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Letter from Dunsterville to A. E. Caddick regarding Rudyard Kipling

 Unprocessed Material — Container: 2019-054
Identifier: 2019-054-Fin

Content Description

The Kipling collection was assembled by A. E.Caddick and purchased by the J. C. Beaglehole Room. The books have all been individually catalogued on PR4852 C65. This letter was found among the books.

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Access is freely available in the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


62 Cornhill, London E. C. 3 But actually in Italy and I never stay long in any one place 29.7.38 Dear Mr Caddick, As I was obliged, owing to a depression in the family finances, to sell my house four years ago we now wander about the world with no abiding resting-place. I make no grievance out of having been forced by the needs of my family to sell my home in beautiful Somerset. Possessing nothing gives one a splendid sense of freedom which I would not exchange for anything. But it is a nuisance having all ones books and treasures stored away where one can’t get at them and I was going to answer your letter of June 15, regretting that what you asked for would be among the locked up things that won’t be opened till I am dead. Then suddenly I remembered an envelope somewhere among my papers and found what you want. Some years ago I complained to R. K. that I was often bothered for his autograph, so he sat down and covered a sheet of note paper with many varieties. Here is one of them Yours sincerely L. C. Dunsterville Rudyard Kipling