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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2720

T. S. Eliot letters to Martin Shaw concerning The rock


Letters from T. S. Eliot to composer Martin Shaw concerning their collaboration, The rock.


  • 1933-1947

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


Permission of the T. S. Eliot Estate is required to publish letters by T. S. Eliot.


.1 linear feet (1 box)
Chiefly typescript letters from T. S. Eliot to the British composer Martin Shaw relating to their collaboration on and production rights to the pageant, The rock, but also concerning other collaborations; with correspondence between Eliot and Joan Shaw (Mrs. Martin Shaw) and one letter to Eliot from Phyllis Potter.

Biographical / Historical

T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965) was an American-British poet, dramatist, and critic, a director at the British publishing firm of Faber and Faber, and editor of The criterion. Martin Shaw (1875-1958) was an English composer who worked in the theater and also on Anglican hymnody.


Arranged alphabetically by author, then by date.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010M-88. Purchased with funds from the Harmand Teplow Class of 1920 Book Fund, received: 2011 March 25.

Related Materials

See HOLLIS and OASIS for additional T. S. Eliot papers held by the Houghton Library.

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Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot letters to Martin Shaw concerning The rock, 1933-1947: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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