Autograph letter from Rudyard Kipling to Henry Chappell, March 4 1917
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

Autograph letter from Rudyard Kipling to Henry Chappell, March 4 1917

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Description

Thanking him for signing his copy of The Day. Written on Empire Hotel headed paper. Henry Chappell, 1874-1937 became famous over night with his poem 'The Day' published in the Daily Express on 22nd August 1914. It was translated into many languages. He became known as the 'Bath Railway Poet' as he was a porter on Bath Spa Station. He also wrote a book about the railway called 'Life on the Iron Road'. Unofficially it was suggested he should became the new Poet Laureate. He was friends with Rudyard Kipling and knew other famous poets of the time.
 

Image Reference

39123
 

Collection Reference

AL 2075
 

Original Width (mm)

112
 

Original Height (mm)

177
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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