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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1635.5

T. S. Eliot juvenilia


Literary and drawing juvenilia by American-born poet, T. S. Eliot.


  • 1899 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

RESTRICTED: fragile; use surrogate.


.2 linear feet (1 box)
Includes an autograph manuscript (signed), in pencil, of a "weekly magazine" titled Fireside, written by Eliot when he was 11 years old, divided into pages for editorials, poetry, short stories, gossip, and other sections. The magazine was dated 1899 January 28- February 19, with pencil drawings to illustrate stories and poems. This item is incomplete, includes numbers 1-8, 11, and 13-14.

Also includes: an autograph manuscript of Eliot's floral magazine, 1899 February, St. Louis, Missouri (with pencil drawings); and 3 additional undated pencil drawings.

In a tray case, 16 centimeters.

Biographical / Historical

Eliot was a poet, dramatist, and critic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Eliot, Jr.; received: date unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot juvenilia, 1899: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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