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Kipling, Joseph Rudyard, 1865-1936 (author)

 Person

Dates

  • 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 12 Collections and/or Records:

 Other level

'Batemans. Rules for Guests', written for SB, and signed by Rudyard, Caroline and Elsie Kipling, 1924 (circa. Undated [1924 or earlier])

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9774/1/4/63
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises primarily the correspondence of Louisa Baldwin, née Macdonald (mother of Stanley Baldwin, first Earl Baldwin), with her mother and sisters; and correspondence and papers of her grandson Windham, third Earl Baldwin, concerning his group biography of the Macdonald sisters and his interest in his father's cousin Rudyard Kipling. It also includes letters and papers of members of the Kipling, Burne-Jones and Poynter families, into which three of Louisa Baldwin's sisters...
Dates: 1924 (circa. Undated [1924 or earlier])
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

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)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9774/6/1/31-32
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises primarily the correspondence of Louisa Baldwin, née Macdonald (mother of Stanley Baldwin, first Earl Baldwin), with her mother and sisters; and correspondence and papers of her grandson Windham, third Earl Baldwin, concerning his group biography of the Macdonald sisters and his interest in his father's cousin Rudyard Kipling. It also includes letters and papers of members of the Kipling, Burne-Jones and Poynter families, into which three of Louisa Baldwin's sisters...
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Correspondence from Rudyard Kipling, 15 Dec. 1915-25 Sep. 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8990/288-290
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Letters to Owen Seaman, many accepting or declining invitations to a dinner of the Royal Literary Fund in 1912.
Dates: 15 Dec. 1915-25 Sep. 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Exercise book containing schoolboy essays by AWB, with pencilled comments by Rudyard Kipling, 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9774/1/6/102
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises primarily the correspondence of Louisa Baldwin, née Macdonald (mother of Stanley Baldwin, first Earl Baldwin), with her mother and sisters; and correspondence and papers of her grandson Windham, third Earl Baldwin, concerning his group biography of the Macdonald sisters and his interest in his father's cousin Rudyard Kipling. It also includes letters and papers of members of the Kipling, Burne-Jones and Poynter families, into which three of Louisa Baldwin's sisters...
Dates: 1921
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Illustration of Rudyard Kipling from Punch, 26 June 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/6/6/2
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 26 June 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), 1826

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9774/2/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises primarily the correspondence of Louisa Baldwin, née Macdonald (mother of Stanley Baldwin, first Earl Baldwin), with her mother and sisters; and correspondence and papers of her grandson Windham, third Earl Baldwin, concerning his group biography of the Macdonald sisters and his interest in his father's cousin Rudyard Kipling. It also includes letters and papers of members of the Kipling, Burne-Jones and Poynter families, into which three of Louisa Baldwin's sisters...
Dates: 1826
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Macdonald sisters: Correspondence and papers of the Baldwin, Kipling, Burne-Jones, Poynter, and Macdonald families

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9774
Scope and Contents The collection comprises primarily the correspondence of Louisa Baldwin, née Macdonald (mother of Stanley Baldwin, first Earl Baldwin), with her mother and sisters; and correspondence and papers of her grandson Windham, third Earl Baldwin, concerning his group biography of the Macdonald sisters and his interest in his father's cousin Rudyard Kipling. It also includes letters and papers of members of the Kipling, Burne-Jones and Poynter families, into which three of Louisa Baldwin's sisters...
Dates: 1826-1973
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Newspaper cutting on 'Mr Kipling's prophetic warning', 7 May 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/6/6/1
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 7 May 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Other level

Oliver Orchard, 'Poems' (1898), presented to Louisa Baldwin by Rudyard Kipling, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9774/1/1/900
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises primarily the correspondence of Louisa Baldwin, née Macdonald (mother of Stanley Baldwin, first Earl Baldwin), with her mother and sisters; and correspondence and papers of her grandson Windham, third Earl Baldwin, concerning his group biography of the Macdonald sisters and his interest in his father's cousin Rudyard Kipling. It also includes letters and papers of members of the Kipling, Burne-Jones and Poynter families, into which three of Louisa Baldwin's sisters...
Dates: 1901
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Other level

'On Swine', a poem written by Rudyard Kipling for SB, 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9774/1/4/61
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises primarily the correspondence of Louisa Baldwin, née Macdonald (mother of Stanley Baldwin, first Earl Baldwin), with her mother and sisters; and correspondence and papers of her grandson Windham, third Earl Baldwin, concerning his group biography of the Macdonald sisters and his interest in his father's cousin Rudyard Kipling. It also includes letters and papers of members of the Kipling, Burne-Jones and Poynter families, into which three of Louisa Baldwin's sisters...
Dates: 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

'Poems' and 'Notes', 1933-1939 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/6/6
Scope and Contents Notebook comprising poetical drafts and notes, with additional pages of loosely inserted leaves. The outer cover is illustrated with a rough sketch of a male face. The notebook begins with draft poems, some of which have watercolour illustrations. After folio 49v entries consist of notes for a poetical autobiography, beginning from the back page. Contents include: Title pages marked 'Poems', illustrated in watercolour: /1r & 2r. Draft poems (some illustrated): - 'On a Fly Leaf', 22...
Dates: 1933-1939 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

'Rewards and Fairies'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6850
Scope and Contents The complete autograph MS of 'Rewards and Fairies', including the poems 'The Road through the Woods' and 'If', 118 folios. On the flyleaf: 'Presented to Cambridge University Library by The Author 1926 Rudyard Kipling'. With letters from Kipling to A. F. Scholfield (University Librarian), Burwash, 30 June 1926, and Kipling's secretary D. Gardner-Smith to Scholfield, Burwash, 21 July 1926; and with an envelope mis-addressed by Kipling to Scholfield as 'Bodley's Librarian' at 'The Bodleian Oxford'.
Dates: 1910 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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