KIPLING, Caroline. 18781

£200

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Autograph Letter Signed ‘Caroline Kipling’, a few days after the Kipling family’s arrival in South Africa, to Mr. Carter, asking him to “send over your man for the washing from The Woolsack tomorrow (Monday) as he has been in the habit of coming for the past two years”. 1 page 6 x 4 inches, foxed overall, integral blank leaf. The Woolsack [Rondebosch, Cape Town], 18 January 1903. Uncommon; it is remarkable that such an ephemeral note should survive for over 100 years. Rudyard and Caroline Kipling and the children arrived at Cape Town on 13 January 1903, and, according to Caroline Kipling’s diary, went straight to The Woolsack. ‘The Woolsack’, Rondebosch, Cape Town, was built by Cecil Rhodes for Rudyard Kipling’s use. Caroline (”Carrie”) Starr Balestier Kipling (1862-1939).