Tyler Gift

Scope and Content

Scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings concerning Rudyard Kipling; 1897-1923

Cuttings of newspaper articles by Kipling; 1890-1917

Cuttings of newspaper articles about Kipling; 1898, 1914, 1926

11 letters to Kipling; 1898-1918

65 items of correspondence from Kipling, including 33 to Messrs Thacker Spink & Co., his publishers in Calcutta; 1886-1926

Administrative / Biographical History

Matilda ( Tilly ) Jaynes Tyler (d 21 August 1992) graduated from Barnard College, New York, in 1951, and went on to receive a teaching degree from Southern Connecticut State College. She taught for 23 years, retiring from Wallingford (Connecticut) High School in 1979. She gained recognition as an authority on Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), author, and built up at her home in New Haven, Connecticut, a rare collection of his works. In 1988, she donated copies of some of the press-cuttings, correspondence and notes in her collection to the University of Sussex, and made five subsequent additions. These copies constitute the present collection. She bequeathed her collection to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, USA.

Access Information

Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research, within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Special Collections Reading Rooms.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Matilda Jaynes Tyler, 1988-92

Other Finding Aids

A handlist is available in the Library and also on its website .

Conditions Governing Use

COPIES FOR PRIVATE STUDY: Subject to copyright, conditions imposed by owners and protecting the documents, the Library can supply, at a charge, photocopies, photographs or digital copies.

Note that items in this collection are photocopies of original documents which are in copyright. The Library is able to supply copies of them, only with the written permission of the copyright owner or representative.

PUBLICATION: A reader wishing to publish material in the collection should contact the Head of Special Collections, in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner. The National Trust is the owner of the copyright in the works of the Kipling family.

Related Material

This collection supplements the main collection of the papers of Rudyard Kipling, his parents, his wife and his daughter, which accumulated at Wimpole Hall, near Cambridge and which are deposited at the University of Sussex as SxMs 38, Kipling Papers - Wimpole Archive. The record for that collection includes a list of all the supplementary collections.

Additional Information

Matilda Tyler bequeathed her collection to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, USA.