RUDYARD KIPLING - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 05/11/1910 - HFSID 292336
Sale Price $1,020.00
Deposit slip for a London bank for 10 shares of a railroad company in Argentina, signed by him twice as "customer" and as "depositor", matted with a photo of Kipling to an overall size of 12x18
Document signed twice: "Rudyard Kipling", 1 page, 5¾x5½. London, 1910 May 11. Memorandum attesting that Kipling has deposited securities with The London City and Midland Bank, Ltd. He deposits ten shares of the Buenos Ayres Western Railway Ltd., valued at 10 pounds each. Kipling has signed twice, once as "customer" and again as "party depositing." Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), thefirst English author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature(1907), was born in India but was raised in England. An exponent of British empire building, Kipling also championed the common soldier. His novels include Wee Willie Winkie (1888), The Jungle Book (1894), Captains Courageous (1897), Kim (1901), and Just So Stories for Little Children (1902). His well remembered poems include "Recessional", "White Man's Burden", "Gunga Din" and "If". Of the first 22 Nobel Prizes in Literature, Kipling was the only recipient writing in English. Horizontal and vertical fold. Lightly creased. Pencil note (unknown hand) at top right. Otherwise, fine condition. Not matted in the Gallery of History style.
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