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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2244

T. S. Eliot correspondence


Primarily letters of American poet and dramatist T. S. Eliot to Eleanor Holmes Hinkley, Susan Stearns Hinkley, and Barbara Hinkley Welch Wolcott.


  • Creation: 1910-1970

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Chiefly letters from T.S. Eliot to Eleanor Holmes Hinkley, Susan Stearns Hinkley, and Barbara Hinkley Welch Wolcott. Also includes Valerie Eliot's letters to Eleanor Holmes Hinkley, letters from others to T.S. Eliot, and a few third-party letters.

Biographical / Historical

Eliot was a poet, dramatist, and critic.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

70M-61. Deposited by Barbara Welch Sturtevant (Mrs. Theodore C. Sturtevant), 101 Indian Av., Middletown RI 02840; received: 1971 March; gift: 1997 July 15.

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot correspondence, 1910-1970: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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