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T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
27 September 1949
My Dear

I had had your previous letter for several days, when to my surprise and please [sc. pleasure] your letter of September 22nd arrived on the morning of the 26th: so it was very well timed, and much more gladdening than a cable. Also the letters themselves gave me much pleasure, and you have also reminded me of things which I forgot * [sic] I always forget something in letters. First, I did receive your cable on the eve of the first night, and I thank you very much for it. ThenCocktail Party, The1949 Edinburgh Festival production;d1cuts made during rehearsal;a7, thank you for your criticism of the play itself. In the production, what you have as Act II was run as Scene II of Act I. The purpose was to shorten the evening to the extent of cutting out one interval. Unfortunately, III and IV could not be run together in the same way because of the change of scene. The effect is lop-sided; it is now Act I that is much too long; if one act in the middle could simply have been dropped out, the play would have been the right length. We have cut and cut and pieced together, as well as we can, and it is still too long.

NowCocktail Party, Thepost-Edinburgh prospects;d5 about theCocktail Party, The1950 New York transfer;d7being negotiated;a3 future of the play. SherekSherek, Henryrecommends New York Cocktail Party transfer;a4 tells me that none of the London theatre managers want to take it on now, and that he can’t get a London theatre until the spring at the earliest. SoMiller, Gilbertnegotiating Cocktail Party's transfer;a3 he has been discussing it with Gilbert Miller1 (a famous name, I believe, in the New York theatre) who is much interested, and has offered him a theatre immediately after Christmas. I was much averse to taking it to New York first, because I am sure there is at least an initial public waiting for it in London; and, of course, my friends here express indignation and humiliation that London can’t take it, especially at a time when the level of plays is so very low. (It’s very curious: we have a number of first rate actors and actresses here, and they have to act in such bad plays.) However, the most cogent argument is, that if he takes the play to New York in December, he can keep this excellent cast together; whereas if he merely waited for a London theatre, we should probably have to assemble a new cast. And it’s not merely that these people are so good, but that they all seem very keen on the play itself. So it is just possible that you may be able to see it before I see it again myself. I can’t really afford to come over for it, because I can’t spare the time to come over twice this year, and I must take a longish holiday as soon as I can. Itravels, trips and plansTSE's January 1950 voyage to South Africa;g9all but fixed;a1 haveFabers, theon 1950 South Africa trip;i1 practically agreed to go out to Cape Town with the Fabers in January, spend a week at the Cape, and take the next boat back: that would give me five weeks away, including four weeks at sea. AndUniversity of Chicago'The Aims of Education' being prepared for;a2 apart from wanting the holiday as soon as I can get it, the sensible thing seems to be to take a holiday before [I] start on composing my Chicago lectures – I haven’t even had time to think about a subject yet.

ICocktail Party, The1949 Edinburgh Festival production;d1TSE's opening-night impressions;a8 was too nervous, the first night, to get much of an impression; for one thing, I was nervous about the actors dropping their cues or getting their lines wrong as the family of a beginner are at her first amateur performance. And, in a box, one did not feel in touch with the audience; I was told that they responded enthusiastically, but I shouldn’t have known the difference if they had been merely being polite. So I was surprised by the good reviews. (I believe that some of the cheaper press, The Daily Mail and Express for instance, were rather disparaging: I did not see these).2 AndGuinness, Alecin The Cocktail Party;a9 by the way, itWorth, Irenein The Cocktail Party;a3 seems to be Act III (in your version, the consulting room scene) that went over best; Guinness and Irene Worth did an awfully good job; and the effect of the last act depends so much on the impression made by the end of the previous.

TheSmith, Theodora ('Dodo') Eliot (TSE's niece)1949 visit to England;d1tours the Borders with TSE;a7 motorEliot, Marion Cushing (TSE's sister)1949 visit to England with Dodo;g1Borders tour;a9 tourtravels, trips and plansTSE's 1949 family motor-tour of Scotland;g7described;a2 toScotlandthe Borders;c3;a1EdinburghScotlandGlasgowScotland Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh and Abbotsford was one of the most successful parts of the Edinburgh visit, and Marian enjoyed it very much in spite of her arm. We left her after lunch to rest in the hotel in Kelso while we went to Jedburgh, andMaxwell-Scott, Patricia;a1 picked her up later to go toConstable-Maxwell-Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet;a1 tea at Abbotsford, where we were entertained by a very charming and rather pathetic Miss Maxwell-Scott3 – her father, Sir Walter, came in later, looking rather like a retired elderly cavalry officer.4 AllChiari, Josephand TSE's Borders motor-tour;a1 this was due to the good offices of my little friend Joe Chiari,5 formerly French consul in Edinburgh, who persuaded the British Council to provide the car, and who conducted us himself, and who knew the Maxwell-Scotts. The weather was benign, and the Roxburghshire countryside is very beautiful.6

DoLewis, Wyndhamsecond portrait acquired by Magdalene;c3 you know, it never occurred to me to ask about photographs of my portrait. IMagdalene College, Cambridgehouses Lewis portrait of TSE;b3 will ask Wyndham Lewis whether he had a photograph taken before it went to Magdalene. I have not seen it since it was framed: I should have liked to go down to Cambridge, and see it hung; butMerton College, OxfordGaudy at;a6 I don’t think I can spare the time, especially as I have to go down next week for one night to Oxford, to attend a Merton Gaudy.7 If I can get a photograph I will send you one.

Welltravels, trips and plansTSE's October–November 1949 trip to Germany;g8preparations for;a8, I have now written out my three addresses for Germany, and'Speech for Les Grandes Conférences catholiques';a1 must turn to my short discours de reception for Brussels, which will have to be translated into French.8

IPerkins, Dr John Carroll (EH's uncle);i1 am sorry to hear about Uncle John.9 IPerkins, Edith (EH's aunt);j4 always felt that Aunt Edith, even with her disabilities, was likely to outlive him.

I am very glad if you got at least a different impression of the play on a second reading.

The California snapshot I have in an album with many others. And thank you for the Campobello – for the first moment I thought you had taken to trousers (there are far too many trousers in Chelsea, especially on a Sunday morning). And now you have started term, I shall be interested to know what play you choose next.

To-dayNason, Margaret ('Meg') Geraldineand sister to lunch;b9 I am taking Meg Nason and her sister (whom I have never seen) to lunch. I had a pathetic letter from Meg which I shall send you. She didn’t want to bring the sister, who appears to be rather eccentric and self-centred; but the sister (who has tried to get me to come out to Richmond to see her) had got to the point of grievance thinking that Meg was preventing her from meeting me: so it must be done.

With much love and grateful thanks for your letter

1.Gilbert Miller (1884–1969), American theatrical producer (who also managed the St James’s Theatre in London). In 1965 he was to be given a Special Tony Award ‘for having produced 88 plays and musicals’. His wife was Kathryn (Bache) Miller (1896–1979). TSE had obviously forgotten Miller’s involvement with the first New York production of Murder in the Cathedral in 1938 (see above).

2.The Daily Mail did not review The Cocktail Party.

3.PatriciaMaxwell-Scott, Patricia Maxwell-Scott (1921–98) married in 1944 Sir Christian Boulton, 4th Baronet, but retained her maiden name. She was to become Laird and Chatelaine of Abbotsford on her father’s death in 1954.

4.SirConstable-Maxwell-Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet Walter Constable-Maxwell-Scott, 1st Baronet, DSO (1875–1954) – British Army officer (retired 1934), and great-great-grandson of the novelist Sir Walter Scott – inherited Abbotsford House from his mother in 1920.

5.JosephChiari, Joseph Chiari (1911–89): French poet, author, diplomat. ‘Following the collapse of France I answered General de Gaulle’s appeal on the day he made it, the 18th June, and as I was unfit for military service, as soon as a French organisation was set up I was sent to Scotland as its political and cultural envoy. I met Eliot some time in 1943, through a mutual friend, Denis Saurat, who was Professor of French at King’s College and Director of the French Institute in London’ (T. S. Eliot: A Memoir [1997], 19). Chiari also held teaching posts at London and Manchester. A prolific author, his publications include Contemporary French Poetry, with foreword by TSE (1952); Symbolism from Poe to Mallarmé: The Growth of a Myth (1956); T. S. Eliot: Poet and Dramatist (1975).

6.ChiariChiari, Josephand TSE's Borders motor-tour;a1, T. S. Eliot: A Memoir, 21: ‘Onetravels, trips and plansTSE's 1949 family motor-tour of Scotland;g7described;a2 day we chose to absent ourselves from these festivities [at the Festival]; we therefore hired a car and we spent a memorable day touring the south-eastern border of Scotland, the beautiful Valley of the Tweed. We visited the remains of the famous Gothic Abbey of Dryburgh, and those of Jedburgh, with Mary Stuart’s house in the distance, whence hounded by her enemies, she set off on her long night ride to bring Bothwell to her sister. Later we had lunch by the window of a picturesque little hotel in Kelso called The Ednam House, which lies nestled at a bend of the Tweed, from which one could see both the splendid remains of the Norman Abbey at Kelso and the impressive façade of Roxburgh Castle. From there we went on to visit the remains of Melrose Abbey, musing through its old cemetery, and thence drove along green-covered banks to Walter Scott’s legend-haunted house Abbotsford, overlooking the dark water of the Tweed where we were warmly received and shown round by the owners, the Maxwell Scotts. We took some photographs of this day’s journey, but alas to my deep regret I seem to have lost them in the course of my various removals.’

TSE to Geoffrey Faber, Trinity XI (28 Aug.) 1949: ‘Tea at Abbotsford impoverished & charming with Sir Walter’s descendants.’

7.TSE spent the night of 4 Oct. as the guest of the Warden of Merton. TSE to Mary Trevelyan, ‘The Guardian Angels’ (2 Oct. 1949): ‘I felt it was a civility I owed Merton.’

8.‘Speech for Les Grandes Conférences catholiques’, Brussels, 4 Dec. 1949: CProse 7, 446–50.

9.Dr Perkins must have been taken ill. He was to die over a year later, on 23 Dec. 1950.

Chiari, Joseph, and TSE's Borders motor-tour, preface for, Contemporary French Poetry,

5.JosephChiari, Joseph Chiari (1911–89): French poet, author, diplomat. ‘Following the collapse of France I answered General de Gaulle’s appeal on the day he made it, the 18th June, and as I was unfit for military service, as soon as a French organisation was set up I was sent to Scotland as its political and cultural envoy. I met Eliot some time in 1943, through a mutual friend, Denis Saurat, who was Professor of French at King’s College and Director of the French Institute in London’ (T. S. Eliot: A Memoir [1997], 19). Chiari also held teaching posts at London and Manchester. A prolific author, his publications include Contemporary French Poetry, with foreword by TSE (1952); Symbolism from Poe to Mallarmé: The Growth of a Myth (1956); T. S. Eliot: Poet and Dramatist (1975).

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,
Constable-Maxwell-Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet,

4.SirConstable-Maxwell-Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet Walter Constable-Maxwell-Scott, 1st Baronet, DSO (1875–1954) – British Army officer (retired 1934), and great-great-grandson of the novelist Sir Walter Scott – inherited Abbotsford House from his mother in 1920.

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.

Fabers, the, model of happiness and respectability, their domestic situation, Faber children to tea chez Eliot, visit TSE at Pike's Farm, compared to the Morleys, closer to TSE than to VHE, 1933 summer holiday with, Ty Glyn Aeron described, request TSE to write play, too absorbed in their children, at the Morleys' party, give anti-Nazi party for author, host poker party, 1934 summer holiday with, take TSE to lunch in Oxford, 1935 summer holiday with, for which the children are bought tent, give party, 1936 summer holiday with, at Morleys' Thanksgiving Day party, sail model boats with TSE, and TSE's foggy adventure, cinema-going with TSE, take TSE to Witch of Edmonton, and Morleys take TSE to pantomime, and TSE attend opening of Ascent of F6, 1937 summer holiday with, and the Bradfield Greek play, School for Scandal with, take TSE to pantomime again, 1938 summer holiday with, 1939 summer holiday with, offer possible wartime refuge, 1940 summer holiday with, host TSE in Hampstead during war, TSE makes bread sauce for, brought vegetables from Shamley, move to Minsted, and TSE attend musical revue, 1941 summer holiday with, Minsted as substitute for nursing-home, trying to sell Welsh home, take TSE to International Squadron, invite TSE to Wales for Christmas, host TSE at Minsted, away fishing in Scotland, mourn TSE's post-war independence, 1947 Minsted summer stay, 1948 Minsted summer stay, host TSE for weekend, on 1950 South Africa trip, on TSE's 1951 Spain trip, 1951 Minsted summer stay, 1952 Minsted summer stay, 1953 Minsted summer stay, on 1953–4 South Africa trip, 35th wedding anniversary weekend,
Guinness, Alec, as Hamlet, in Martin Browne's Coriolanus, desires to act for TSE, keen on Cocktail Party, at Cocktail Party reading, praised by The Times, in The Cocktail Party, 'most intelligent' British actor, desires London Cocktail Party production, superior to Rex Harrison, at TSE's Cocktail Party buffet, would turn down anyone for TSE, presses TSE for new play, wouldn't work for Sherek,

5.AlecGuinness, Alec Guinness (1914–2000), distinguished English actor: see Biographical Register.

Lewis, Wyndham, EH promised copy of portrait by, indebted to Harriet Weaver, famous evening with Joyce and, remembered in Paris, apparently numbers TSE among enemies, visiting Joyce in 1920 with, asks to paint TSE, TSE sitting for, portrait shown to EH, departed for America, and the fate of TSE's portrait, one of TSE's 'group', his sketch of TSE loaned to Henry, importunes another portrait, his portraits of TSE, second portrait acquired by Magdalene, TSE views first portrait in Durban, Blasting and Bombadiering, The Lion and the Fox,

7.WyndhamLewis, Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957), painter, novelist, philosopher, critic: see Biographical Register.

Magdalene College, Cambridge, claret discussed at, annual Pepys Dinner, makes TSE an Honorary Fellow, feast of St. Mary Magdalen at, Whitsun feast at, TSE's guest rooms at, repository for Eliotana, sermon preached at, houses Lewis portrait of TSE, which TSE pays for,
Maxwell-Scott, Patricia,

3.PatriciaMaxwell-Scott, Patricia Maxwell-Scott (1921–98) married in 1944 Sir Christian Boulton, 4th Baronet, but retained her maiden name. She was to become Laird and Chatelaine of Abbotsford on her father’s death in 1954.

Merton College, Oxford, and Karl Culpin, Edmund Blunden visited at, TSE recognised by college porter, TSE on his time at, makes TSE Honarary Fellow, Gaudy at,
Miller, Gilbert, possible force behind Murder's transfer, negotiating Cocktail Party's transfer, repels TSE, knows the wrong sort of duke, bumps into TSE in Spain,

5.GilbertMiller, Gilbert Miller (1884–1969); American theatrical producer. In 1950 he was to win a Tony Award for his production of The Cocktail Party. The Gilbert Miller–Ashley Dukes production of Murder in the Cathedral (with Miller taking a quarter-share in the enterprise, and Dukes three-quarters to secure artistic control), starring Robert Speaight, was to open at the Ritz Theatre, West 48th Street, New York City, on 16 Feb. 1938. It ran for 21 performances.

Nason, Margaret ('Meg') Geraldine, sends TSE birthday letter, sends TSE birthday cake, sends TSE box of toffee, apparently forgets TSE's birthday, but remembers, ill, expecting operation, among the saved, a 'Cosy Pet', and sister to lunch, given small iron wheelbarrow, her health,

1.MargaretNason, Margaret ('Meg') Geraldine (Meg) Geraldine Nason (1900–86), proprietor of the Bindery tea rooms, Broadway, Worcestershire, whom TSE and EH befriended on visits to Chipping Campden.

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.

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
Scotland, and Scottish architecture, its peoples more diverse than England's, TSE hopes to visit again, TSE on haggis, compared to Wales and the Welsh, Scottish food, TSE on, the Scottish, dominate life on Laetitia, Highlanders versus Lowlanders, Ayrshire, Ballachulish, Culloden, Dollar, Clackmannshire, Dumfries, Edinburgh, TSE's lecture in, Galloway, Glasgow, obscurely glimpsed, TSE's 1942 trip to, Inverary, Inverness, Kirkudbright, Stirling, the Borders, the Highlands, TSE's 1933 journey through, the Lowlands,
Sherek, Henry, dissuades TSE from coaching actors, confounds TSE's expectations, recommends New York Cocktail Party transfer, suffers girth-induced sciatica, desires three TSE plays in repertory, which TSE resists, lordly behaviour over Confidential Clerk, American Confidential Clerk production, takes Confidential Clerk to Paris, which proves a misadventure,
see also Shereks, the

4.HenrySherek, Henry Sherek (1900–1967), theatre producer: see Biographical Register.

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’.

'Speech for Les Grandes Conférences catholiques',
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, TSE's 1935 tour of Scotland, proposed by Blake, attempts to coordinate with EH, TSE's itinerary, TSE's 1935 Faber summer holiday, TSE writes from, described, TSE's 1936 visit to Ireland, TSE's itinerary, recounted, TSE's spring/summer 1936 trip to Paris, first contemplated, date fixed, Morleys invited, TSE's itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1936 Faber summer holiday, TSE writes from, TSE's 1936 American trip, spring arrival dependent on New York Murder, if not spring, then autumn, possible excursions, autumn better for seeing EH, and possible Princeton offer, and possible Smith visit, efforts to coordinate with EH, passage on Alaunia booked, TSE's itinerary, Murder to pay for, coordinating with Eliot Randolph holiday, the moment of parting from EH, TSE's birthday during, TSE reflects on, TSE's 1937 tour of Scotland, itinerary, recounted, the Morley–Eliot 1937 trip to Salzburg, contemplated, itinerary, EH receives postcard from, described, as relayed to OM, EH's 1937 summer in England, and 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,
University of Chicago, invites TSE to lecture, 'The Aims of Education' being prepared for, TSE's sojourn at,
Worth, Irene, reputation enhanced by Cocktail Party, praised by The Times, in The Cocktail Party, intelligent, compared to Margaret Leighton, as Celia, in The Queen and the Rebels,

6.IreneWorth, Irene Worth (1916–2002), hugely talented American stage and screen actor, was to progress from TSE’s play to international stardom on stage and screen. She joined the Old Vic company in 1951, as a leading actor under Tyrone Guthrie; and in 1953 she appeared at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, where her appearances included a further partnership with Alec Guinness (Hotel Paradiso). In 1962 she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre, London, where her roles included a remorseless Goneril to Paul Scofield’s Lear in Peter Brook’s production of King Lear. In 1968 she played a dynamic Jocasta in Brook’s production of Seneca’s Oedipus (trans. Ted Hughes) – featuring a huge golden phallus – alongside John Gielgud. Numerous acting awards fell to her remarkable work: a BAFTA, and three Tony Awards including the award for Best Actress in a Play for Tiny Alice (1965), and yet another Tony for Best Featured Actress in Lost in Yonkers (1991).