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Eliot, Thomas Stearns, 1888 - 1965 (poet)

 Person

Dates and places

1888-1965

Legal status / Nationality

American (1888-1927), British (1927-65)

Sphere of activity

Poet, critic and dramatist

Relationships

Youngest chjld of Henry Eliot. Twice married: to Vivienne Haigh-Wood (1915) and Valerie Fletcher (1957).

Other information

Publications include: 'The Waste Land' (1923) and 'Murder in the Cathedral' (1935). Published 'The Criterion' (1922-39).

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Cast members and set of 'The Family Reunion' by T. S. Eliot, 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GHWR/5/96-101
Scope and Contents

Photographs of the cast members and set of 'The Family Reunion' by T. S. Eliot; its first amateur production by GHWR at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge. Dimensions: 15 x 21 cm (GHWR/5/96-7, 99-100), 21 x 15 cm (GHWR/5/98, 101). Sleeves 43-6.

Dates: 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the Rylands Papers are readily available to scholars in the Archive Centre. Record consultation is by appointment. Personal letters of living authors may only be consulted with their written permission. Some material is reserved in view of its sensitivity. There is no access to such material for the time being.
 File

Correspondence between Lydia Lopokova Keynes and T.S. Eliot, 1948 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0272/LLK/5/66
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter, signed, and 6 typed letters, signed, to Lydia Lopokova Keynes. 1948-57.
2 autograph manuscript draft letters from Lydia Lopokova Keynes. Undated.

Dates: 1948 - 1957
 File

Correspondence between T.S. Eliot and C.S. Lewis, 1943-02-19 - 1943-03-10

Reference Code: GBR/0272/HB/L/5
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning a reference to T.S. Eliot in C.S. Lewis' preface to 'Paradise Lost'. Includes:
T.S. Eliot to C.S. Lewis. 19 Feb. and 8 Mar. 1943
C.S. Lewis to T.S. Eliot 22 Feb. and Ash Wednesday (10 Mar.) 1943

Dates: 1943-02-19 - 1943-03-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The photocopies of letters from John Davy Hayward to T. S. Eliot (reference L/13/1-3) are reserved as a condition of deposit. Permission to read them must be obtained from Faber and Faber Ltd, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA. HB/M/21 is reserved (not available to researchers) under the Data Protection Act.
 File

Correspondence, possibly from T.S. Eliot to Vanessa Bell, 1955-07-24 - 1956-05-14

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AG/1/24
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter, signed, and 1 autograph postcard, signed.

Dates: 1955-07-24 - 1956-05-14
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The correspondence of Mrs. Garnett and her late husband, David Garnett, may only be read with Mrs. Garnett's permission. For further information, please contact the Archivist.
 Fonds

Eliot: The Papers of the Hayward Bequest of T.S. Eliot Material

Reference Code: GBR/0272/HB
Scope and Contents These papers comprise the typescripts, manuscripts, letters, and photographs given by T.S. Eliot to his friend, John Davy Hayward. They include drafts and proofs for some of T.S. Eliot's most famous works, including 'The Waste Land', 'Sweeney Agonistes', 'Four Quartets', 'Murder in the Cathedral', 'The Family Reunion' and 'The Cocktail Party'. Also included are the texts of several broadcasts and lectures, books from T.S. Eliot's library (many of them annotated), and over 350 photographs...
Dates: 1860 - 1988; 1860 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: The photocopies of letters from John Davy Hayward to T. S. Eliot (reference L/13/1-3) are reserved as a condition of deposit. Permission to read them must be obtained from Faber and Faber Ltd, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA. HB/M/21 is reserved (not available to researchers) under the Data Protection Act.
 Item

E.M. Forster and T.S. Eliot, 1920 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/349
Scope and Contents

Photograph of E.M. Forster and T.S. Eliot seated in armchairs with empty chairs to the left and right, and a picture on the far wall. T.S. Eliot is wearing long woollen socks turned up over knee-length trousers and has a fluffy white cat on his lap. Possibly taken at Monk's House. Print, 10.8 x 8.2. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, 'Self and T.S. Eliot / at the Woolfs - the picture / they gave me behind / date?'. (Sleeve 137)

Dates: 1920 - 1929
 Item

Letter form T. S. Eliot to JTS, 1954-06-23

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JTS/2/66
Scope and Contents

1 typed letter signed.

Dates: 1954-06-23
 Item

Letter from T.S. Eliot to E.M. Forster, 1929-08-10

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/171
Scope and Contents

1 typed letter, signed, to E.M. Forster.
To request this document, please use the following call mark: vol. 8/24

Dates: 1929-08-10
 Item

Letter from T.S. Eliot to Julian Bell, 1930-01-02

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JHB/2/15
Scope and Contents

1 typed letter, signed.

Dates: 1930-01-02
 File

Letters from T. S. Eliot to Clive and Vanessa Bell, 1914 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/188
Scope and Contents

4 typed letters signed, 1 typed letter unsigned, and 1 typed postcard signed to Clive Bell, 1927-39, including 1 letter signed on his behalf by his secretary, P. Wilberforce.
1 autograph letter signed to Vanessa Bell. 1937.
Photocopy of 1 autograph letter signed, 2 autograph postcards signed and 9 typed letters signed to Clive Bell. 1914-1947. Includes photocopies of 2 envelopes addressed in verse, 1937 and 1948.

Dates: 1914 - 1948
 File

Letters from T. S. Eliot to E. M. W. Tillyard, 1925 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMWT/Eliot
Scope and Contents

2 autograph letter signed and 15 typed letters signed.

Dates: 1925 - 1957
 File

Letters from T. S. Eliot to GHWR, 1925 - 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GHWR/3/138
Scope and Contents

5 autograph letters signed and 9 typed letters signed. The file also contains an autograph manuscript draft of 'Russet and Taffeta' by GHWR (published by Hogarth Press in 1925), annotated by T. S. Eliot; and a proof of a note by T. S. Eliot on 'The Revenger's Tragedy' for inclusion in the programme of a Marlowe Society production, 1937.

Dates: 1925 - 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the Rylands Papers are readily available to scholars in the Archive Centre. Record consultation is by appointment. Personal letters of living authors may only be consulted with their written permission. Some material is reserved in view of its sensitivity. There is no access to such material for the time being.
 File

Letters from T.S. Eliot to J.M. Keynes, 1927 - 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/PP/45/94
Scope and Contents

2 autograph letters, signed, and 1 typed letter, signed.

Dates: 1927 - 1934
 File

Papers relating to 'John Donne Dean of St Paul's: Complete Poetry and Selected Prose', 1928 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JDH/2
Scope and Contents

Working papers relating to JDH's edition of 'John Donne Dean of St Paul's: Complete Poetry and Selected Prose' (London, 1936). The file includes transcripts of sermons and poems; proofs; correspondence; and articles by T. S. Eliot on the Metaphysical Poets published in 'The Listener', 1930.

Dates: 1928 - 1947
 File — Container: GRB/1/5/10

Responses to a questionnaire on poetry, 1922-06 - 1922-07

Reference Code: GBR/0272/GRB/1/5/10
Scope and Contents A volume of fascicled responses by poets and critics to the questionnaire sent them by Harold Monro (poet, owner of the Poetry Bookshop, and editor of 'The Chapbook (A Monthly Miscellany)') containing three questions on the necessity, function and the form of poetry. Responses were received from: Martin Armstrong; Laurence Binyon; T. S. Eliot; John Freeman; Gerald Gould; Robert Graves; Edward Johnston; T. Sturge Moore; Ezra Pound; George Saintsbury; Frank Sidgwick; Walter Sherard Vines;...
Dates: 1922-06 - 1922-07
 File

Surnames E-G, 1915 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/CO/2
Scope and Contents This file comprises:Einzig, P., 'The exchange clearing system' (1935) - corrrespondence, November 1935-January 1936 (former reference L/36); Eliot, T.S., 'Full employment and the responsibility of Christians' published in 'Christian Newsletter' under the pseudonym 'Metoikos', 21 March 1945 - pamphlets and correspondence, March-April 1945 (former reference L/45); Ezekiel, Mordechai, title not given (piece concerns investment) - letter of criticism, June 1941 (former reference...
Dates: 1915 - 1945
 Sub-Fonds

The Society, 1936 - 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0272/KCAS/The Society
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

Records of 40 clubs and societies of King's College and Cambridge University

Dates: 1936 - 1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some records contain personal information as defined under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998) and will be reserved.
 Item

T.S. Eliot with Ottoline Morrell and Mark Gertler, 1922 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/871
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Ottoline Morrell sitting in her panelled room at Garsington Manor. She wears a long silk dress with a pearl necklace, and looks up smiling at T.S. Eliot. Eliot stands at the left of the image, holding a cigarette in his right hand, which is crossed over his chest. He looks down to the right at Ottoline Morrell. In the centre sits Mark Gertler, with his legs crossed, his right hand on his hip, his left hand holding a cigarette, looking towards the camera.

Dates: 1922 - 1928

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