Thomas Stearns Eliot Collection
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.