1890-1920).


Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. Rudyard Kipling collection, 1881-1960 (bulk 1890-1920).

Rudyard Kipling collection, 1881-1960 (bulk 1890-1920).

Manuscripts, letters, clippings, and photographs by, to, or relating to Rudyard Kipling. Included are autograph and typewritten manuscripts of poems and stories by Kipling, with his autograph corrections; 258 letters written by Kipling, ranging in date from 1886-1935; letters by others to or about Kipling; and numerous newspaper and magazine clippings and photographs, including newspaper articles by or about Kipling, obituaries of him, and reviews of and publishers' advertisements for his books. Also included are a questionnaire Kipling filled out in 1881 concerning his favorite authors and his views on literature and life; typewritten memoirs about Kipling by his friend Edmonia Taylor Hill; a diary kept by Mrs. Hill from 1888-1890, including material about Kipling; 10 chapters of a typewritten manuscript biography of Kipling by Betty Miller; 50 photographs taken by Prof. Hill to accompany the text of Kipling's book From Sea to Sea; and an album of photographs of India dating from 1888. Kipling's letters include comments and instructions concerning the publication of his books and stories; contemporary political developments in England and in British foreign affairs, especially the question of home rule for India; and a few requests for research materials which he used in writing his novel Captains Courageous. Correspondents include John Frederick Bridge, George Sydenham Clarke, Sir Henry Craik, Monsieur Garnier, Macmickan, General Sterling, Edward Lucas White, and Leonard Raven-Hill. Also included are transcripts of 61 letters written by Charles J. Paterson, many of them to Edmonia Taylor Hill. Bound manuscripts include notebooks of Kipling magazine publications compiled by William Arthur Young, and individual manuscript letters by Kipling to Lady Dufferin, Dr. Hale, Howard Pyle, and Lord Sydenham. Some bound manuscripts are cataloged separately.

4.2 linear ft.

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Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 (person)

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...

Hill, Edmonia Taylor, -1952 (person)

Craik, Henry, Sir, 1846-1927 (person)

Clarke, George Sydenham, Sir, 1848- (person)

Bridge, Frederick (person)

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White, Edward Lucas, 1866-1934 (person)

Edward Lucas White (1866-1934) was a classics teacher and author of historical romances, short stories and poetry. Poor health, combined with financial problems, forced White to leave Hopkins before completing his degree. White then began his life-long career teaching classics in Baltimore secondary schools. He taught at the Friends School (1892-1895), the Boys' Latin School (1899-1915), the University School for Boys (1896-1899, 1916-1930), and McDonogh School (1933-193...

Miller, Betty, 1940- (person)

Paterson, Charles J., (person)

Raven-Hill, L. (Leonard), 1867-1942 (person)

Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911 (person)

American illustrator and writer of children's books. From the description of Howard Pyle letter to Elmer Reynolds July 2, 1887. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 13054039 Illustrator, muralist, writer, art teacher, of Wilmington, Del. From the description of Howard Pyle manuscript collection, 1898-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70977558 Illustrator and children's book author; Wilmington, Del. From the description of Howard Pyle let...