KIPLING, RUDYARD (1865-1936)
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF STANZA 10 OF THE POEM 'THE NATIVE-BORN', signed ('Rudyard Kipling'), 8 lines, inscribed to Miss M. Tyson, 1 page, octavo, headed notepaper of the Kimberley Club, Kimberley, dated 9 March 1898
To the home of the floods & thunder -
To the pale dry healing blue...
To the last & the largest Empire -
To the map that is half unrolled!
Kipling sailed for South Africa on 8 January 1898 and was back in London on 30 April. He visited Kimberley twice on this tour. The poem was published in The Seven Seas in 1896.
PROVENANCE: A descendant of Captain Edward Bayley, the same source as 'Recessional' (see also lot 259).