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FILE — Box: 50, Folder: 5 Identifier: MS Am 3065, 86

[T. S. Eliot sound recording], undated Digital

Primary author of work: Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Scope and Contents Detailed contents, Side A: Difficulties of a Statesman
Scope and Contents Detailed contents, Side B: [blank]
Scope and Contents Sleeve annotations: Original. Never processed. | (extra word at end) | 6 H |T. S. Eliot | Difficulties of a Statesman | 3 1/2 min
Scope and Contents Facsimile information: See sleeve facsimile no. 30 in same box.


  • undated

Language of Materials

English unless otherwise indicated; other languages include Afrikaans, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, and Yiddish.

Conditions Governing Access

Due to the fragility of the media, access to the original discs and sleeves requires the permission of the curator.


1 sound disc (lacquer on metal substrate) ; 13.25"

1 folder

Physical Location

Temporarily located in Lamont aisle B-?


Curator's notes: Based on its digitization, we can confirm that this recording is not identical to the produced Harvard Vocarium version of "Difficulties of a Statesman" (HFS 3120). It is distinguished by the manner of Eliot's reading and an extra sound (possibly Eliot's voice or the engineer's) at the end.


Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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