[No surviving envelope]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
3 June 1948
Dearest Emily

Your very welcome letter of May 25 came several days ago, and I do not want to wait for the weekend to answer it. All the more because I have a somewhat heavy day ahead of me tomorrow. – YouAlliance FrançaiseMaison Française opened in Oxford;a4 will not approve of this, but I cannot help it! I have to get up early to take a train to Oxford, to attend the opening of the new ‘Maison Française’ – a sort of local centre of French cultural propaganda. WhyFluchère, HenriTSE's debt to;b1 should I do this, you ask. WellMurder in the Cathedral1945 Théâtre du Vieux Colombier production;g2Fluchère's involvement;b2, in the first place, the head of it is my friend and translator Henri Fluchère, to whom I owe the production of ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ in France (we both made a little money out of it – in France the royalties were divided half and half between author and translator, and this he certainly deserved, as both publication and production were due to his initiative) and the consequent interest there in my work; heUniversity of Aix-en-Provenceand Henri Fluchère;a3 also got me the degree from Aix (not that I coveted such an honour for indeed I should have preferred to have had for other uses the time I had to give to preparing the discourses connected with it) andFranceTSE awarded Légion d’honneur;a6 IMassigli, Renéawards TSE Légion d’honneur;a1 believe recommended me for the Legion of Honour – and that is the other compulsive reason for going, as the medals to new recipients of the ribbon are to be bestowed by the Ambassador as part of the opening ceremony.1 However, I have resolutely declined to stop for the formal dinner in the evening, which would mean staying the night: it seems to me that morning ceremonies, the official luncheon, and the afternoon garden party were quite enough! After that, I have two weeks without engagements; thenRichmonds, theTSE's Netherhampton weekends with;a7 a weekend with the Richmonds at Salisbury, followedOxford Universityawards TSE honorary degree;b2 by two nights at Oxford for Encaenia, where I have to receive the Oxford Degree.2 IEliot, Marion Cushing (TSE's sister)abortive 1948 summer in England;f5;a5 amSmith, Theodora ('Dodo') Eliot (TSE's niece);c6 now really rather hoping (but please do not hint at such a thing to anybody) that Marion and Theodora will not get passages; for I should have to bend all my energies to finding a hotel for them, and places to go in the country; and the visit would break into my work to an extent the poor souls cannot imagine, and I would not for worlds have them know it. If their passages could have been fixed early, it would have been much easier, and I was keenly looking forward to their coming. I don’t believe they will; but it would be only the shortness of the notice that would make it inconvenient for me. HoweverGermanyTSE's post-war sense of duty to;b8, their visit has made it easier to refuse the requests with which I have been bombarded, to go abroad – especially to Germany, but also to Holland, Denmark and Italy again, and Austria. GermanyEuropeTSE's sense of duty towards;b2 is really on my conscience, and as soon as I can, I regard it as a duty to go; but not before the winter. The pressure has come both from Germans direct, and from the Foreign Office. But when I do go, I ought to make something of a tour of the chief towns in the British and American zones. But this is too depressing a subject to dwell upon for long. ICocktail Party, Thebeing written;b5 shall of course send you a copy of the play when I have completed one draft. IBrowne, Elliott Martin1949 Edinburgh Cocktail Party;e7receives beginning;a3 have sent the first three scenes to Martin Browne, in the hope that he will be able to encourage me to believe that there is something there worth going on with, for I have no confidence whatever in my abilities as a playwright – I have no gift for construction and do not believe that I have much understanding of character. So at this stage I have some sort of skeleton, then I can re-write it to give the characters more consistency and depth, and finally attend to the poetry, if any – for there seem to be no points of obvious lyricism in this plot, and I am dispensing with the chorus.

INew York Timesinterviews TSE;a2 was amused by the ‘interview’ in the New York Times. ILejeune, C. A.interviews TSE;a1 don’t think that I was quite so lively as Miss Lejeune makes me out to have been: there is a substratum of actual record, butHoellering, George M.publicising Murder;b5 I think the publicity talent of Mr. Hoellering and the journalistic talent of Miss Lejeune have developed it a good deal. Anyway, I am glad she put in what I did say – that I do not intend to print the additional bits of writing, except perhaps some day as a kind of appendix; for what is necessary for the film would ruin the play, and I do not want people performing it on the stage with the extra scenes. Besides, the words added for the film could not do their work except with the screen picture.3

Now, the most interesting news is that you are to be at Andover next year – I mean, from this autumn. My first question is, just where is Andover? I have some recollection of once having passed through Exeter, in a car, though I do not remember when or where I was going; but I am sure I have never been to Andover. Indeed, I might well have asked this question before; but it becomes more urgent if, as I suppose, I shall have to come to Andover to see you. And the problem will be how one can make a private visit, in a place like that: with a girls’ school and a Boys’ school; and I don’t want to have to give a public reading, and spend my time being lunched or dined by the Faculties. And you are going there within a week, and I don’t know the address! Well, I hope this letter will go quickly, or else be forwarded. It is certainly gratifying that they should be so keen to have you, and that they should reward your work relatively well, for you have always been underpaid. AndConcord Academy, MassachusettsTSE on;a6 I am glad to think that your last post (for I am sure they will want you to stop until you yourself wish to retire altogether) should be a congenial and appreciative one: forSmith CollegeTSE reflects on EH's time at;c8 Smith ended so lamentably, and Concord I know, and Miss Tucker, never made a happy environment for you. I am so glad to know of your sensible fixtures for the summer, with Grand Manan. AndDorset Players, TheEH returns to for single play;a3 IAmericaDorset, Vermont;e3and the Dorset Players;a4 think, with this winter’s work ahead of you, it is sensible to go to Dorset for one play only. IStephenson, Paul;a5 suppose that Paul Stevenson [sc. Stephenson] has not yet settled on the play or the part for you. I do hope his independent venture this summer will be a success.

INoyes, Penelope Barkerdistorted by wealth;e7 suppose that Penelope is perhaps like some rich or well-to-do people. They sometimes expect people to come to them, and, especially when they are very kind in other ways, it does not occur to them to do the kind things which anybody else could do, such as going out of their way to visit them. Even when, as I suppose Penelope still has, they have a car and chauffeur at their disposal. You were very discreet in not giving her my address, but I shall ask her (and I suppose some travelling companion, or poor cousin) to tea if possible. ThereRichardses, the;b5 will, no doubt, be other American visitors to be seen this summer: the Richards’s, for instance, may turn up at any moment, on their way to climb Alps, I suppose.

NowPerkins, Edith (EH's aunt);i3 I must write to Aunt Edith, from whom I just have a letter. No, I am very anxious to avoid any occasion for preaching again. Why doesn’t Penelope ever ask you to travel with her? I suppose she has too many cousins whom she fosters.

With much love

1.On 4 June, during the ceremony marking the opening of the new premises of the Alliance Française – at 72 Woodstock Road, Oxford – the French ambassador René Massigli conferred on TSE the distinction of knight of the Légion d’honneur.

2.‘New Oxford Doctors: Honorary Degree for Mr Eden: Lord Baldwin’s Return’, The Times, 10 June 1938, 8:

‘A great welcome was given to-day to the Chancellor, Lord Baldwin, when he returned to his University after his long period of enforced absence from public work to confer the honorary degrees …

‘Mr Eliot’s distinction as poet and critic was proclaimed by the Orator [Mr T. R. Glover, St John’s College] as symbolic of a new order, in which the antagonism between poetry and philosophy has disappeared, and we ask the philosophers to decide what the Muses may do. Even in things immortal and immutable the human instinct ever looked for something new, and particularly in verse; and of this Telemachus, in Homer, reminded us:– […]’

3.C. A. LejeuneLejeune, C. A.interviews TSE;a1n, ‘“Murder in the Cathedral” set for filming: T. S. Eliot Writes Own Script and Records Parts for Guidance of the Cast’, New York Times, 25 May 1948:

MrMurder in the CathedralHoellering film;g1development process described to NYT;a8n Eliot now has completed a revised script and recorded some 20,000 feet of sound track, reading all the parts in the play … The finished film should run to something like 12,000 feet, of which about one-third will be new material.

The recording, done straight through in logical order, was made over a periodof six weeks; the author’s actual broadcasting time, exclusive of rehearsals, was eleven hours. Mr Eliot still has a yen to re-record parts of the material … Mr Hoellering first approached the author with his idea in 1942 …

‘ForHoellering, George M.on collaborating with TSE;b6n a year,’ says Mr Hoellering, ‘Eliot did not produce a word. Once every month we met for luncheon, which was very nice, but there was no script, and I grew impatient, and some months wore on. At the end of October last year I gave him an ultimatum. I said, I am a producer, and my business will not wait. Eliot smiled, took a glass of wine, and said, “My dear Hoellering, you will have the script for Christmas.” And on Christmas morning his work arrived.’ […]

Whether the new dialogue and choruses that the author has written for the screen will ever be published is open to question.

‘The problem,’ he says, ‘was to make additions in a mood and idiom I have not worked in for a long time. I wasn’t certain that I could succeed, but it turned out to be not as difficult as I expected. A play is self-contained; a film is a different technique altogether. You can relate the words of a play much more closely than the words of a film. I don’t even know I want to print the new material apart from the film. I believe it would spoil the shape of the play for the theatre. I shall have to think a lot before I agree to put it in.’

(HoelleringHoellering, George M.tries to cast TSE as Becket;b7n tried to persuade TSE to act the part of Becket: in the end, he would not.)

See T. S. Eliot and George Hoellering, The Film of ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ (1952).

Alliance Française, TSE British Federation council for, TSE gives lecture to, Maison Française opened in Oxford, where TSE stays, honours TSE with dinner, Annual Meeting in Birmingham, reception for French president, Annual Meeting in Newcastle, Annual Meeting at Brighton, TSE addresses in Edinburgh, council meeting of, Annual Meeting in Bristol,
America, TSE on not returning in 1915, and TSE as transatlantic cultural conduit, dependence on Europe, TSE's sense of deracination from, and the Great Depression, TSE a self-styled 'Missourian', as depicted in Henry Eliot's Rumble Murders, its national coherence questioned, its religious and educational future, versus Canadian and colonial society, where age is not antiquity, drinks Scotland's whisky, and FDR's example to England, underrates Europe's influence on England, redeemed by experience with G. I.'s, TSE nervous at readjusting to, and post-war cost of living, more alien to TSE post-war, its glories, landscape, cheap shoes, its horrors, Hollywood, climate, lack of tea, overheated trains, over-social clubs, overheating in general, perplexities of dress code, food, especially salad-dressing, New England Gothic, earthquakes, heat, the whistle of its locomotives, 'Easter holidays' not including Easter, the cut of American shirts, television, Andover, Massachusetts, EH moves to, Ann Arbor, Michigan, TSE on visiting, Augusta, Maine, EH stops in, Baltimore, Maryland, and TSE's niece, TSE engaged to lecture in, TSE on visiting, Bangor, Maine, EH visits, Bay of Fundy, EH sailing in, Bedford, Massachusetts, its Stearns connections, Boston, Massachusetts, TSE tries to recollect society there, its influence on TSE, its Museum collection remembered, inspires homesickness, TSE and EH's experience of contrasted, described by Maclagan, suspected of dissipating EH's energies, EH's loneliness in, Scripps as EH's release from, possibly conducive to TSE's spiritual development, restores TSE's health, its society, TSE's relations preponderate, TSE's happiness in, as a substitute for EH's company, TSE's celebrity in, if TSE were there in EH's company, its theatregoing public, The Times on, on Labour Day, Brunswick, Maine, TSE to lecture in, TSE on visiting, California, as imagined by TSE, TSE's wish to visit, EH suggests trip to Yosemite, swimming in the Pacific, horrifies TSE, TSE finds soulless, land of earthquakes, TSE dreads its effect on EH, Wales's resemblance to, as inferno, and Californians, surfeit of oranges and films in, TSE's delight at EH leaving, land of kidnappings, Aldous Huxley seconds TSE's horror, the lesser of two evils, Cannes reminiscent of, TSE masters dislike of, land of monstrous churches, TSE regrets EH leaving, winterless, its southern suburbs like Cape Town, land of fabricated antiquities, Cambridge, Massachusetts, TSE's student days in, socially similar to Bloomsbury, TSE lonely there but for Ada, TSE's happiness in, exhausting, EH's 'group' in, road safety in, Casco Bay, Maine, TSE remembers, Castine, Maine, EH holidays in, Cataumet, Massachusetts, EH holidays in, Chicago, Illinois, EH visits, reportedly bankrupt, TSE on, TSE takes up lectureship in, its climate, land of fabricated antiquities, Chocurua, New Hampshire, EH stays in, Concord, Massachusetts, EH's househunting in, EH moves from, Connecticut, its countryside, and Boerre, TSE's end-of-tour stay in, Dorset, Vermont, EH holidays in, and the Dorset Players, Elizabeth, New Jersey, TSE on visiting, Farmington, Connecticut, place of EH's schooling, which TSE passes by, EH holidays in, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, EH recuperates in, Gerrish Island, Maine, TSE revisits, Hollywood, perceived debauchery of its movies, TSE's dream of walk-on part, condemned by TSE to destruction, TSE trusts Murder will be safe from, Iowa City, Iowa, TSE invited to, Jonesport, Maine, remembered, Kittery, Maine, described, Lexington, Massachusetts, and the Stearns family home, Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, visited by EH, Madison, Wisconsin, Aurelia Bolliger hails from, Ralph Hodgson sails for, EH summers in, as conceived by TSE, who eventually visits, Maine, its coast remembered by TSE, TSE recalls swimming off, Minneapolis, on EH's 1952 itinerary, TSE lectures in, New Bedford, Massachusetts, EH's holidays in, TSE's family ties to, New England, and Unitarianism, more real to TSE than England, TSE homesick for, in TSE's holiday plans, architecturally, compared to California, and the New England conscience, TSE and EH's common inheritance, springless, TSE remembers returning from childhood holidays in, its countryside distinguished, and The Dry Salvages, New York (N.Y.C.), TSE's visits to, TSE encouraged to write play for, prospect of visiting appals TSE, as cultural influence, New York theatres, Newburyport, Maine, delights TSE, Northampton, Massachusetts, TSE on, EH settles in, TSE's 1936 visit to, autumn weather in, its spiritual atmosphere, EH moves house within, its elms, the Perkinses descend on, Aunt Irene visits, Boerre's imagined life in, TSE on hypothetical residence in, EH returns to, Peterborough, New Hampshire, visited by EH, TSE's vision of life at, Petersham, Massachusetts, EH holidays in, TSE visits with the Perkinses, EH spends birthday in, Edith Perkins gives lecture at, the Perkinses cease to visit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, TSE on, and TSE's private Barnes Foundation tour, Independence Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, surrounding countryside, Portsmouth, Maine, delights TSE, Randolph, New Hampshire, 1933 Eliot family holiday in, the Eliot siblings return to, Seattle, Washington State, EH summers in, EH's situation at, TSE prefers to California, EH repairs to post-Christmas, EH visits on 1952 tour, EH returns to, Sebasco, Maine, EH visits, South, the, TSE's first taste of, TSE's prejudices concerning, St. Louis, Missouri, TSE's childhood in, TSE's homesickness for, TSE styling himself a 'Missourian', possible destination for TSE's ashes, resting-place of TSE's parents, TSE on his return to, the Mississippi, compared to TSE's memory, TSE again revisits, TSE takes EVE to, St. Paul, Minnesota, TSE on visiting, the Furness house in, Tryon, North Carolina, EH's interest in, EH staying in, Virginia, scene of David Garnett's escapade, and the Page-Barbour Lectures, TSE on visiting, and the South, Washington, Connecticut, EH recuperates in, West Rindge, New Hampshire, EH holidays at, White Mountains, New Hampshire, possible TSE and EH excursion to, Woods Hole, Falmouth, Massachusetts, TSE and EH arrange holiday at, TSE and EH's holiday in recalled, and The Dry Salvages, TSE invited to, EH and TSE's 1947 stay in, EH learns of TSE's death at,
Browne, Elliott Martin, meets TSE at Chichester, production of The Rock, meets TSE over possible collaboration, talks over outline of play, meets TSE with Martin Shaw, delighted with Rock choruses, discusses unwritten pageant scenes with TSE, predicament as The Rock's director, well connected in amateur circles, revising into the night with TSE, argues with Shaw at dress-rehearsal, presented to Prince Arthur, honoured by Rock cast-supper, producing Gordon Bottomley's play, speaks at Londonderry House with TSE, 1935 Canterbury Murder in the Cathedral, approached by TSE to 'produce', consulted throughout composition, goes silent, lunches with TSE and Speaight, directs and acts despite illness, pursues London Murder revival, 1935–6 Mercury Theatre Murder revival, engaged as producer by Dukes, keen that EH attend rehearsals, simultaneously part of BBC production, agrees about Speaight's decline, preferred as producer for TSE's next play, and Charles Williams's Cranmer, in which he plays 'the Skeleton', and TSE attend Tenebrae, taken to Cambridge after-feast, producing York Nativity Play, which TSE thinks Giottoesque, at Savile Club Murder dinner, producing Shakespeare's Dream, and Ascent of F6, and Tewkesbury Festival Murder confusion, 1939 production of The Family Reunion, due to be sent script, weighing TSE's proposal that he produce, enthused by script, suggests TSE see Mourning Becomes Electra, against Family Reunion as title, pleased with draft, quizzed on fire-safety, typescript prepared for, new draft submitted to, rewrite waits on, receives new draft, criticisms thereof, reports John Gielgud interest, mediates between Gielgud and TSE, TSE throws over Gielgud for, secures Westminster Theatre production, steps into company breach, then into still-greater breach, and the play's weaknesses, direction of Family Reunion, receives TSE's Shakespeare lectures, 1938 American Murder tour, re-rehearsing actors for, suffers fit of pre-tour gloom, yet to report from Boston, and Tewkesbury pageant, accompanies TSE to La Mandragola, on Family Reunion's future prospects, and possible Orson Welles interest, war leaves at loose end, advises TSE over next play, war work with Pilgrim Players, unavailable for modern-dress Murder, compared to tempter/knight successor, requests Pilgrim Players' play from TSE, New Plays by Poets series, as director, and This Way to the Tomb, and Family Reunion revival, urges TSE to concentrate on theatre, 1946 Mercury Family Reunion revival, in rehearsal, possible revue for Mercury Theatre, and The Lady's Not for Burning, Chairman of the Drama League, 1949 Edinburgh Cocktail Party, to produce, TSE's intended first reader for, receives beginning, approves first act, receives TSE's revisions, communciates Alec Guinness's enthusiasm, arranges reading, surpasses himself with production, in Florence, EH suggests moving on from, and the Poets' Theatre Guild, 1950 Cocktail Party New York transfer, compares Rex Harrison and Alec Guinness, TSE debates whether to continue collaboration with, suggests three-play TSE repertory, 1953 Edinburgh Confidential Clerk, receives first two acts, designing sets, 1953 Lyric Theatre Confidential Clerk, attends with TSE, 1954 American Confidential Clerk, 1954 touring Confidential Clerk, TSE and Martin Browne catch in Golders Green, seeks Family Reunion MS from EH,

4.E. MartinBrowne, Elliott Martin Browne (1900–80), English director and producer, was to direct the first production of Murder in the Cathedral: see Biographical Register.

Cocktail Party, The, copy inscribed to Miss Swan, Martin Browne's preference for a popular play, plot ruminated, still a distant prospect, deferred by war, at last begun, being written, EH begs TSE to continue, stimulated by the Martin Brownes, titled and nearly drafted, interrupted, attempts to reconcile EH to title, to be discussed with Brownes, to be continued in Princeton, end in prospect, TSE rewriting, alternative titles, its star appeal, 1949 Edinburgh Festival production, Martin Browne to produce, production schedule, the Martin Browne collaboration, 'reading' for, reviewed, cuts made during rehearsal, TSE's opening-night impressions, stage-set for, copy to be sent to EH, EH on, TSE disavows autobiographical basis, post-Edinburgh prospects, 1949 Theatre Royal, Brighton run, its fate, closing, 1950 New York transfer, TSE skeptical of, its fate, being negotiated, fixed, revisions made in mind of, alarmingly successful, royalties from, prospects beyond 1 June 1950, final act still being rewritten, its reception, EH's second opinion on, 1950 New Theatre production, preliminary week in Southsea, its fate, opening night, to close with provinicial tour, comes off at New Theatre, Mrs Nef's reading-group reading, in which TSE reads Reilly, and casting for Confidential Clerk, its first draft, difficult to produce in France, 1954 Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier production, reception, Muriel Spark on, EH detects hidden meaning in,
Concord Academy, Massachusetts, appoints EH on temporary basis, subsequently to permanent position, provides EH with rooms, TSE's Commencement Address to, compared to Scripps, TSE on,
Dorset Players, The, described, elect EH director, EH returns to for single play, suspended for the summer,
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,
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,
Germany, and The Road Back, and Triumphal March, needs to cooperate with Britain and France, and TSE's Lloyds war-work, TSE listening to speeches from, its actresses, and its Jewish population, in light of Versailles, Oldham reports on religious resistance in, remilitarises the Rhineland, its territorial ambitions under Hitler, Germans compared to Austrians, under Nazism, Duncan-Jones on religious persecution in, German conduct in warfare, Germans compared to Swedes, TSE's post-war sense of duty to, TSE diagnoses its totalitarian slide, TSE urges renewed cultural relations with, TSE on visiting,
Hoellering, George M., pitches for Murder film rights, TSE's fondness for, accompanies TSE on Canterbury recce, persists with TSE, encourages TSE over adaptation, sitting on TSE's scenario, commissioned to film Archbishop's enthronement, incommunicado, publicising Murder, on collaborating with TSE, tries to cast TSE as Becket, discovers Father Groser of Stepney, dressing set in disused church, peddling his Murder, and Murder's reception, Message from Canterbury,

3.GeorgeHoellering, George M. M. Hoellering (1898–1980), Austrian-born filmmaker and cinema manager: see Biographical Register.

Lejeune, C. A., interviews TSE, interviews TSE,
Massigli, René, awards TSE Légion d’honneur,

1.RenéMassigli, René Massigli (1888–1988), diplomat: French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, 1944–55.

Murder in the Cathedral, idea for initially suggested by Laurence Irving, offered to Martin Browne, St. Thomas as TSE's muse, TSE on writing, tentatively, 'The Archbishop Murder Case', uncertainties over title, currently 'Fear in the Way', which proves unpopular, TSE on rewriting, title settled on, final revisions for printer, tentatively critiqued by EH, and EH on TSE as dramatist, chorus copied for EH, Virginia Woolf's aspersions on, the form of its choruses, defended from obscurity, did not test TSE's plotting, book-sales to-date, $1,000 offered for American rights, pays for 1936 American trip, Italian and Hungarian rights sold, and Whiggery, Savile Club dinner to celebrate, compared to next play, discrepancies of Canterbury Text, Martin Browne's initial response to, TSE recognised as author of, TSE on its cheerful title, EH on, abandoned Mercury Theatre premiere, suggested by Yeats and Doone, in the offing, and Doone's response to first draft, EH requested at, imperilled, text copied for Yeats, 1935 Canterbury Festival production, in rehearsal, opening night, reception, final performance, and EH's response, 1935–6 Mercury Theatre revival, Martin Browne pushing for, in rehearsal, which EH attends, compared to Canterbury original, at the box-office, its 100th performance, still running, proposed tour to end, 1936 BBC radio version, BBC bid to produce, broadcast fixed, BBC memo on, in rehearsal, TSE on, abortive 1936 New York transfer, Dukes visits America to arrange, blighted by Brace's actions, quashed by Federal Theatre production, its usurper founders, deferred to autumn, unsolicited 1936 New York production, licensed by Brace, to be directed by Rice, seemingly withdrawn, Rice resigns from, delights EH and Eleanor Hinkley, TSE sent press-cuttings for, EH reports on, TSE speculates as to textual discrepancies, attended by Eleanor Roosevelt, extended and potentially expanded, TSE to the Transcript on, may predispose immigration authorities favourably in future, royalties from, 1936 University College, Dublin student production, described by TSE, rumoured Australian and American productions, 1936 Gate Theatre touring production, TSE's long-held wish, scheduled, 1936 touring production, due at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge, as it was played in Cambridge, 1936 America pirate production, 1937 Duchess Theatre West End transfer, date fixed for, announced in Times, dress-rehearsal attended, reception, reviewed, royalties, still playing, ticket sales pick up, coming to an end, receives royal visit, 1937 touring production, scheduled post-Duchess, beginning in Leeds, then Manchester, going strong, 1937 Harvard University production, 1937 Amherst College production, singled out for praise, 1937 Old Vic production, touring production arrived at, in rehearsal, 1937 Tewkesbury Drama Festival production, 1938 American tour, projected for January 1937, said date seconded by Dukes, deferred to September 1937, confirmed again by Dukes, pre-tour dates in Golders Green, then Liverpool, opening in Boston in January, over which EH is consulted, tour itinerary, Family Reunion keeps TSE from, preparatory re-rehearsal for, pre-crossing Liverpool dates, EH's judgement desired, EH reports on first night, reviewed in The Times, EH sends New York cuttings, prematurely transferred to New York, Dukes reports on, Westminster Cathedral Hall charity performance, 1940 Latham Mercury revival, revival suggested in rep with Family Reunion, wartime modern-dress production suggested, ambushes TSE, in rehearsal, first night, reviewed, Browne's wartime Pilgrim Players' adaptation, Hoellering film, Hoellering's initial approach made, Hoellering's vision for, TSE adapting for screen, reconnoitre of Canterbury for, casting Becket, recording made for, development process described to NYT, non-actor found for Becket, screenings of Groser, set-dressing, screening, approaching release, still in the edit, final screening, and Venice Film Festival, seeking distribution, soon to premiere, opens, initial reception, circulating in shortened version, 1945 Théâtre du Vieux Colombier production, compared to Martin Browne's, royalties, apparently a hit, reviewed, reaches 150 performances, Fluchère's involvement, 1946 German production, 1947 Edinburgh Festival production, 1948 Milton Academy production, 1949 broadcast, 1949 Berlin production, politically resonant, 1952 University of Rennes, Grand Théâtre abridgment, 1952 Théatre National Populaire production, 1953 Old Vic revival, waiting on Donat, TSE on, 1954 Harvard production,
New York Times, Ada's obituary in, interviews TSE,
Noyes, Penelope Barker, shows TSE familiar snapshot of EH, present when TSE fell for EH, in London, browner and thinner, intellectually inferior to Margaret Thorp, mentions EH to TSE, and the Folk Lore Society, at first Norton lecture, reports favourably of Dear Jane, TSE on, laments TSE's returning to VHE, hosts Eleanor, TSE and most boring woman ever, VHE cables for TSE's whereabouts, offers EH employment, EH's Cataumet summer holiday with, hosts party, potential host for Murder cast, sartorially speaking, and her father, EH visits, sails for England, distorted by wealth, TSE's dinner at the Connaught with,
see also Noyeses, the

12.PenelopeNoyes, Penelope Barker Barker Noyes (1891–1977), who was descended from settlers of the Plymouth Colony, lived in a historic colonial house (built in 1894 for her father James Atkins Noyes) at 1 Highland Street, Cambridge, MA. Unitarian. She was a close friend of EH.

Oxford University, TSE's time at, and English intellectual hierarchy, TSE dreams of professorship at, refreshingly austere, how it miseducates, in TSE's memory, TSE's student literary club at, and the Nuffield endowments, TSE's Romanes Lectures nomination, awards TSE honorary degree,
Perkins, Edith (EH's aunt), her relationship to EH queried, to accompany EH to Scripps, asks TSE to dinner, at first Norton lecture, shares pew with TSE, accompanies TSE to Symphony Concert, in audience at Milton Academy, catches cold in Florence, in TSE's private opinion, TSE's occasional poem for, her relationship with EH analysed, dislikes Jeanette McPherrin, explains EH's breakdown to TSE, on the Harvard Murder, as Campden hostess, and TSE's wartime instructions to EH, gives lunch at American Women's Club, gives TSE balsam pillow, requests English edition of Cats, as horticulturalist, without Campden garden, compared to Irene Hale, gives TSE photograph of EH, attends Ada's funeral, reports on EH's Millbrook situation, pressed for ham and pineapple recipe, sight affected in one eye, gives lecture, sight failing, sight deteriorates in other eye, thanked for 1946 hospitality, gives to Books Across the Sea, according to EH, asks TSE to present slides to RHS, which TSE does, on EH and TSE's relationship, and Hidcote House, friendly with Marion, TSE pitches her book to publishers, depressed by the heat, somewhat recovered, approaching 80th, faced with husband's death, letter of condolence to, sent birthday poem, visited in Boston, has sciatica, reports on EH's dramatic activities, Miss Lavorgna on, in her old-age infirmity, suffers 'shock', sacks nurse, EH preserved from, sends funeral tribute to Cousin Will, and the Hale letters, nursing home sought for, moved into nursing home, where TSE writes to her, suffers stroke, deteriorating, relations with EH, her legacy to EH,
see also Perkinses, the
Richardses, the, at the Eliots' tea-party, compared to the Pickthorns, host TSE for Cambridge weekend, on TSE's stay, treat TSE to G. C. Coulton and Shakespeare, TSE rewatches The Rock with, leaving England for Harvard, host TSE before departing Magdalene, wartime dinner with,
Richmonds, the, TSE's new South Kensington neighbours, TSE's alcholic weekend with, host TSE in Sussex, TSE's Netherhampton weekends with, make their home over to maternity hospital,
Smith College, TSE's speaking engagement at, which proves luxurious, EH considers matronship at, offers EH job, appoints EH assistant professor, in TSE's recollection, EH installed at, TSE's response to EH's initial response, EH unhappy with work at, reappoints EH, reappoints EH again for two years, compared to Scripps, EH encouraged to stick at, despite feeling unsettled, reappoints and promotes EH again, EH's employment insecurities at, EH considers leaving for war-work, appoints Hallie Flanagan, places staff under assessment, does not renew EH's contract, TSE reflects on EH's time at, EH visits, EH invites TSE to speak at, which TSE declines, EH approaches Marianne Moore for,
Smith, Theodora ('Dodo') Eliot (TSE's niece), 1931 visit to England, described, to lunch with Lucia Joyce and Barbara Hutchinson, TSE's almost fatherly affection for, in contrast to her sister, at Eliot family Thanksgiving, attends second Norton lecture, TSE reports on from Boston, TSE cultivates, and Marion's 1934 visit to England, visit to Chipping Campden, visit to Salisbury, walk with TSE to Kelmscott, Regent's Park visit, TSE on, 1935 visit to England, taken to the ballet, at the Russian ballet's Aurore, to tea with cousins, her way of addressing relations, TSE tells Trevelyan about, 1936 visit to England, ballet outing, taken to Cheetham's pageant, taken to Kensington Gardens, returns to America with TSE, 1938 visit to England, with Chardy, and Marion's 1939 visit to England, in doubt, Southwold week, taken to Dulwich, taken to ballet and dinner, writes to TSE, visited in Baltimore, 1949 visit to England, taken to Cambridge, then to Southwold, tours the Borders with TSE, 1950 visit to England, taken to The Cocktail Party, due for the summer, recovering from operation, arrives from Scotland, 1953 visit to England, in Edinburgh for Confidential Clerk, 1954 visit to England, 1955 visit to England, reports on the American weather, 1956 visit to England,

2.TheodoraSmith, Theodora ('Dodo') Eliot (TSE's niece) Eliot Smith (1904–92) – ‘Dodo’ – daughter of George Lawrence and Charlotte E. Smith: see Biographical Register. Theodora’sSmith, Charlotte ('Chardy') Stearns (TSE's niece) sister was Charlotte Stearns Smith (b. 1911), known as ‘Chardy’.

Stephenson, Paul, direction of Kind Lady, strikes out from Dorset Players, the Dorset Players conspire against,

5.PaulStephenson, Paul Stephenson (1898–1974), theatre director – he worked for various theatres, with seasons at the Central City Opera House, Colorado (where he directed Lillian Gish in Camille), and at the Brattleboro Theater Group, Vermont – was first engaged for the summer season at the Dorset Players, Vermont in 1939–40, After war service in the Marine Corps, he returned to the Dorset Players for the summers of 1946 and 1947. But box office takings during 1947 were so poor that the final shows were cancelled: Stephenson was not asked back for the summer of 1948.

University of Aix-en-Provence, eventually confers degree on TSE, TSE's degree ceremony reported on, and Henri Fluchère,