[No surviving envelope]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
23 October 1947
My Birthday Greeting to
Dear Emily

I may decide to send you a cable after all, in spite of your request; because this (which should have been a birthday letter) has been delayed by a cold which has kept me in bed for several days and reduced me to complete stupidity also. I am now out and about again, to-day. I think this was the result of 1) the dental operation 2) a drop in the temperature on my return from the nursing home and the attempt to go on just a few days too long without turning on the electric heat 3) possibly inoculations and colds and flu, the last inoculation coming at the moment perhaps when I had just got a chill. I don’t really believe in any protection against colds except trying to avoid fatigue and chills simultaneously – I don’t think one catches cold except when tired: but at the same time it seems to be a kind of duty to try all the nostrums – inoculations, auto-inoculations, vitamins (IManwaring, Elizabeth;a6 haveSpencer, Theodore;c8 been conscientiously eating the Ascorbic Acid tablets which were so enthusiastically recommended to me by Miss Manwaring and Ted Spencer) and cold cure (Emagrin tablets recommended strongly by my sisters). As for the teeth, I am still wondering whether the time ever comes when one ceases to worry: at present I cannot eat soft bread or anything sticky, and even a coughing fit can dislodge them. But I hope that as the gums take their final shape the dentist can make the plates tighter. Other people seem to get on well enough and even make public speeches. SomehowFranceFrench language;b3and TSE's false teeth;a4 I have a suspicion that the teeth are more likely to come loose if I talk French. At least, it is reasonable to hope that I shall need no more general anaesthetics this year.

I was very glad to get your letter of the 15th, a day or two ago, with its description of your rooms and reassurance about your way of life. IEliot, Marion Cushing (TSE's sister)undernourished;f4 think Marion could give you tips on how to buy provisions for one person alone; but I should not like you to follow them too exactly, as I don’t think she eats enough – the way she attacked a beefsteak when I took her out to a meal seemed to tell a story. I should like to know that you buy yourself at least one beefsteak a week, and a good chop. IFaber and Faber (F&F)lunch at Wednesday board-meetings;f6 know that a joint is out of the question: I am myself very lucky to be able to get a good cut off a joint once a week, most weeks, at our weekly Board Lunch on Wednesdays.

As for parcels, there are some people who are in a position to send me a parcel from time to time, and want to do so; so I am discouraging you and my relatives, andPerkinses, the;m2 the Perkins’s, from doing so. Besides, one doesn’t want to be very much better off than other people.

ApartEuropeits post-war condition;a9 fromUnited NationsUNESCO's attempt to define Human Rights;a2 wrangles with UNESCO (letters to The Times, and direct)1 trying vainly to persuade them to clean up their language, and not attempt several silly projects which are a waste of time and money, when there is so much they could do helping the Greeks to get school desks, blackboards, textbooks and such essentials (as for most of Central Europe, we cannot do anything for that area with the Russians in control); andBlackburn, Raymondwith TSE against nuclear war;a1 discussing aLabour Party, the;a8 political statement with Captain Blackburn (one of the small number of Labour M.P.s who are both honest and courageous and independent)[,]2 I have done nothing but potter since I went to have my teeth out.

Perhaps somebody will take photographs of your rooms when you get settled – also I like to see the view out of each window, please: I don’t think you use a camera yourself. Itravels, trips and plansTSE's 1948 trip to America;g5;a1 don’t know why you should say that I shall not see the rooms for another year and a half: a year, please. IPrinceton Universityand TSE's Institute for Advanced Study position;e3 shall hope to get over in September, late, or the beginning of October; so as to have a couple of weeks in Massachusetts before settling in Princeton.

I am afraid that you will find the choice of plays in Concord very seldom to your taste; it is perhaps more serious if the producing is inefficient. With a good producer, and real discipline, one can always at least keep in practice, and get a drill useful for repertory work – the ability to throw oneself into any sort of part at short notice and make the best of it. But otherwise, any opportunity for serious work must, I fear, come from elsewhere. The prospect of giving recitations at schools etc. is interesting (what is the usual fee for such a performance, by the way?) and I should like to know what kind of poems are most in demand. I can send any new poetry books we publish, if new contemporary work is in any demand. TheLowell, Robertcommended to EH;a1 most interesting of the young American poets I have come across in the last two or three years is Robert Lowell.3

I'Milton II'apparently perceived as 'recantation';a8 imagination [sc. imagine] that my supposed ‘recantation’ refers to my lecture on Milton (which only recants on a few minor details, otherwise the title is merely sensationalism) which the British Academy are slow in producing. The text is only known from reports of my delivering it at the Frick Gallery in New York.4 ThoseEliot, Henry Ware, Jr. (TSE's brother)death;l5 days, when Henry was slowly sinking, were a nightmare: mostWellesley College1947 poetry reading at;a7 of all the afternoon and evening at Wellesley andManwaring, Elizabethon the day of Henry's death;a7 having to put up with Miss Manwarings [sic] fatuities.

This will not reach you till after your birthday, but I wish (much more than being able to give you a proper birthday present) that I could take you out on that evening and give you a very large and tender steak.


1.TSEUnited NationsUNESCO's attempt to define Human Rights;a2 to Julian Huxley (first director-general of UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation), in response to a draft memorandum on the scope of human rights, 27 Mar. 1947: ‘I will confess frankly … that my first sentiment is one of astonishment that Unesco should be occupied with such a formulation. A statement of the rights of man, unless it was a tissue of ambiguities, could never, I think, be framed in such a way as to command the assent of all intelligent men. It seems, therefore, a more appropriate activity for philosophers as private individuals than for an official body of the universal scope of Unesco. I should have thought that Unesco would be better occupied in the more particular activities of beneficence in helping injured countries to reorganize the higher part of their life.’ See too TSE, ‘UNESCO and the Philosopher’ (letter), The Times, 20 Sept. 1947, 5: CProse 7, 9–10. ‘UNESCO and its Aims: The Definition of Culture’, The Times, 17 Oct. 1947, 7; CProse 7, 19–20.

2.RaymondBlackburn, Raymond Blackburn (1915–91), who served in WW2 as a captain in the Royal Artillery, was a Labour Party Member of Parliament, 1945–51. (He was an alcoholic, was declared bankrupt in 1952, and in 1956 was convicted of fraud and served a prison sentence.)

TSECold War, Theand atomic war;a1n, who met Blackburn through Lord Vansittart, advised Blackburn on the wording of a statement warning of the dangers of nuclear proliferation: see ‘Control of Atomic Energy: Appeal for Anglo-U.S. Approach to Russia’, Manchester Guardian, 22 Dec. 1947, 5:

As a result of the failure of the Foreign Ministers’ Conference a group of prominent people in Britain, including members of both Houses of Parliament, have issued a statement drawing attention to what they regard as the seriousness of the threat of letting loose an atomic war as a result of a deterioration of international relations. After pointing to respects in which Communism, Fascism, and Nazism resemble each other, and to the concern felt at the growing strength of Communism the document says: ‘All attempts to control atomic energy have been frustrated by the intransigence of the Soviet Union. Unless within the very near future strict international control of atomic energy is established we shall face a desperate world situation.’ The idea of despots that war could be localised was a dangerous illusion, as was shown in 1914, and the illusion was infinitely multiplied in an atomic age. The signatories add –

‘Suspicions and strains were greatly increased as the time draws nearer when atomic and other weapons of mass destruction will probably be possessed by the major Powers and may be possessed by minor Powers. If the peoples of America and Britain have to choose between being engulfed by Communism and a new war, we believe that they would choose war.’


We think that it should be clearly indicated to the Soviet Union that a policy of wishing to have the fruits of war, without war itself, might eventually land them into a war which they do not, in our opinion, desire. We should make one last attempt, at the highest possible level, to secure Soviet participation in a scheme for the control of atomic energy. Above all, it should be pointed out to Mr. Stalin, by Mr. Attlee and President Truman, that it is to the interests of the Soviet Union that an atomic war should be averted. If this last and most powerful intervention were to fail, we suggest that the freedom-loving Powers closely associated with Britain and America should act in concert. They should together develop such a predominance of defensive strength, including atomic strength, that no Power would dare to challenge them. If this policy had been followed before 1939 there would have been no war.


The document goes on:

‘It is the sad fact that after six years of war the Allies overthrew one form of totalitarianism only to see another form become even more powerful in Europe than Fascism had been. It is most important for the British people to realise that the Communist fifth column in Britain is far more dangerous and powerful than the Fascist fifth column ever was. Liberty is sporadically dying and needs for survival a fervour at least equal to that of the force arrayed against it. This ideal cannot be achieved unless far greater attention is paid to a regeneration of the moral, spiritual, and religious consciousness of the British people.’

The signatories of the document are Lady Violet Bonham Carter, the Very Reverend W. R. Matthews (Dean of St. Paul’s), Mr. T. S. Eliot, Lord Brabazon of Tara, Lord Quibell, Earl Russell (Bertrand Russell), Lord Vansittart, Mr. Raymond Blackburn, M.P., Mr. Clement Davies, M.P., the Rev. Gordon Lang, M.P. and Mr Tom O’Brien, M.P.

3.RobertLowell, Robert Lowell (1917–77): celebrated American poet of American cultural history (though often associated with the so-called ‘Confessional’ school); descendant of a distinguished Boston family; Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 1947–8. Author of collections of poetry including Land of Unlikeness (1944), Lord Weary’s Castle (1946) and Life Studies (1959; winner of the National Book Award 1960). His poetry was to be promoted in the UK by TSE at Faber & Faber. Other awards included a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, 1947; the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1947 and 1974; and the National Book Critics Circle Award, 1977.

4.TSE gave his lecture on Milton as the Annual Lecture on a Master Mind, Henriette Hertz Trust, 26 Mar. 1947 (it was also broadcast on the BBC Third Programme); again at the Frick Gallery, New York, 3 May 1947. Published as Milton (1947); repr. in On Poetry and Poets: CProse 7, 21–43.

Blackburn, Raymond, with TSE against nuclear war,

2.RaymondBlackburn, Raymond Blackburn (1915–91), who served in WW2 as a captain in the Royal Artillery, was a Labour Party Member of Parliament, 1945–51. (He was an alcoholic, was declared bankrupt in 1952, and in 1956 was convicted of fraud and served a prison sentence.)

Cold War, The, and atomic war, EH on nuclear proliferation, TSE on the threat of, the Berlin Airlift,
Eliot, Henry Ware, Jr. (TSE's brother), hears TSE's Dryden broadcast, as potential confidant, sibling most attuned to TSE's needs, witness to the Eliots in 1926, surprises TSE in Boston, his aura of futility, disputes New Yorker profile of TSE, at Eliot family Thanksgiving, attends second Norton lecture, his business in Chicago, hosts TSE in New York, TSE reads his second detective story, his immaturity, accuses TSE of wrath, writes TSE long critical letter, the favourite of TSE's parents, sends New York Murder clippings, writes again about religion, insensitive to European affairs, Peabody Museum employ as research associate, gives TSE pyjamas for Christmas, sends TSE luggage for Christmas, hosts Murder's Boston cast, sends present to Morley children, cables TSE on 50th birthday, given draft of Family Reunion, gives TSE portfolio, champions Kauffer's photograph of TSE, explains operation on ears, sends list of securities, takes pleasure in shouldering Margaret, undergoes serious operation, recovering at home, as curator of Eliotana, as curator of Eliotana, war imperils final reunion with, and TSE's rumoured Vatican audience, corresponds with TSE monthly, offers Tom Faber wartime refuge, nervous about TSE during Blitz, as described by Frank Morley, recalls The Dry Salvages, has appendix out, cautioned as to health, frail, condition worries TSE, as correspondent, friend to J. J. Sweeney, tries TSE's patience, reports on Ada, describes Ada's funeral, beleaguered by Margaret, sent Picture Post F&F photos, likened to Grandfather Stearns, goitre operated on, his archaeological endeavours, back in hospital, imagined in exclusively female company, ill again, as brother, has pneumonia, terminal leukaemia, prospect of his death versus Ada's, anxieties induced by deafness, writes to TSE despite illness, death, memorial service for, on EH's presumption, Michael Roberts's symptoms reminiscent of, his Chicago acquaintance, friends with Robert Lowell's father, invoked against EH, on TSE's love for EH, buried in Garrett family lot, The Rumble Murders,

3.HenryEliot, Henry Ware, Jr. (TSE's brother) Ware Eliot (1879–1947), TSE’s older brother: see Biographical Register.

Eliot, Marion Cushing (TSE's sister), described, her reading habits, not a suitable confidant, TSE reflects on reunion with, Symphony concerts with TSE, to the cinema with TSE, delighted with first Norton lecture, recommends TSE hairdresser for baldness, attends second Norton lecture, hosts birthday party for Margaret, remembered in St. Louis, worried by Dodo's manner, TSE's pride in, vigilant on TSE's health, on Randolph family holiday, congratulates TSE on separation, 1934 summer in England with Dodo, July arrival anticipated, arrangements for, visit to Chipping Campden, off to Salisbury, walks to Kelmscott, returns from Winchester, forces Regent's Park on TSE, excessively humble, next to Ada in TSE's affections, protects TSE from overbearing Hinkleys, supported Landon over FDR, co-hosts Murder party, 1939 summer in England with Dodo, trip in doubt, Southwold week planned, due 19 June, taken to Dulwich, ballet and dinner with, Southwold holiday with, given to post-lunch naps, sends Christmas supplies to Shamley, as correspondent, easiest Eliot in Ada's absence, experiences crisis, importance as sister, Henry's fondness for, devoutly Unitarian, ignorant of Henry's true condition, undernourished, abortive 1948 summer in England, cancelled, which comes as relief, hosts family dinner-party, letter about Nobel Prize to, TSE leaves money with, 1949 visit to England with Dodo, June arrival anticipated, plans for, EH bids 'bon voyage', visit to Cambridge, return from Southwold, Borders tour, Basil Street Hotel stay, Thanksgiving with, reports on Dr Perkins's funeral, efforts to support financially, tethered to Margaret, joins TSE in St. Louis, 1954 trip to England with Dodo, visit to Ely and Cambridge, in light of Margaret's death, invoked against EH, TSE to Theresa on,

1.Marian/MarionEliot, Marion Cushing (TSE's sister) Cushing Eliot (1877–1964), fourth child of Henry Ware Eliot and Charlotte Eliot: see Biographical Register.

Europe, and Henry James, through the 1930s, its importance for America, potentially inspired by FDR, in the event of war, seems more alive than America, the effects of war on, its post-war future, its post-war condition, the possibility of Federal Union, TSE's sense of duty towards,
Faber and Faber (F&F), TSE's office in, the garrulousness of publishing, refuge from home, in financial straits, future feared for, tranquil Saturday mornings at, TSE disenchanted with, hosts summer garden-party, as part of Bloomsbury, TSE considers 'home', VHE intrusion dreaded at, robbed, increases TSE's workload, TSE's editorial beat at, negotiate over Murder in the Cathedral, pay advance for Murder, VHE's appearances at, and Duff Cooper's Haig, 'blurbs' for, commission new letterhead from Eric Gill, give Ivy lunch for Dukes, TSE as talent-spotter and talent-counsellor, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, mark TSE's 50th birthday, and the prospect of war, and closing The Criterion, lose Morley to America, on war footing, war ties TSE to, fire-watching duties at, wartime bookbinding issues, advertisements to write for, Picture Post photographs boardroom, offices damaged by V-1, consider moving to Grosvenor Place, lunch at Wednesday board-meetings, Christmas staff party,
France, TSE's Francophilia shared by Whibley, TSE dreams of travelling in, synonymous, for TSE, with civilisation, the Franco-Italian entente, over Portugal, TSE awarded Légion d’honneur, subsequently elevated from chevalier to officier, TSE describes a typical French reception, Switzerland now favoured over, French cuisine, French culture, Exhibition of French Art 1200–1900, French painting, compared to English culture, French language, tires TSE to speak, TSE hears himself speaking, TSE dreads speaking in public, and TSE's false teeth, French politics, French street protest, England's natural ally, post-Versailles, post-war Anglo-French relations, French theatre, the French, more blunt than Americans, as compared to various other races, Paris, TSE's 1910–11 year in, EH pictured in, its society larger than Boston's, TSE's guide to, Anglo-French society, strikes, TSE dreads visiting, post-war, the Riviera, TSE's guide to, the South, fond 1919 memories of walking in, Limoges in 1910, Bordeaux,
Labour Party, the, foreign policy, according to Leonard Woolf, mistrusted on foreign policy, 'futile as ever', its 1945 victory, and Harold Laski, better suited to the times, and the 1952 Wycombe by-election,
Lowell, Robert, commended to EH, dines with TSE in London,

3.RobertLowell, Robert Lowell (1917–77): celebrated American poet of American cultural history (though often associated with the so-called ‘Confessional’ school); descendant of a distinguished Boston family; Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 1947–8. Author of collections of poetry including Land of Unlikeness (1944), Lord Weary’s Castle (1946) and Life Studies (1959; winner of the National Book Award 1960). His poetry was to be promoted in the UK by TSE at Faber & Faber. Other awards included a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, 1947; the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1947 and 1974; and the National Book Critics Circle Award, 1977.

Manwaring, Elizabeth, and Wellesley poetry reading, lays on Paderewski concert, curates TSE exhibition, on the day of Henry's death,

3.ElizabethManwaring, Elizabeth Manwaring (1879–1959), a Professor of English at Wellesley College, was author of a pioneering study, Italian Landscape in Eighteenth Century England: a study chiefly of the influence of Claude Lorrain and Salvator Rosa on English Taste, 1700–1800 (New York, 1925). Good friend of TSE’s sister Marian.

'Milton II', TSE reading for, drafted, being revised, further revision, apparently perceived as 'recantation',
Perkinses, the, likely to be interested in An Adventure, compared to Mary Ware, enjoyable dinner at the Ludlow with, take to TSE, TSE desires parental intimacy with, their dinner-guests dismissed by TSE, who repents of seeming ingratitude, TSE confides separation plans to, too polite, questioned as companions for EH, offered English introductions, entertained on arrival in London, seek residence in Chichester, given introduction to G. C. Coulton, take house at Chipping Camden, as Chipping Campden hosts, given introduction to Bishop Bell, TSE entertains at Oxford and Cambridge Club, TSE's private opinion on, TSE encourages EH's independence from, their repressive influence on EH, buy TSE gloves for Christmas, sent Lapsang Souchong on arrival in England, invite TSE to Campden, move apartment, anticipate 1938 English summer, descend on EH in Northampton, and EH's wartime return to America, temporarily homeless, enfeebled, EH forwards TSE teenage letter to, their health, which is a burden, approve EH's permanent Abbot position,
Princeton University, according to TSE's fantasy, TSE engaged to lecture at, and Ronald Bottrall, TSE on his trip to, its architecture, compared to Harvard and Yale, Alumni Weekly print TSE's More tribute, possible wartime lectures at, and Allen Tate, among American colleges, extends wartime invitation to TSE, invites TSE to conference, Johnson lectures revamped for, confers honorary degree on TSE, and TSE's Institute for Advanced Study position, EH's information on, and Herbert Read, and EH's bequest,
Spencer, Theodore, offers TSE suite in Eliot House, looks after TSE, shares whisky and conversation with TSE, talks poetry till late, appears deaf during first Norton lecture, hosts TSE after the first Norton lecture, and English 26, learns to tie tie from TSE, and Matthiessen co-direct Dekker, TSE shares homosexual experiences with, hails Burnt Norton, worth discussing American politics with, speaks with EH, and TSE's honorary Harvard degree, dies of heart attack,
see also Spencers, the

2.TheodoreSpencer, Theodore Spencer (1902–48), writer, poet and critic, taught at Harvard, 1927–49: see Biographical Register.

travels, trips and plans, EH's 1930 trip to England, EH's proposed 1931 England visit, called off, EH's 1932 summer holidays, the Eliots' Derby Day excursion, related, the Eliots' July 1932 Hindhead visit, the Eliots' August 1932 Eastbourne holiday, described, TSE's 1932–3 year in America, Norton Professorship offered to TSE, and the prospect of reunion with EH, which TSE refuses to see as decisive, which angers EH, who writes and destroys a response, TSE's financial imperatives, TSE's itinerary, and the question of discretion, opportunity for adventurous lecture-tours, TSE speculates on attendant feelings, TSE on the voyage over, TSE reflects on, TSE's return from, the Eliot family's Randolph holiday, TSE's 1933 westward tour to Scripps, proposed to EH, and TSE's need to lecture, possibly via St. Louis, TSE's itinerary, possible stopover in Seattle, a shameful source of happiness, still a happy thought, described by Havens and others, TSE reflects on, TSE's return from, TSE wonders at 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a month which TSE reflects happily on, EH's summer 1935 plans, EH departs England, EH in Florence, arrived in Rome, TSE coordinating with EH's return, TSE recommends Siena, EH returns to Florence, EH sails for Riviera, EH returns from France, L'Escargot lunch on EH's return, EH sails for Guernsey, May 1935, EH's June 1935 London sortie, TSE attends Dr Perkins's birthday, TSE's July 1935 Campden week, TSE offers to fund EH in London, where EH joins Jeanie McPherrin, TSE's Campden birthday weekend, prospect of EH spending month at Blomfield Terrace, Thorp theatre outing, TSE's 6–8 September Campden weekend, EH staying at 19 Rosary Gardens, EH to Campden for 15–17 November, EH sails for Boston, EH and TSE's final farewell, TSE and EH's final weeks in London, their excursion to Finchampstead, TSE reflects on, excursion to Greenwich, EH reflects on the final weeks of, TSE's 1934 Faber summer holiday, described, TSE's dream of Cairo, TSE's invitation to Finland, palmed off on Robert Nichols, 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1945 September fortnight in Lee, described, TSE's 1945 Christmas in Lee, described, TSE's 1946 summer in America, date for passage fixed, paperwork for, TSE's itinerary, its aftermath, recounted, TSE's 1947 summer in America, dependent on lecture engagements, TSE seeks to bring forward, Henry's condition brings further forward, set for April, itinerary, EH reflects on, TSE's scheduled December 1947 visit to Marseilles and Rome, itinerary, TSE's preparations for, dreaded, Roman leg described by Roger Hinks, EH's hypothetical March 1948 visit to England, TSE's postponed 1948 trip to Aix, itinerary, recounted, home via Paris, TSE's 1948 trip to America, itinerary, TSE's visit to EH in Andover, disrupted by Nobel Prize, TSE's 1948 Nobel Prize visit to Stockholm, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1949 family motor-tour of Scotland, described, TSE's October–November 1949 trip to Germany, possible itinerary, preparations for, final itinerary, TSE's account of, the return via Belgium, TSE's January 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1963 trip to America,
United Nations, its creation in San Francisco, UNESCO's attempt to define Human Rights,
Wellesley College, October 1932 poetry reading at, post-reading supper with English Department of, TSE attends Paderewski concert at, TSE obliges Sheff by lecturing at, 1936 poetry reading at, 1947 poetry reading at, Jeanie McPherrin asks TSE to read at,