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LETTER TO PROFESSOR DOWDEN

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LETTER TO PROFESSOR DOWDEN

Made by: Rudyard Kipling

Currently in storage


About this object

A folded sheet of stationary written on one side. The letter was written at Brattleboro, Vermont while Kipling was in this country, April 21, 1893 to Professor Dowden. In answer to a request for a poem apparently to help the Irish cause. "Brattleboro VT USA April 21 Dear Sir, I am only just in receipt of yours under gate 23 ultimo and very much wich that I could help you in the manner indicated but these things do not come well unless they come by themselves and though I have tried many times in the last few months. The Eight needs did not write themselves down. Anything that I might be reminded to do ? badely I think apply to which unionists in particular because my way of looking at the shameful mess is from the point of view of the whole Empire by and large therefore perhaps it would be better to get an Irishman who could feel the danger to his land. I know what it will do intrude these ,imits and would give a great deal to be able to say so properly. However, I promise to send you anything that may come if you care to use it but from this distance it looks as though you needed drill a damned sight more than doggeral, Sincerely, Rudyard Kipling"

Category:
correspondence artifacts
Object name:
LETTER TO PROFESSOR DOWDEN
Made from:
Paper
Made in:
England
Date made:
1893
Size:
19.9 × 12.3 cm (7 7/8 × 4 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
57.20
Class:
AUTOGRAPH
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE Rudyard Kipling
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973