[No surviving envelope]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
24 November 1947
My Dear,

I have had your long letter of the 14th with me for several days, and had hoped to answer it fully at the weekend. But'Edgar Poe et la France';a6 I found myself obliged to give Saturday towards making a fair copy of the French translation of my discourse and my lecture – whichRoberts, Johnhis christening;a1 I have not quite completed, as I had to go on Sunday to a christening of Janet Roberts’s latest baby – IRobertses, the;a8 had not seem them for some months, and it seemed ungracious not to do so on this occasion – and stop to lunch with them afterwards; andFaber, Geoffrey;k7 then go to the other side of town to see Faber at the London Clinic, where he had just had an immense operation of three hours having all his teeth out. Andtravels, trips and plansTSE's scheduled December 1947 visit to Marseilles and Rome;g2TSE's preparations for;a6 I confess to feeling pretty languid and dispirited lately, because I suppose of the bafflement of my desired activities (at a time when, perhaps, I particularly need them to restore my equilibrium) by the necessity to prepare for a foreign visit which I would have avoided if I could. ItFranceFrench politics;b4post-war Anglo-French relations;a9 seems impossible to refuse a French degree, especially at a time when close relations with France are so important – but heaven knows, I could gladly do without any more degrees: and this one means a couple of months of my time gone in writing discourses for it, and will cost me about £25 I think in fares and expenses. After this visit to France and Italy I think I shall have done all that can be asked of me in literary international diplomacy for some time to come – until 1949 let us say. There is also the uncertainty about the immediate future in France, and not knowing whether, up to the last moment, travel may not be suspended. OnFluchère, Henri;a6 the other hand, Henri Fluchère, who is chiefly responsible for this affair of the degree, is to accompany me from London to Marseilles, which is where he belongs anyway: we shall be met by a car and driven to Aix; and after the three days – I have to speak once each day, twice in French and once in English – I shall be taken to the airport to fly to Rome, which is a matter of three hours. In RomeMallet, Victorin Rome;a2 IBottrall, Ronaldin Rome;a4 shall have the Bassianos and the Malletts, and Bottrall of the British Council (who was in Stockholm when I was there) will be responsible for me. A'Poetry in the Theatre';a4 lecture (in English), two readings, and two receptions (the Fiera Litteraria, a literary journal, and the Academia dei Lincei) are the formal occasions.1 And back to London on the 16th. But I feel very tired at the prospect. After that I shall want to do but little till after the end of the year; and in the new year I shall try to experiment of going to my office four, instead of five afternoons a week.

Theappearance (TSE's)teeth;c2new plate;b5 teeth, incidentally, are comfortable enough; and fortunately they seem to remain quite secure for talking purposes; but they tend to come loose while I eat, which could be embarrassing. I am to do without them on Thursday for 24 hours, while the dentist has them to make them fit better; but it will be several months before my jaw has taken its final shape – in January he makes an extra upper set, so that I can wear them turn about, and always have one while the other is being readjusted.

I was glad, first, of all your news of yourself, but somewhat alarmed by the threat of sinus trouble. That is a very unpleasant ailment indeed; and the great thing is to prevent its developing, because so often the operation, which is exhausting and expensive, does not seem to provide a complete cure. All you can do is to build up your strength, avoid taking colds, and not get over-tired. I know, this advice is easier to give than to act upon: there are times when one has to do things involving risk of chill, at a time when one is tired.

What you say about the deficiencies of the Concord producing does not surprise me; but it must be maddening to see exactly what is wrong and how to put it right, and not be in a position to do so. I imagine that the position of producer, in such an amateur society, is one jealously clung to, and that it is impossible to alter things without what amounts to a bitter revolution.

PleaseHayward, John;m9 let me know what gifts to John you refer to – he is, I believe, very conscientious about writing letters of thanks – in fact, more punctual than I am; so if he has had some remembrance from you which he has not acknowledged, it is probable that he thought it was something given to me for the household, in which he was only included by courtesy. OnClement, Margot;a4 the other hand, I have recently had a letter from Margot Clement which indicates clearly that two parcels have been sent by them which never reached me;2 and the last parcel I received from them had obviously been unofficially ransacked somewhere on its way.

I shall certainly send you a cable (and include Christmas greetings) on my return. ThePerkinses, the;m3 Perkins’s are constantly in my mind, andPerkins, Dr John Carroll (EH's uncle);g4 I am none the less distressed by your report of Uncle John which does not at all surprise me.

Speaking'Personal Anthology: Poetry broadcast with John Laurie, A';a1 of your readings, IBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)broadcasts TSE's personal poetry selection;d7 made a selection of poems (notLaurie, John;a1 mine but old poems, mostly well known, which were read on the B.B.C. by one John Laurie,3 an actor with a good Scottish voice (I had one or two Scotch poems among them):4 opinions varied, butactors and actressesas readers of poetry;a6 in general, actors do tend to fail to distinguish between poems which are dramatic, and of which the actor can bring out the dramatic qualities, and those which are not dramatic, in reciting which all that is wanted is a good voice, a sense of rhythm, and then letting the poem do its work. In other words, much afraid of being monotonous. But I am glad you enjoy this work, and hope you can get more of it to do.

Your letter is a good letter, Emily, and responds to much that has been all the time in my own mind. I think you put the matter very wisely and very understandingly. I have wavered, for some time past, between raising such questions myself, or waiting until you said something which gave me a clue to your own processes of thought. If there was any lack of warmth in the expression of my ‘birthday letter’, it was due to my uncertainty – which leads one to hurt, perhaps by omission rather than risk saying what, for any reason, might be the wrong thing at the moment. I must give the same care, and hope that I shall bring to bear the same understanding, that your letter shows, in replying, and I shall give a separate letter to it this week. Meanwhile I send you very loving thoughts.


MissTucker, J. Josephine;a4 Tucker’s'On Poetry: An Address by T. S. Eliot on the Occasion of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Concord Academy, Concord, Massachusetts, June 3, 1947';a3 publication of my little address was a surprise to me, as I had thought it was merely to appear in the school paper.5 But it was very nicely done indeed, and I think she has behaved with great courtesy throughout. She sent me one parcel from Virginia; but I had not suggested that she should do even that. Instead, I gave her the names of five men, in France, Germany and Italy, for CARE parcels (that is to say, to a cost of fifty dollars, which is all that I thought I should have been offered for making the address). I have heard from four of them of the receipt – all most grateful indeed. These CARE parcels are an unimaginable boon to people in Europe.

1.Seetravels, trips and plansTSE's scheduled December 1947 visit to Marseilles and Rome;g2Roman leg described by Roger Hinks;a8n TheHinks, Rogeron TSE's 1947 visit to Rome;a7n Gymnasium of the Mind: The Journals of Roger Hinks 1933–1963, ed. John Goldsmith (1984), 152–3: ‘2 December [sic] 1947. Tom Eliot’s first lecture (on “Poetry in the Theatre”) was a success in so far as an immense crowd of people flocked to the Aula Magna of the Collegio Romano to hear him. Or rather, I should perhaps say, to see him: for at least seven-eighths of the audience knew no English at all, and made no pretence of listening, but walked in and out, changed places, gossiped, flirted, read the paper, etc. They could hardly have behaved worse if they had been in church …

‘12 December 1947, Rome. Tom lectured again – this time in the hall of the Villa Patrizzi. In spite of the strike nearly 500 people were there, and on this occasion the behaviour of the audience was all that could be desired. T spoke on the impact of Poe on Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Valéry: an interesting subject, raising many problems of poetical inspiration and translation, touching upon the doctrine of “La poésie pure”, and asking (though not answering) why the reputation of Poe stands so much higher in France than in England or America. T thinks that Baudelaire was interested chiefly in the psychology of Poe, the highly intelligent man who, emotionally, never outgrew his adolescence; that Mallarmé was preoccupied by the technique of Poe’s versification; while Valéry concerned himself as usual with his own personal reasons for exploring the mechanics of poetic construction. T read The Journey of the Magi and the last section of The Waste Land with great effect.’

2.Letter not traced.

3.JohnLaurie, John Laurie (1897–1980), Scottish actor, noted for leading Shakespearean roles on stage, beginning in the 1920s, and for many film and television performances from the 1930s onwards. His greatest fame came in later years with his part in the much-loved TV comedy series Dad’s Army.

4.See ‘A Personal Anthology: Poetry broadcast with John Laurie’, broadcast on the BBC Third Programme, 13 Nov. 1947: CProse 7, 47–64.

5.On Poetry: An Address by T. S. Eliot on the Occasion of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Concord Academy, Concord, Massachusetts, June 3, 1947 (Richmond, VA.: Whitter & Shepperson, 1947): CProse 7, 11–18.

actors and actresses, to be pitied, TSE on thespian withdrawal symptoms, enjoyable company of, English and German actresses compared, and the benefits of repertory, as readers of poetry, in Sweden,
appearance (TSE's), 'pudding-faced', TSE remembers wearing make-up, of a third-rate actor, likened to a crook, of a Chicago magnate, of a dissipated movie actor, of a debauched British statesman, hair-style, lobster-skinned, of a brutal Roman emperor, of a superior comic actor, of Maurice Evans, proud of his legs, wart on scalp, baldness, 'in spots', unlikely treatment for, 'as a bat', worsened by travel, due to worry, may require wig, in retreat, reasserts itself, confines TSE to single barber, eyes, dark, damaged by teeth-poisoning, figure, 'obese', altered by war, hernia, described, deferred operation for, recovery from, nose, the Eliot nostril, a Norman nose, too thin for pince-nez, teeth, 'nothing but chalk', EH severe on the state of, 'stumps', blamed for hair-loss, liable to be removed, blamed for rheumatism, false upper plate, plate reconstructed, state of, new false teeth, keystone tooth removed, remaining upper teeth removed, new plate,
Bottrall, Ronald, accompanies TSE to literary dinner, in Rome,

2.RonaldBottrall, Ronald Bottrall (1906–89), poet, critic, teacher and administrator, studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge and became Lektor in English, University of Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland, 1929–31, before spending two years at Princeton. He was Johore Professor of English at Raffles University, Singapore, 1933–7, and taught for a year at the English Institute, Florence, before serving as British Council Representative in Sweden, 1941–5; Rome, 1945–54; Brazil, 1954–7; Greece, 1957–9; Japan, 1959–61. At the close of his career he was Head of the Fellowships and Training Branch of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome. His poetry includes The Loosening (1931) and Festivals of Fire (1934).

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), TSE's committee service for, its future discussed, TSE working on autumn programme for, TSE on educational broadcasting in general, Barbara Burnham production of Murder, lobbies TSE for next play, 'The Need for Poetic Drama', Metaphyical poet broadcasts for, 'The Church's Message to the World', Christmas Day 'Cats' broadcast, dramatic Waste Land adaptation, which is censored for broadcast, repeats 'Cats', plays Parsifal on Good Friday, broadcasts Hawkins interview with TSE, 'Towards a Christian Britain', 1941 production of Murder, Eastern Service broadcasts East Coker, broadcasts Webster talk, Tennyson talk, Dry Salvages, Poe talk, Dryden talk, Joyce talk, European Service broadcasts TSE's talk, TSE declines Christmas broadcast for, wants to record 'Milton II', broadcasts TSE's personal poetry selection, broadcasts Gielgud's Family Reunion, marks TSE's 60th birthday, Gielgud Family Reunion repeated, solicits TSE post-Nobel Prize, TSE's EP broadcast for, records TSE reading Ash-Wednesday, floats Reith Lectures suggestion, approaches Marilyn Monroe to star in Fitts's Lysistrata,
Clement, Margot, too Swiss for America, knits TSE socks, ministrates to TSE,
see also Clements, the

2.JamesClement, James Clement (1889–1973), Harvard Class of 1911, marriedClement, Margot Marguerite C. Burrel (who was Swiss by birth) in 1913. In later years, TSE liked visiting them at their home in Geneva.

'Edgar Poe et la France', prepared for Aix and Rome, too French for the Italians, repeated at Jesus College, finally delivered at Aix, delivered again in Oxford,
Faber, Geoffrey, made TSE's literary executor, described for EH, as friend, overawed by Joyce, recounts the Eliots' dinner-party, discusses international situation with TSE, his annual effort to diet, introduced to TSE by Whibley, favours TSE taking Norton Professorship, suggests garden-party for TSE, mislays key to Hale correspondence, writes to TSE about separation, which he helps TSE over, blesses Scotland tour with whisky, victim of Holmesian prank, favours 'The Archbishop Murder Case', Times articles on Newman, Russell Square proclaims his gentlemanly standards, forgives TSE and Morley's prank, as tennis-player, champion of Haig biography, social insecurities, and the Faber family fortune, advertises 'Pollicle Dogs and Jellicle Cats', at lavish lunch for Dukes, relieved that 'Work in Progress' progresses, and JDH, needs persuading over Nightwood, on Edward VIII's abdication, Old Buffer's Dinner for, wins at Monopoly, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, thrilled by complimentary tickets, The Family Reunion described to, in line to read Family Reunion, has mumps, composes Alcaics from sickbed, at TSE and JDH's dinner, shares EH's Family Reunion criticism, on TSE's dinner-party bearing, discusses F&F's wartime plans, on meeting Ralph Hodgson, asks TSE to stay on during war, takes TSE to Oxford, argues with Major-General Swinton, and Purchase Tax exertions, and Literary Society membership, TSE's wartime intimacy with, drops teeth on beach, offers criticisms of 'Rudyard Kipling', falsely promised Literary Society membership, but eventually elected, helps revise TSE's Classical Association address, reports to Conversative Education Committee, deputed to America on publishing business, returned from America, Ada too ill to see, discusses National Service on BBC, depended on for breakfast, as fire-watching companion, and TSE rearrange attic at 23 Russell Square, recommends blind masseuse to TSE, in nursing home, and the Spender–Campbell spat, on TSE's Order of Merit, approached for essay on TSE, seeks to protect TSE's serenity, as Captain Kidd, wins fancy-dress prize, TSE's trip to Spain with, and National Book League, receives knighthood, on TSE's paroxysmal tachycardia, dies, his death,
see also Fabers, the

11.GeoffreyFaber, Geoffrey Faber (1889–1961), publisher and poet: see Biographical Register.

Fluchère, Henri, mourns The Criterion, his translation of Murder, TSE takes to, translating Aix lecture, lectures on Apollinaire, as TSE's companion in Aix, TSE's debt to, promised foreword by TSE, on Cocktail Party in Paris, hosts TSE in France, Shakespeare,
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,
Hayward, John, in TSE's thumbnail description, his condition and character, what TSE represents to, VHE complains about TSE to, TSE's new chess-playing neighbour, meets EH over tea, hosts TSE, GCF and de la Mare, on EH, on EH (to TSE), gives TSE cigars for Christmas, calls EH TSE's 'sister', and the Dobrées on Boxing Day, and TSE play a prank on guests, backstage at The Times, taken for walk, on Jenny de Margerie, Empson, TSE and Sansoms call on, evening with Spender, Jennings and, exchanges Christmas presents with TSE, exchanges rare books with TSE, sends luxuries to convalescent TSE, TSE's only regular acquaintance, dines with TSE and Camerons, lent Williams's Cranmer, accompanied to the Fabers' party, hosts discussion about Parisian Murder, inspects French translation of Murder, and TSE's Old Buffers' Dinner, gives TSE bath-mitts, given wine for Christmas, one of TSE's dependents, at Savile Club Murder dinner, Empson takes TSE on to see, possible housemate, in second line of play-readers, walked round Earl's Court, and Bradfield Greek play, and TSE drive to Tandys, and TSE give another party, corrects TSE's Anabase translation, watches television with TSE, Christmas Day with, introduced to Djuna Barnes, meets Christina Morley, walk round Brompton Cemetery with, Hyde Park excursion with, moving house, at his birthday-party, honoured at F&F, displaced to the Rothschilds, where TSE visits him, among TSE's closest friends, his conversation missed, the prospect of Christmas without, excursions to Cambridge to visit, 'my best critic', gives TSE American toilet-paper, helps TSE finish Little Gidding, possible post-war housemate, protector of TSE's literary remains, foreseeably at Merton Hall, discusses plays with TSE, flat-hunting with, and Carlyle Mansions, his furniture, installed at Carlyle Mansions, further handicapped without telephone, undermines TSE's aura of poetic facility, irritates except in small doses, helps with adjustment of TSE's OM medal, at the Brighton Cocktail Party, hounded by Time, quid pro quo with TSE, arranges first-night party for Cocktail Party, arranges Confidential Clerk cast dinner, and TSE's Selected Prose, and TSE entertained by Yehudi Menuhin,

11.JohnHayward, John Davy Hayward (1905–65), editor and critic: see Biographical Register.

Hinks, Roger, quizzed over Roman Art book, at JDH's birthday-party, recalls TSE in Sweden, on TSE's 1947 visit to Rome,

4.RogerHinks, Roger Hinks (1903–63), Assistant Keeper, 1926–39, in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, from which he resigned in consequence of a scandal caused by his arrangements for deep-cleaning the Elgin Marbles. He later worked at the Warburg Institute, at the British Legation in Stockholm (where he met TSE in 1942) and for the British Council (Rome, The Netherlands, Greece, Paris). His writings include Carolingian Art (1935) and Caravaggio: His Life – His Legend – His Works (1953). See also ‘Roger Hinks’, Burlington Magazine 105: 4738 (Sept. 1964), 423–34; and The Gymnasium of the Mind: The Journals of Roger Hinks, 1933–1963, ed. John Goldsmith (1984).

Laurie, John,

3.JohnLaurie, John Laurie (1897–1980), Scottish actor, noted for leading Shakespearean roles on stage, beginning in the 1920s, and for many film and television performances from the 1930s onwards. His greatest fame came in later years with his part in the much-loved TV comedy series Dad’s Army.

Mallet, Victor, in Rome, makes Testaccio Cemetery appeal,
see also Mallets, the

4.VictorMallet, Victor Mallet (1893–1969), diplomat and author – who had served in Tehran, Buenos Aires, Brussels and Washington, DC – was Envoy to Sweden, 1940–5; later Ambassador to Spain, and to Italy; knighted, 1944; awarded GCMG, 1952. His wife was Christiana Jean Andreae.

'On Poetry: An Address by T. S. Eliot on the Occasion of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Concord Academy, Concord, Massachusetts, June 3, 1947',
Perkins, Dr John Carroll (EH's uncle), wished speedy recovery, Perkins household apparently restored, and TSE's King's Chapel address, at first Norton lecture, writes about second Norton lecture, supplied with tobacco, unused to intelligent opposition, suggests title for Murder, recommended Endless Adventure, TSE on, novelty birthday-present suggested for, comes by The Achievement of T. S. Eliot, once again preaching, his accent, his versus Eliot-family Unitarianism, reports on TSE from Aban Court, remarks on photograph of TSE, his Pastor Emeritus position endangered, starved of male company, more remote with age, donates Eliotana to Henry's collection, relations with Aunt Edith, ailing, altered with age, and Campden memories, sends photograph of EH portrait, on 1946 reunion with TSE, withdrawn, according to EH, honoured by bas-relief, celebrates 86th birthday, feared for, celebrates 87th birthday, thanks EH for her help, his final illness, dies, elegised by TSE, funeral, obituary and funeral, obituary, TSE receives old clothes of, Miss Lavorgna on, apparently communicated in Anglican churches, Annals of King's Chapel,
see also Perkinses, the

3.DrPerkins, Dr John Carroll (EH's uncle) John Carroll Perkins (1862–1950), Minister of King’s Chapel, Boston: see Biographical Register.

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,
'Personal Anthology: Poetry broadcast with John Laurie, A',
'Poetry in the Theatre', delivered in Sweden, revamped for Salisbury audience, rewritten for Rome,
Roberts, John, his christening,
see also Robertses, the

1.TSE to Robert Speaight, 4 Nov. 1947: ‘Could you do me the kindness of dining with me on Wednesday the 12th to meet G. B. Angioletti who will be here under the auspices of the British Council. I do not know whether you know him though I am sure you are one of the people he would like to meet. He used to be Italian correspondent of The Criterion and is a very well known man of letters. I don’t think he speaks much English, but I am pretty sure of his French although I have only known him by correspondence in all the years of our acquaintance.’ The identity of the other man at the dinner party is not knownRoberts, John.

Robertses, the, evacuate to Penrith, to where they invite TSE, and which TSE eventually visits, TSE's second Penrith visit, among TSE's few intimates, third son born to, Easter Egg hunt with, in mourning,
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 after-effect on EH, EH urged to reflect honestly on, Ada on, and a conversation about divorce, in EH's recollection, possible EH 1933 summer in England, TSE's 1933 Faber summer holiday, set for mid-August, postponed, rearranged, TSE buys summer outfits for, described, TSE's 1933 tour of Scotland, possible itinerary, Morley's preparations for, described for EH, TSE's 1933 trip to Paris, mooted, described, EH's 1934–5 year in Europe, TSE delighted at the prospect, attempts to coordinate with TSE's 1934 summer plans, the Perkinses due in Chipping Camden, EH's itinerary, TSE's initial weekend at Chipping Campden, TSE books rooms in Lechlade, TSE visits Campden again with family, and again alone, which visit TSE reflects on, TSE's plans to entertain EH en route to Europe, EH's continental itinerary, VHE and propriety inhibit pre-Paris arrangements, L'Escargot lunch, weekend in Sussex for EH's birthday, possible London tea-party, second lunch at L'Escargot, EH and TSE's November excursions, 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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Mrs Seaverns, EH accompanies TSE to Edinburgh, itinerary coordinated with EH, dinner at L'Escargot, TSE's 10–11 July Campden visit, TSE's 17–22 July Campden visit, TSE's 21 August Campden visit, EH travels to Yorkshire, TSE reminisces about, TSE's 1937 Faber summer holiday, TSE reports from, leaves TSE sunburnt, TSE's 1938 trip to Lisbon, outlined to EH, TSE advised on, travel arrangements, the voyage out, described, EH's 1938 summer in England, and whether EH should spend it at Campden, EH's arrival confirmed, TSE's July Campden visit, EH's late-July London stay, TSE's 5–21 August Campden fortnight, TSE's 3–6 September Campden visit, EH's September London stay, TSE reflects on, TSE's 1938 Faber summer holiday, TSE's preparations for, TSE reports from, possible EH England Christmas 1938 visit, possible TSE 1939 visit to America, mooted for spring, complicated by Marion and Dodo's trip, shifted to autumn, threatened by war, made impossible, EH's 1939 England visit, TSE's efforts to coordinate with, threatened by war, complicated by Marion's arrival, EH's itinerary, EH's initial London stay, TSE's 7–20 July Campden visit, TSE's 22–30 August Campden visit, TSE's 2–4 September Campden visit, EH again London, EH and TSE's parting moments, in TSE's memory, memory vitiated by EH's subsequent letter, TSE's 1939 Faber summer holiday, TSE writes from, possible wartime transatlantic crossings, contingencies, in case of EH being ill, TSE's reasons for and against, and TSE's New York proposition, following invasion Denmark and Norway, impossible for TSE unless official, TSE's desire to remain in England, TSE's reasons for and against accepting lectureship, given Ada's impending death, TSE's abortive 1940 Italian mission, possible but confidential, lectures prepared for, and the prospect of seeing EP, might include Paris, itinerary, in jeopardy, final preparations for, cancelled, TSE's 1940 visit to Dublin, approved by Foreign Office, in national interest, itinerary, recounted, involves TSE's first plane-journey, TSE's 1940 Faber summer holiday, TSE reports from, TSE's 1941 Faber summer holiday, Kipling and fishing-rod packed for, TSE reports from, TSE's 1941 Northern tour, proposed by the Christendom group, arranged with Demant, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1942 British Council mission to Sweden, TSE makes cryptic allusion to, as recounted to EH, as recounted to JDH, return leg in London, as war-work, TSE's 1942 New Forest holiday, described, TSE's 1942 week in Scotland, recounted, TSE's abortive 1942 Iceland mission, TSE's 1943 trip to Edinburgh, recounted, TSE's abortive 1943 Iceland mission, TSE's 1943 New Forest holiday, TSE's 1944 trip to Edinburgh, TSE's abortive 1944 North Africa mission, TSE's May 1945 trip to Paris, described, TSE's June 1945 trip to Paris, recounted, possible post-war American visit, and Henry's impending death, ideally ancillary to work, possibly as F&F's representative, waits on TSE's health and Carlyle Mansions, TSE's 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 1950 voyage to South Africa, all but fixed, itinerary, described by TSE, recounted by Faber, EH's 1950 summer in England, TSE books EH's hotel room for, TSE's efforts to coordinate with EH's movements, EH in Campden, TSE reports to Aunt Edith on, TSE's 1950 visit to America, and TSE's possible Chicago post, the Chicago leg, November itinerary, TSE's spring 1951 trip to Spain, itinerary, recounted, TSE's September 1951 Geneva stay, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1951 British Council mission to Paris, recounted, TSE's second 1951 British Council mission to Paris, recounted, TSE's 1952 visit to Rennes and the Riviera, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1952 visit to America, itinerary, efforts to coordinate with EH's summer, TSE on meeting with EH, TSE's 1952 rest cure in Switzerland, TSE's 1953 visit to St. Louis and America, set for June, to include fortnight in Cambridge, itinerary, EH's 1953 trip to England, EH's Alnwick plans, TSE books hotel for EH, and EH's ticket to Confidential Clerk, TSE's 1953 visit to Geneva, TSE's 1953–4 trip to South Africa, itinerary, described, arrival described to JDH, GCF on, TSE's 1954 Geneva rest cure, Geneva preferred to Paris, TSE's deferred 1955 visit to Hamburg, prospect inspires reluctance in TSE, proposed for spring 1955, dreaded, TSE now returned from, TSE's 1955 visit to America, and contingent speaking engagements, foreshortened, itinerary, Washington described, TSE's return from, TSE's 1955 Geneva rest cure, TSE's 1956 visit to America, passage fixed for April, itinerary, TSE in the midst of, TSE reflects on, TSE's 1956 Geneva rest cure, itinerary, recounted, illness during, EH's 1957 visit to England, TSE and EVE invited to Campden, TSE reciprocates with London invitation, but EH leaves England abruptly, which TSE consults Eleanor Hinkley over, who duly explains, TSE and EVE's 1958 trip to America, as rumoured to EH, EH's 1959 tour of Scandinavia, funded by bequest from cousin, TSE and EVE's 1959 trip to America, TSE and EVE's 1963 trip to America,
Tucker, J. Josephine,

3.TSETucker, J. Josephine mischievously implies that EH’s boss, J. Josephine Tucker, Head of Concord Academy, 1940–9, might be the Ukrainian-born American singer, comedian and actor Sophie Tucker (1886–1966), ‘Last of the Red-Hot Mamas’. Josephine Tucker invited TSE to give the Commencement address at Concord Academy in 1946.