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Correspondence with John Davy Hayward, 1916 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0272/HB/L/12

Scope and Contents

This greater part of this sub-series comprises correspondence from T.S. Eliot to J.D. Hayward, although the sub-series also contains files of correspondence written by others to the two men.
Items L/12/1-29 were found in May 1979 to be in folders held in spring-backed binders. At that time, the Librarian flattened out the letters which were folded, removed the metal fastenings, and re-housed the material in 64 acid-free envelopes. When the material was opened in January 2000, items L12/1-29 underwent conservation work to repair paper tears, and were then placed in 29 fascicles.
Items L/12/2-17 had been in envelopes labelled 'Miscellaneous I - XVI' by the Librarian in 1979. Except for the removal of T.S. Eliot's letter to J.D. Hayward dated 7 January 1957 from an envelope labeled 'Miscellaneous I' and its insertion within fascicle L/12/1/29, the original order within these envelopes has been preserved.
Postcards previously held in a separate box, and also in an envelope labeled 'Miscellaneous XIV' have been removed for conservation reasons, and are listed as L/12/3-4.


  • Creation: 1916 - 1965


Conditions Governing Access

Letters from T.S. Eliot to John Davy Hayward, and related material, were closed until 2000 under the terms of J.D. Hayward's will. They are now on unrestricted access.


29 volume(s) (29 fascicles) : paper

14 envelope(s)

1 archive box(es) (1 archival box)

Language of Materials



Hayward, J.D.

Finding aid date

2003-03-21 10:41:15+00:00

Genre / Form

Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

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