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MS Am 2702

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T. S. Eliot letters to Geoffrey Curtis, 1930-1964: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
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,
Date(s): 1930-1964.
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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

Processing Information:

Processed by: Melanie Wisner

Conditions Governing Access:

Manuscripts of unpublished T.S. Eliot material may be consulted only with the permission of Mrs. T.S. Eliot.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

T. S. Eliot Letters to Geoffrey Curtis, 1930-1964 (MS Am 2702). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

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

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).


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Scope and Contents

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.

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