English author of The Jungle Book, etc.
ALS. 1p. Embankment Chambers, Villers Street, Strand. 4th April 1890. To [William] Woodall.
"I am unfortunately going out of town from the 14th to the 17th so I can't accept your invitation. But I'd very much like to meet you because you must know a great many of our stock and kin up in the North. Sincerely, Rudyard Kipling."
8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Lacking integral blank leaf. Fine.
From a 19th century collection made by the radical Liberal M.P., William Woodall.