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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1691.6

Correspondence and compositions of T. S. Eliot and Henry Ware Eliot


Correspondence and compositions of American poet T.S. Eliot and of his brother Henry Ware Eliot.


  • 1904-1956

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Correspondence of Henry Ware Eliot and T.S. Eliot with publishers, Yale University curator Donald Gallup, and to family members, together with Eliot family records, a poem and essay of T.S. Eliot, and a typescript mystery novel of Henry Ware Eliot.

Biographical / Historical

T. S. Eliot was an American poet, dramatist, and critic; his brother Henry Ware Eliot was a writer and archeologist.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Letters
  2. II. Manuscripts

Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-164. Gift of Mrs. Henry Ware Eliot, 84 Prescott Street Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1956-1964.

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. Correspondence and compositions of T. S. Eliot and Henry Ware Eliot, 1904-1956: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

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