A.W. Yeats, Kipling Collector and Bibliographer

by Steven Escar Smith

The A. W. Yeats Kipling collection at the Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A&M University, is one of the most extensive and unique of its kind.

It is virtually complete in first and later editions, contains all of the collected works, has many important association items, and also contains a substantial collection of correspondence and manuscript material. It was formed by an important Kipling scholar and is also linked by that scholar to two other important collections.

The bookplate of A. W. Yeats (right) shows the tower at the University of Texas, where A. W. Yeats earned his Ph.D. and worked for Harry Ransom.