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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1691.1

T. S. Eliot letters to Ruth Harding

Letters from the American poet T.S. Eliot to Ruth Harding.


  • 1947-1963

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscripts of unpublished T.S. Eliot material may be consulted only with the permission of Mrs. T.S. Eliot.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Consists of eleven letters from Eliot to Ruth Harding, who was a nurse or caretaker to "Miss Eliot", mainly concerning Miss Eliot's health but also announcing his marriage and thanking Mrs. Harding for her hospitality when the Eliots visited.

Biographical / Historical

Eliot was an American poet, dramatist, and critic.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

64M-207. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Fund from Mrs. Verger Harding, 329 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1965 28 April.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot letters to Ruth Harding, 1947-1963: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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