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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1691

T. S. Eliot papers


A portion of the papers of American-British poet T. S. Eliot.


  • 1878-1958

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Access to unpublished T.S. Eliot material requires the permission of the Eliot Estate.


1.3 linear feet (4 boxes)
The core of this collection was gathered by Henry Ware Eliot, T. S. Eliot's brother. This portion of the T.S. Eliot collection consists of correspondence; notes; and writings, chiefly manuscripts of plays, addresses, radio broadcasts, and articles, by Eliot; notes on Harvard and Oxford courses, 1910-1915; and papers for philosophy courses. Includes 57 letters, 1937-1959, from Eliot to E. Martin Browne, who produced Eliot's plays, as well as production scripts and other papers relating to his plays, such as stage plans, seating plans, and programs for various productions of Murder in the Cathedral.

Biographical / Historical

Eliot was an American-British poet, dramatist, and critic.


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Works of Eliot in manuscript and relevant correspondence
  2. II. Lectures and addresses of Eliot in manuscript and relevant correspondence
  3. III. Miscellaneous correspondence
  4. IV. Notes, odd letters, trivia, etc.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Henry Ware Eliot; received: 1963.

Related Materials

See also HOLLIS and OASIS for additional T. S. Eliot papers held by the Houghton Library.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot papers, 1878-1958: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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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