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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1691.4, MS Am 1691.13

Leon Magaw Little correspondence with T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot

Overview

Correspondence of Leon Magaw Little with his Harvard classmate, American poet T. S. Eliot, largely on personal matters.

Dates

  • 1946-1967

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Correspondence of Leon Magaw Little with T. S. Eliot is largely concerning personal matters. Also includes correspondence with Valerie (Fletcher) Eliot and other correspondents, an autograph manuscript about T.S. Eliot written for the T. S. Eliot memorial issue of the Harvard Advocate, as well as news clippings and other printed material about T. S. Eliot.

Biographical / Historical

Eliot was an American poet, dramatist, and critic. Little and Eliot were classmates at Harvard (Class of 1910).

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

  1. I. MS Am 1691.4: Correspondence and other papers
  2. ___A. Letters to Leon Magaw Little
  3. ___B. Letters from Leon Magaw Little
  4. ___C. Other papers
  5. II. MS Am 1691.13: Additional correspondence

Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-129. Gift of Harvard College Class of 1910 through William B. Durant, 985 Memorial Drive, Cambridge 38, Massachusetts; received: 196813 May.

75M-100. Gift of The Harvard Class of 1910; received: date unknown.

Title
Little, Leon Magaw. Leon Magaw Little correspondence with T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot, 1946-1967: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou01077

Repository Details

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