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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2702

T. S. Eliot letters to Geoffrey Curtis


Letters of the American poet and dramatist T. S. Eliot to Father Geoffrey Curtis.


  • 1930-1964

Language of Materials

Materials are in English

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: unpublished T.S. Eliot material is restricted; consult curatorial staff.


.1 linear feet (1 box)
Eliot's signed typescript letters to Curtis are wide-ranging, touching on religion, poetry, writing, social engagements, professional obligations, travel plans, and domestic matters, often delving into spiritual questions. The collection includes a typescript (carbon) draft of Eliot's poem The cultivation of Christmas trees and letters to Curtis from from Frederick Wilse Bateson and Mervyn Sweet.

Biographical / Historical

T. S. Eliot was a poet, dramatist, and critic. Father Geoffrey Curtis was an Anglican clergyman, author, and member of the monastic Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield (England).


Arranged in two series:
  1. I. T. S. Eliot letters to Geoffrey Curtis
  2. II. Other letters

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010M-23. Purchased with funds from the Amy Lowell Trust; received: 2010 September 24.

Related Materials

The Houghton Library holds various collections of T. S. Eliot papers; see HOLLIS and OASIS.

Processing Information

Processed by: Melanie Wisner
Link to catalog
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot letters to Geoffrey Curtis, 1930-1964: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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