Hollings Collection

Scope and Content

Works of Rudyard Kipling:

printed books; 189-?-1932

printed pieces taken from periodicals (some transcripts); 1891-1936

illustrations; n.d.

auction catalogue; 1938

articles on Rudyard Kipling taken from periodicals; 1907-1939

pamphlet on Rudyard Kipling; n.d.

obituary notices, tributes etc. on Rudyard Kipling; 1936

Papers of H. P. Hollings:

correspondence; 1950 - 1954

The Kipling Society; 1944-1954

The Kipling Society Publications; 1936-1946

Administrative / Biographical History

H. Percy Hollings was a journalist who formed this collection of the works of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), author. He was an early member of the Kipling Society founded in 1927 - with enrolment number 18 - and in the early days of his enthusiasm visited Burwash and the storied places on Kipling's property. In 1931-33 he was living in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, in 1944-46 in Kingswood, Surrey, in 1950-54 in Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex (SxMs 39/2/21, 23-25).

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 Keep's Reading Rooms.

Acquisition Information

Presented in 1978


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.

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.