Photographic reproductions of 29 letters from Rudyard Kipling to S. A. Courtauld.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Samuel Augustine Courtauld (1865-1953) was the eldest surviving son of George Courtauld and was for many years a director of Courtaulds Ltd (formerly Samuel Courtauld & Co). He devoted his ample fortune and leisure to public service and philanthropic works in Essex and at the Middlesex Hospital. He edited others translations of Horace, whose writings were a shared enthusiasm with Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), the author. Courtauld spoke to the Kipling Society in 1933 on Kipling's literary allusions , a text of which is in the Kipling papers from Wimpole Hall, but without any correspondence (SxMs 38/27/13).
Conditions Governing Access
Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research, within the controlled environment and restrictions of The Keep's Reading Rooms.
Gift by Lady (Mollie) Butler of Saffron Walden, widow of R. A. Butler and daughter of Augustine Courtauld, son of S. A. Courtauld.
Prepared by John Farrant, July 2002.
Other Finding Aids
An online catalogue is available on The Keep's website.
Conditions Governing Use
COPIES FOR PRIVATE STUDY: Subject to copyright, conditions imposed by owners and protecting the documents, digital copies can be made. The items in this collection are photocopies of original documents which are in copyright. Copies can only be supplied 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 original letters have been pasted into 28 bound volumes.
In 1984 the originals were in the possession of the donor.