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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1691.2

T. S. Eliot letters to Mary Trevelyan


Letters from the American poet T.S. Eliot to his friend Mary Trevelyan.


  • Creation: 1940-1956

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Papers were formerly restricted until Mary Trevelyan's death in 1983.

Conditions Governing Use

Any requests to publish Eliot material must be cleared through Faber and Faber’s Permissions Department.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Consists of 221 letters from Eliot to Trevelyan, together with literary notes, two unpublished poems written for Trevelyan, two letters to Eliot, and clippings.

Biographical / Historical

Eliot was an American poet, dramatist, and critic. Mary Trevelyan (1897-1983) was a close friend of Eliot's during the 1940s and 1950s.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

66M-29. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from House of El Dieff, Inc. 30 East 62nd Street, New York 21, New York; received: 196629 September.

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot letters to Mary Trevelyan, 1940-1956: Guide.
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