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Rudyard Kipling:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
Title: Rudyard Kipling Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: circa 1870-1940, undated
Extent: 141 items
Abstract: The Rudyard Kipling Literary File Photography Collection consists of 141 items, including portraits and candid snapshots of Kipling, views of his homes, snapshots of his parents, and photographs of memorials.
Call Number: PH-02929
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Please note: Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please email Visual Materials Reference staff. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.
Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Centers' Open Access and Use Policies.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation Rudyard Kipling Literary File Photography Collection (PH-02929). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: Mary Alice Harper and Mary Foster, 2006

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin,

Scope and Contents

The Rudyard Kipling Literary File Photography Collection consists of 133 items (47 loose photographic prints, 45 nitrate negatives, 18 glass negatives, and 31 images in an album). The prints are portraits of Rudyard Kipling (some are art reproductions); candid snapshots of Kipling (on a horse) in India, seated with a group of children, or speaking to a group of adults; views of Kipling's house, and of Rudyard Lake Garage; portraits of Kipling's parents; and snapshots of memorials and/or gravestones for various Kipling family members. Several images and most photographers are unidentified. The nitrate negatives are for snapshots of graves. The Kipling Album contains images of East Sussex, including "Bateman's" (Kipling's home from 1902-1936) and the nearby village of Burwash, as well as Herstmonceux, Beachy Head, and views of Bodiam Castle.
This file forms a part of the Literary Files Photography Collection that is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally includes portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

Associated and related material by and about Kipling can be found in the Center's library and in the Rudyard Kipling Collection (MS-02306) and the Rudyard Kipling Art Collection (AR-00146).

Index Terms


Burne-Jones, Philip, 1861-1926.
Kipling, Alice, 1837-1910.
Kipling, Caroline, 1865-1939.
Kipling, John Lockwood, 1837-1911.
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
Lempicka, Tamara de, 1898-1980.



Document Types

Card photographs.
Cartes de visite.
Glass negatives.
Nitrate negatives.
Photographic postcards.
Photographic prints.

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