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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1691.15

Theodora Eliot Smith papers


Materials relating to the American-born, British poet T.S. Eliot and the Eliot family, collected by his niece, Theodora Eliot Smith.


  • 1864-1969

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to unpublished T.S. Eliot material requires the permission of the Eliot Estate. Other material in this collection is open for research use.


1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection consists of drawing of Eliot, letters to family members, biographical miscellany and printed materials on Eliot and his family, 1921 photograph album (including photographs of T.S. Eliot and Vivienne Eliot), loose photographs of Eliot and family members (ca. 1920s-1940s) and photographs of Eliot's visit to Harvard University, scrapbook, theater programs, and clippings.

Also includes materials relating to Charlotte Champe Stearns Eliot, Henry Ware Eliot (1843-1919) diary from 1864, Henry Ware Eliot (1879-1947), Marion Cushing Eliot, Theresa Garrett Eliot, Vivienne Eliot, Charlotte Eliot Smith, and Theodora Eliot Smith.

Biographical / Historical

Theodora Eliot Smith is the niece of T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot, poet, dramatist, and critic.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

87M-89. Manuscripts presented by: Theodora Eliot Smith, Broadmead, Apt. L-12, 13801 York Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030; received 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by: Patricia Burdick
Link to catalog
Smith, Theodora Eliot. Theodora Eliot Smith papers, 1864-1969 (MS Am 1691.15): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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