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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1691.7

T. S. Eliot correspondence with E. Martin Browne and dramatic compositions


Letters from poet and playwight T.S. Eliot to director E. Martin Browne, manuscripts of Eliot's plays, and notes by Browne on the play adaptations.


  • 1888-1965

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: unpublished T.S. Eliot material is restricted; consult curatorial staff.
Conditions Governing Access There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Includes 57 letters addressed to Browne and Henzie Raeburn Browne and numerous plays for the stage, including Cat's prologue, The cocktail party, The confidential clerk, The elder statesman, The family reunion, Murder in the cathedral and The rock, with notes on play adaptations by Browne.

Biographical / Historical

Eliot was a poet, dramatist, and critic. Browne (1900-1980) directed and taught modern and medieval religious drama, in England and America. He was the first director of T. S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Compositions

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

69M-84. Purchased with the Thomas E. Hanley fund and the Amy Lowell fund from Mr. E. Martin Browne, c/o David Higham Associates Ltd., 76 Dean Street, London, WIV 6AH; received: 1970 March 14.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot correspondence with E. Martin Browne and dramatic compositions, 1888-1965: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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