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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1691.5

T. S. Eliot correspondence with Houghton Library


Correspondence between the American poet T.S. Eliot and William Alexander Jackson of the Houghton Library and others.


  • 1946-1964

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Access to unpublished T.S. Eliot material requires the permission of the Eliot Estate.


.5 linear feet (1 box and 1 volume)

Correspondence between T.S. and Theresa Eliot, and William Alexander Jackson of the Houghton Library, together with correspondence between Jackson and persons seeking to consult the T.S. Eliot collection.

Biographical / Historical

Eliot was an American poet, dramatist, and critic.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-165. From the files of Houghton Library Harvard College Library, Harvard University; received: 1946-1964.

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot correspondence with Houghton Library, 1946-1964 (MS Am 1691.5): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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