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T. S. Eliot collection of papers

Title
T. S. Eliot collection of papers, 1918-1989 bulk (1918-1957).
Author
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS Eliot, TSSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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648 items.
Subject
Biography (note)
  • T. S. Eliot was an American and British poet, playwright, literary critic, and essayist.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. The bulk of the material was previously owned by Frank V. Morley. Other materials were formerly owned by Louis C. Greene, Leonard Clark, Henry Miller, the American Play Company, the Group Theatre archive, and John Quinn, the former owner of "The Waste Land" typescript/manuscript. The collection also includes gifts by Robert Giroux and Eric Sheffield. Donald Gallup's volume of the "Lost Manuscripts" of T. S. Eliot is inscribed by the author to the Berg Collection.
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Berg Coll MSS Eliot, TS
Author
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Title
T. S. Eliot collection of papers, 1918-1989 bulk (1918-1957).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence by and about the author, an undated notebook, legal documents, and portraits of the author. The typescripts and manuscripts include poems, criticism, plays, and lectures. Also included are poems, criticism, eulogies, essays, and notes toward works, in typescript and manuscript, by W. H. Auden, Donald Gallup, Randall Jarrell, Frank V. Morley, Sean O'Casey, Ezra Pound, Stephen Spender, Lytton Strachey, and others. Among this material is the typescript/manuscript of "The Waste Land," with Ezra Pound's annotations. Correspondence dates from 1918 to 1964, whose recipients include Sylvia Beach, Rupert Doone, Ahme Haigh-Wood, W. S. Merwin, Henry Miller, Frank V. Morley, Michael Roberts, Edward Sackville-West, Vernon Watkins, Humbert Wolfe, Leonard Sidney Woolf, Virginia Woolf, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from 1919 to 1989, between various correspondents, including Willa Cather, Donald Gallup, Alfred Kazin, Frank V. Morley, Cynthia Ozick, Ezra Pound, Herbert Edward Read, Muriel Rukeyser, Edith Sitwell, Frances Steloff, Lytton Strachey, and others. There are letters to T. S. Eliot from Frank V. Morley, Dachine Rainer, Michael Roberts, Louis Untermeyer, Virginia Woolf, and from Malcolm Merritt of the The James Joyce Society, dating from 1930 to 1961.
Biography
T. S. Eliot was an American and British poet, playwright, literary critic, and essayist.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
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Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.
Gallup, Donald Clifford, 1913-
Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965.
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.
Morley, F. V. (Frank Vigor), 1899-
O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995.
Beach, Sylvia.
Doone, Rupert, 1903-1966.
Haigh-Wood, Ahme.
Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-2019.
Rainer, Dachine.
Roberts, Michael, 1902-1948.
Sackville-West, Edward, 1901-1965.
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977.
Watkins, Vernon Phillips, 1906-1967.
Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940.
Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998.
Ozick, Cynthia.
Read, Herbert, 1893-1968.
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980.
Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964.
Steloff, Frances, 1887-
Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932.
Morley, F. V. (Frank Vigor), 1899- Former owner
Greene, Louise C. Former owner
Clark, Leonard. Former owner
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. Former owner
Quinn, John, 1870-1924. Former owner
Giroux, Robert. Donor
Sheffield, Eric. Donor
Gallup, Donald Clifford, 1913- Inscriber
James Joyce Society (New York, N.Y.)
American Play Company. Former owner
Group Theatre (U.S.) Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Eliot, TS
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