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A. P. Watt and Son records relating to Rudyard Kipling

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 893

Scope and Contents

The records include writings, correspondence and printed materials by or relating to Rudyard Kipling. Writings consist of holograph manuscripts, corrected typescripts, and corrected proofs. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters from Rudyard Kipling to A. P. Watt and Alec Watt written between 1889 and 1936 concerning both the publication of Kipling's writings and personal matters. Pamphlets by Kipling comprise the bulk of the printed material, which also includes clippings, ephemera and various other items.

Dates

  • 1889-1945

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The A. P. Watt & Son Records Relating to Rudyard Kipling is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2011.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: Series I. Writings, 1891-1920s. Series II. Correspondence, 1889-1938. Series III. Printed materials, 1891-1945.

Extent

5.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Overview

The records include writings, correspondence and printed materials by or relating to Rudyard Kipling. Writings consist of holograph manuscripts, corrected typescripts, and corrected proofs. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters from Rudyard Kipling to A. P. Watt and Alec Watt written between 1889 and 1936 concerning both the publication of Kipling's writings and personal matters. Pamphlets by Kipling comprise the bulk of the printed material, which also includes clippings, ephemera and various other items.

A. P. Watt & Son

A. P. Watt and Son is a British literary agency founded in 1875 by A. P. (Alexander Pollock) Watt. Under A. P. Watt and later his son Alec Watt, the firm served as literary agents for Rudyard Kipling from 1889 until Kipling's death in 1936.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the A. P. Watt & Son Records Relating to Rudyard Kipling
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
October 2012
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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