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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2597

Additional letters sent to Flora Virginia Milner Livingston concerning Kipling collections


Letters sent to Harvard librarian, Flora Virginia Milner Livingston, concerning Rudyard Kipling collections.


  • 1919-1943

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Letters to Livingston from various librarians, publishers, scholars, and bibliophiles, concerning Kipling collections. Especially concerns information for her books: Bibliography of the works of Rudyard Kipling (1927); and Supplement to the Bibliography of the works of Rudyard Kipling (1938). Also includes typescript transcript copies of Rudyard Kipling's letters to Mr. Vallentin[e?].

Biographical / Historical

Flora Virginia Milner Livingston was, for many years, the Curator of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Collection in the Harvard College Library. She was the wife of Luther S. Livingston, the first librarian of the Widener Memorial collection. She became assistant librarian of that collection after her husband's death in 1914; then librarian in 1926. Rudyard Kipling was one of her many scholarly interests.


Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

57M-272. Transferred from the Widener Memorial Room, Harvard College Library, Harvard University; received: 1957.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862-, recipient. Additional letters sent to Flora Virginia Milner Livingston concerning Kipling collections, 1919-1943: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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