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Correspondence: Eliot to others, 1918 - 1959

Identifier: 1978.009.1-2

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection is grouped into 4 series:

Correspondence dating from 1918-1954 consisting of 23 autograph and typescript letters and 3 signed Christmas cards from Eliot to friends and colleagues including Stuart Latham and John Lehmann; 2 typescript letters from Mrs. S.K. Gussow to Eliot; and a photocopy typescript letter from Valerie Eliot to Garnerstone Press Ltd. in reference to T.S. Eliot: A Memoir, by Robert Sencourt.

Writings dating from 1950-1959 consisting of autograph and typescript draft fragments of Murder in the Cathedral, including a photocopy of Stuart Latham’s original production notes (see on-line catalogue record); programs for various theatre productions of “The Cocktail Party,” “The Confidential Clerk,” “The Elder Statesman,” and “Murder in the Cathedral,” as well as a printed copy of a memorial address given by Eliot in honor of William Collin Brooks.

Excised journal articles and reprints.

Personal ephemera including two photographs of Eliot, programs for Eliot’s funeral and memorial service, and an unveiling/dedication ceremony; program for a Stage Sixty Theatre Club production of a homage to Eliot featuring John Gielgud and Irene Worth; bookseller catalogues; keepsakes; and announcements.


  • Creation: 1918 - 1959



This material is open for research use by any registered reader. This material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.


34 items : Handwritten and typed letters, some with envelopes; reprint of a letter to the Editor.

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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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