T. S. Eliot Correspondence Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists primarily of the correspondence of T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965) to fellow authors Stephen Spender (1909 - 1995) and John Middleton Murry (1889 - 1957). Included are 66 letters to Murry, written between 1919 and 1956; and 138 letters to Spender, written between 1928 and 1963. Topics include publishing ventures, fellow authors, and comments on current reading. Many of Eliot’s letters are written in his professional capacity as editor of the Criterion or a director of Faber and Faber. The Eliot-Spender correspondence was acquired from Stephen Spender in 1965 and the Eliot-Murry letters were purchased from a dealer sometime after Murry’s death, or acquired individually in subsequent years. A listing of the letters follows and individual cards are filed in the manuscript shelflist. Eliot’s letters to several miscellaneous recipients are also listed.
- Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1965
Conditions Governing Access
Copyright for materials resides with the literary executors of individual letters and documents. All users must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Conditions Governing Use
Available for research.
Language of Materials
T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) American-English poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic is considered to be one the twentieth century's most influential authors.This collection consists primarily of the correspondence of T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965) to fellow authors Stephen Spender (1909 - 1995) and John Middleton Murry (1889 - 1957).
The correspondence is sorted by recipient, then arranged chronologically.
Method of Acquisition
Processed in May 1976. Revised by Sigrid Pohl Perry in April 1997, encoded version revised by Nora Epstein in July 2014.
- Guide to the T. S. Eliot Correspondence Collection
- Sigrid Pohl Perry; Nora Epstein.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository
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