Letter, small, single page, both sides; written on 27 December 1933 to Donald Mackintosh by Rudyard Kipling (excerpt): "I'm not at all sure about coming / down for the Centenary as things / are with me now: but I want / to try for it. (I've seen, by the way) // Australian "demonstrations", when / the Australian contingents left / Capetown at the end of the Boer / War. It was very, very gay! // I'm glad you liked my souvenirs / of France. I only hope and pray / that I'm dead wrong about "the real / war". But it's thick weather. // With every good wish for the new / year to you and yours / Most sincerely / Rudyard Kipling". Handwritten in blue and black pen, cream paper, "GRAND PUMP ROOM HOTEL. / BATH." letterhead. Accompanying envelope is 1987.1695.19.
0 - Whole: H: 179 W: 128 D: 1mm (H: 7 1/16 W: 5 1/16 D: 1/16")
Donald Mackintosh; 22 Sep 1866
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Mr J & Mrs C Callaghan (nee Olholm)