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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2706

Linda Benson collection of T. S. Eliot papers

Correspondence, compositions and clippings by or about American-born, British naturalized poet, critic, essayist and playwright T. S. Eliot, collected and annotated by his secretary at Faber and Faber, Linda Melton Benson.


  • 1940-2006

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English, French, and Swedish.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 box)

Includes correpondence and compositions by Eliot as well as clippings, programs and photographs. Also includes the funeral program from Eliot's memorial and samples of Eliot's seals. Collected by Linda Melton Benson, Eliot's secretary at Faber and Faber.

Biographical / Historical

T. S. Eliot was a playwright, essayist, publisher and critic, and one of the twentieth century's major poets.


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Compositions
  3. III. Other materials

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2005M-52. Gift of Linda Benson, 5 Great River Lane, Hillsdale, NY 12529; received: 2006 April 7.

Related Materials

See HOLLIS and OASIS for additional T. S. Eliot papers.

Separated Materials

Two phonograph records, recordings of T. S. Eliot plays, were transferred to the Woodbury Poetry Room.

Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne E. Denison
Link to catalog
Benson, Linda Melton, collector. Linda Benson collection of T. S. Eliot papers, 1940-2006: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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