1918-1935, English, Unpublished edition: Dear Lady, 6. Jan. 1891. Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.

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Physical Description
  • 1 sheet ([4] p.) ; 21 x 26 cm. folded to 21 x 13 cm.
Published
  • 1891.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Dear Lady, 6. Jan. 1891.
Also Titled
  • Cited title: Letter with drawings
Creator
  • Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
Other Creators
  • Lady.
  • Carpenter Kipling Collection (Library of Congress)
Published
  • 1891.
Physical Description
  • 1 sheet ([4] p.) ; 21 x 26 cm. folded to 21 x 13 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • Manuscript letter from Rudyard Kipling addressed to "Dear Lady", dated January 6, 1891 on Grand Hotel, Brighton [England] letterhead. Includes four pen &​ ink illustrations by Kipling including an old man on the arm of a young lady; a dog in a plush coat; a minstrel with a banjo; and two dogs behind a curtain with their tails sticking out. The "Lady" unidentified but appears to be written to an American recipient. Text of letter begins: "Dear Lady- Yah!--Those be my first and intemperate thoughts. I've been dancing in the sun like a newly hatched butterfly". Signed at end: "Best love to you all three, Ruddy".
Notes
  • Letter dated incorrectly? Letter refers to "Mr. &​ Mrs Rudyard Kipling and party" on p. [2]. Kipling married Caroline Balestier January 18, 1892.
  • Letter not included in Pinney, Thomas. Letters of Rudyard Kipling, c1990.
  • LC copy accompanied by excerpt from "A few signficant and important Kipling items!" by William M. Carpenter, 1930, p. 19-22. Carpenter cites title as: "Letter with drawings".
  • LC copy: Gift of Mrs. William Montelle Carpenter, 1941.
Language
  • English
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