London, South Kensington
29 November 1996
RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936); 'JACK' HOBBS (1882-1963) & OTHERS
Autograph letter signed ("Rudyard Kipling") to Miss Elliott, 2 pages, 8vo, integral blank leaf, Hotel Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, 28 February 1927.
"We are first back from the hills and, as soon as carnival is over, we go away again so I am greatly afraid I shall have no chance of making your friend's acquaintance. I find - with all the kindness that is heaped on me here - that almost every moment of one's time is taken up!"
With a signed portrait postcard of J. B. Hobbs and approximately 57 other signed portraits and clipped signatures of sporting and show business personalities, 1920s to 1940s, all in a quarto album.
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