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Call No.: MS Am 2702
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Title: T. S. Eliot letters to Geoffrey Curtis,
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Materials are in English
Abstract: Letters of the American poet and dramatist T. S. Eliot to Father Geoffrey Curtis.
The Houghton Library holds various collections of T. S. Eliot papers; see HOLLIS and OASIS.
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:
- I. T. S. Eliot letters to Geoffrey Curtis
- II. Other letters
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.