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.