In the Kipling Library, April 13th

April 13th 2022 at 1800 BST on Zoom: members joined  Dr Toby Parker, the Society’s Honorary Archivist and John Walker, our Hon. Librarian, in a celebration of rare or unusual books and ephemera to be found at Haileybury, and in your own collections.

The Society’s Library, now housed at Haileybury in Hertfordshire, is a research collection, which has been steadily built up since the Society was founded, in 1927. It offers all of Kipling’s published work, including rare and unauthorised editions, selections and translations, both historic and brand new.

Biography and criticism are well covered, and there are also biographies of contemporaries, and a significant range of specialist works on such relevant subjects as the British Army and the history and politics of India. A selection of photographs, cuttings and ephemera is available, and much of this is being digitised for easier use.

Haileybury, of course, has its own important collection of similar material, including unique items linked to Kipling’s days at United Services College.

Altogether, we can claim to have one of the best facilities for Kipling researchers and enthusiasts, now housed at Haileybury.

John Walker