Kipling, Joseph Rudyard, 1865-1936 (author)
- Existence: 1865 - 1936
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, and joined the staff of the 'Civil and Military Gazette' in Lahore in 1882. He began to make a name for himself through writing stories and verse, such as 'Departmental Ditties' (1886), 'Plain Tales from the Hills', 'Soldiers Three', and 'Wee Willie Winkie' (1888). He moved to London in 1889, and travelled widely before establishing himself at Burwash in 1902. The publication of his novels 'The Light that Failed' (1891), 'Many Inventions' (1893), the 'Jungle Books' (1894-1895), and 'Captains Courageous' (1897) established his fame. His later work included 'Recessional' (1897), 'Kim' (1901) and the 'Just So Stories' for children (1902). 'Rewards and Fairies' was first published in 1910. Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
'Batemans. Rules for Guests', written for SB, and signed by Rudyard, Caroline and Elsie Kipling, 1924 (circa. Undated [1924 or earlier])
Copies in her hand of Rudyard Kipling's first letter to her (1880) and of his schoolboy poems (including some not published in 'Schoolboy lyrics', 1881)
Letters to Owen Seaman, many accepting or declining invitations to a dinner of the Royal Literary Fund in 1912.
Colour illustration showing Kipling as 'The Singer of Empire' following his broadcast speech on war the previous May. This was the model for Sassoon's drawing of Kipling in MS Add.9852/6/6 (folio /30v), where it was originally enclosed.
Macdonald sisters: Correspondence and papers of the Baldwin, Kipling, Burne-Jones, Poynter, and Macdonald families
Concerning a speech on war made by Rudyard Kipling at the dinner of the Royal Society of St. George on 6 May 1935. Originally enclosed in MS Add.9852/6/6 between folios /29v and /30r, to which it relates.
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