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Collection Level Description: Poem about Cecil John Rhodes by Rudyard Kipling

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1772
Title: Poem about Cecil John Rhodes by Rudyard Kipling
Dates of Creation: 1902
Extent: 2 ff.
Name of Creator: Rudyard Kipling

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), poet and writer (works include The Jungle Book , 1894, and The Second Jungle Book, 1895). He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.

Scope and Content

Poem, "CJR", by Rudyard Kipling, read at Cecil John Rhodes' graveside, and letter to F.W. Rhodes about the poem, 1902. Manuscript.

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Listed as no. 1201 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Kipling | Rudyard | 1865-1936 | Author

Rhodes | Cecil John | 1853-1902 | Imperialist and Benefactor

Rhodes | Francis William | 1851-1905 | Colonel Colonial Administrator


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