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    Rudyard Kipling Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 3.75" x 6", Bateman's, Burwash, England; September 10, 1926. In this letter to a Dr. Curteis, Kipling requests the doctor send along another tonic for his wife whenever it is ready, despite his wife's dislike of the side effects. It reads in part: "Mrs. Kipling complains that the 'tonic' is rather binding in its effects and I'm afraid that this may prejudice her against going on with it & anything of the same nature in other medicines. Could you make the next bottle a little more relaxing as I think the tonic is doing her good... will you let me know when the next medicine will be ready & then I can send for it." Signed, "Rudyard Kipling."

    Condition: Smoothed mail fold with light foxing.

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    May, 2021
    19th Wednesday
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