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MS Am 2706

Benson, Linda Melton, collector. Linda Benson collection of T. S. Eliot papers, 1940-2006: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2706
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Benson, Linda Melton,
Title: Linda Benson collection of T. S. Eliot papers,
Date(s): 1940-2006.
Quantity: 1 collection (.3 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, French, and Swedish.
Abstract: 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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

Processing Information:

Processed by: Suzanne E. Denison

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Linda Benson Collection of T. S. Eliot Papers, 1940-2006 (MS Am 2706). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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.

Biographical / Historical

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


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Scope and Contents

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.

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