Consists of correspondence concerning Washington University's commemoration of the 100th birthday of T.S. Eliot with a two day conference "T.S. Eliot: A Centennial Appraisal," September 30 - October 2, 1988.
Consists of material relating to Howarth's book, NOTES ON SOME FIGURES BEHIND T.S. ELIOT (1964), including his letters to and from Eliot. Several drafts of the book with marginal corrections by Eliot are housed in the collection, too. The collection offers a unique opportunity to view the response of the subject of a critical biography to the views of a biographer.
The Correspondence series consists of: five letters from Eliot to Collin and Lillian Brooks, and five letters and one telegram from Eliot’s wife, Valerie Eliot, to Collin and Lillian. The letters in total track the genesis of Eliot’s relationship with Valerie, and his emotional state at the time, in uncharacteristically expressive and candid fashion.
The Manuscripts series includes a revised copy of T. S. ELIOT'S COLLECTED POEMS, 1909-1935, with corrections and annotations in the author's hand, undertaken in preparation for a new edition, along with typescripts of a section titled Occasional Verses, to be added to the original edition. These typescripts include the poems "Defense of the Islands," "A Note on War Poetry," "To the Indians Who Died in Africa," "To Walter De La Mare," and "A Dedication to My Wife." Also includes a typescript of author's notes to accompany the poems, and an autograph list of Eliot poems, possibly in preparation for a reading.
The 15th impression of the first edition of Collected poems, originally published in 1936. Ms. note on front free endpaper: "This copy to be used in preparing next edition. Return to T.S.E."; includes insertions, alterations, and editorial changes made by the author in preparation for a new edition, published in 1963