T.S. Eliot Collection, 1905, 1917-1979.


T.S. Eliot Collection, 1905, 1917-1979.

Among notable works are a recording script of Ash-Wednesday and typescripts and tearsheets of broadcasts on John Dryden, James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Tennyson, and Charles Williams. Also present are typescripts of "Cape Ann," "Difficulties of a Statesman," "Five-finger Exercises," "Marina," "A Song for Simeon," "Triumphal March," and "Usk," and handwritten manuscripts of "Eyes that Last I Saw in Tears" and "Journey of the Magi." The Cocktail Party is represented by a typescript and a bound mimeograph proof copy with handwritten revisions dictated by Eliot to Mary Trevelyan. The Dry Salvages is represented by a corrected typescript and a handwritten manuscript of the last eighteen lines. A corrected typescript of The Elder Statesman is present, as is a corrected typescript of The Hollow Men [Part I]. Murder in the Cathedral materials include a signed acting edition, a prompt copy with corrections and notes by Ashley Dukes for the first production at the Mercury Theatre, and a printed third edition with Eliot's handwritten revisions for the fourth edition. Noctes Binanianæ, which contained anonymous poems by Eliot, is present as a proof copy with corrections by John Hayward. A handwritten copy of The Waste Land made by Eliot for an auction benefiting The London Library contains an extra line not present in its original publication. Series II. Correspondence is subdivided into Subseries A. Outgoing, 1917-1964, undated, and Subseries B. Incoming, 1920-1962, undated, and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The outgoing subseries is the larger one; notable letters include those to Montgomery Belgion, Marion Dorn, Charles Du Bos, Peter Du Sautoy of Faber and Faber, Ronald Duncan, Rayner Heppenstall, William Turner Levy, Philip Mairet, Marianne Moore, Thomas Sturge Moore, Henry Sherek, and Virginia Woolf. Incoming correspondence includes letters from Montgomery Belgion, Eudo C. Mason, and Henry Sherek. Letters from Thomas Sturge Moore to Eliot have handwritten drafts of manuscripts by Moore on the back. Series III. Personal Material is limited to Eliot's 1905 school yearbook, photographs of Eliot and E. McKnight Kauffer, and programs and tickets from the memorial service held after Eliot's death. Series IV. Third-Party Works and Correspondence is subdivided into Subseries A. Third-Party Works, [1945]-1970, undated, and Subseries B. Third-Party Correspondence, 1922-1979. Subseries A. Third-Party Works contains works by other authors, including musical scores by Denis ApIvor and Camillo Togni of works by Eliot and manuscripts about Eliot by Cyril Connolly and Henry Sherek. A typescript of "Sebastian (Fragment)" by Rayner Heppenstall contains handwritten notes by Eliot. Notable among third-party correspondence in Subseries B are letters from Valerie Eliot to Philip Mairet and other individuals, as well as letters to and from Gilbert Seldes regarding letters and works by Eliot and other matters.

6 document boxes, 1 galley folder (2.52 linear feet)






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