[41 Brimmer St., Boston]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
23 February 1932
My dear Dove,

YouMorrell, Lady Ottolinedescribed, by request, for EH;b7 asked me to tell you something about Lady Ottoline Morrell: itThorps, the;b3 seems the occasion for it, as the Thorps are coming to dinner with us tonight! I believe there are no other guests. It surprised me that I had told you nothing of her before; though I know that I have mentioned her from time to time. She is one of the first acquaintances I made. She is a Bentinck, a sister of the Duke of Portland, and pretty well known as a patroness of letters. IMorrell, Lady Ottolinemet TSE through Bertrand Russell;b8 met her thoughRussell, Bertrandintroduced TSE to OM;a5 Bertie Russell, whose friend she was – not so much now. In those days – 1916 it was – she had a beautiful manor house at GarsingtonEnglandGarsington, Oxfordshire;f3recalled;a1 near Oxford, where she used to gather weekend parties; and it was on such visits that I first met many people: LyttonStrachey, Lyttonmet TSE at Garsington;a5 Strachey, BishopGore, Charles, Bishop of Oxfordat Garsington;a3 Gore, Asquith, KatherineMansfield, Katherineremembered at Garsington;a2 Mansfield and others. I say she, because I think the money was mostly hers; and when a duke’s daughter marries a commoner who is merely a member of an old Oxford family of brewers, she is apt to be the head of the family.1 PhilipMorrell, Philipdescribed;a1 her husband has never done very much: for some years he was a Liberal M.P., then a farming gentleman;2 hisJames, Henry;a3 motherMorrell, Harriette Anne (née Wynter);a1, whom I never knew, had a great reputation in Oxford for entertaining literary people at Black Hall3 and was a friend of Henry James. IMorrells, thetheir marriage;a1Morrell, Lady OttolineMorrells, theMorrell, PhilipMorrells, the do not think that Ottoline and Philip were ever very happy together: perhaps the disparity of rank and fortune was too great; she may have married him merely because he belonged to the first intellectual world she had encountered, and in protest against the dulness [sic] of the world to which she belonged; youEnglandthe English;c1the two kinds of duke;a5 can have no idea how stupid dukes and their circles can be (thereSpencer-Churchill, Charles Richard, 9th Duke of Marlboroughdisreputable sort of duke;a1 areMontagu, William Angus Drogo, 9th Duke of Manchesterthe disreputable sort of duke;a1 twoGrovesnor, Hugh Richard Arthur, 2nd Duke of Westminsterthe disreputable sort of duke;a1 kinds of duke, the wholly disreputable, like Marlborough, Westminster, Manchester, whom nobody is willing to know; andCavendish-Bentinck, William John Arthur Charles James, 6th Duke of Portlandthe pompous respectable sort of duke;a1 the pompous respectable, like Portland). TheyMorrell, Julian;a1 had one daughter, who is married to the clerk of the House of Lords and has a brood of children and is quite happy.4 In recent years they seem to me to have become more reconciled, and happier together, and less on each others nerves. Now there is no country house, as too costly; only a small but elaborate house in Gower Street.5 For a long time I distrusted Ottoline, as possibly mischiefmaking [sic] – LyttonStrachey, Lyttononce warned TSE against OM;a6 once warned me against her – but now I like her much better and am indeed fond of her. She is indeed an impressive figure, and might have come out of the Renaissance rather than 19th century England: of violent passions, I should think; but also, as only violent people can be, of a really spiritual and religious nature. And she has been very kind both to me and to Vivienne. And she has a pretty clear insight into my domestic life, which is not surprising, considering how much she has seen of us. Yes, she is one of the important elements in my life: inWoolf, Virginiacompared qua friend to OM;b4 some ways more important than Virginia, andHutchinson, Maryher friendship compared to OM's;a5 more important than Mary Hutchinson. Age about 56 at a guess.

IMaclagan, Eric;a4 was amused to hear that you knew Maclagan: but you could hardly have seen his wife, as she did not go to America at all (and he told me that if he had taken her it would have eaten up any profits out of the pay: he didn’t mean that he had an expensive life, but that it was a general principle). SheMaclagan, Helen Elizabeth (née Lascelles)'a swell';a1 is rather a swell, being a cousin of the princess Royal’s husband;6 and so is he rather, asMaclagan, William Dalrymple, Archbishop of York;a1 his father was an Archbishop.7 HeMaclagan, Ericpreferred to his Charles Eliot Norton successor;a5 does look rabbitlike! [sic] but is really very intelligent and sympathetic: muchGarrod, Heathcote William ('H. W.');a1 more so than his successor Garrod.8

To-day IDavies, Peter Llewelyntakes TSE to lunch with J. M. Barrie;a2 went to lunch with Peter Davies (who, I think I told you, was as a child the original Peter Pan) andBarrie, Sir James Matthew ('J. M.')described for EH;a4 to my surprise was taken to lunch by him with Sir James Barrie himself at his flat in the Adelphi. MyWhibley, Charlesrecalled by J. M. Barrie;a6 common interest with BarrieHenley, W. E.recalled by J. M. Barrie;a1 is that we were both friends of Charles Whibley: so we talked chiefly about Whibley and Henley.9 He has a wonderfully situated flat, at the top of a house overlooking the river. Davies tells me that he is very moody, and sometimes will not speak a word: to-day however he was in a gracious and reminiscent mood. He is a very plain simple little man, plebeian but charming, and (what I like particularly in such successful persons) quite unpretentious and with no pomp. VeryEnglandthe English;c1contortions of upward mobility;a2 shrewd, I should say: but in England, shrewd people of humble extraction are often impressed extremely by higher rank: whichAsquith, Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn;a1 perhaps accounts for his friendship for Lady [sic] Cynthia Asquith and such like. Not himself impressive, but likeable, as a highly intelligent skilled mechanic might be. Fortunately I did not have to tell him what I think of Thrums and the Little Minister10 etc., but I think I behaved with sufficient respect.

OnHodgson, Ralphfurther discussion of dogs;a6 FridayEliots, the T. S.host Ralph Hodgson, Aurelia Bolliger, Gordon George and Scott Moncrieff;c4 Hodgson and Miss Bollinger [sic]11 came to dinner’ and we had the ‘grand talk’ as they say in Ireland. Hodgsondogsendear Hodgson to TSE;a3 is a good talker; we always have a lot to say to each other about dog-breeding; aStephens, Jamestiresome compared to Ralph Hodgson;a2 much better talker than his friend James Stephens, who is a tiresome Irish monologue. ThereGeorge, Robert Esmonde Gordon ('Robert Sencourt')offers to lend TSE fur coat;b1 were also Robert Sencourt, who is going to lend me a fur coat for America; andMoncrieff, George Scottto supper with the Eliots;a1 the young George Scott Moncrieff, a nephew of my friend the translator of Proust.12

Now I have used up two pages and all my time just giving information; and not a word of things I want to say. But I have not given much information lately, so this may be a relief to you. TomorrowBarnes, James Stratcheydiscussing Mosley with TSE;a3 JimMosley, Sir Oswald ('Tom')Jim Barnes calls TSE to discuss;a4 Barnes is coming to discuss with me the future of his friend Sir Oswald Mosley the politician etc., so I may not have time to proceed; thenBodleian Library, Oxfordintended repository for EH's letters;a1 on Thursday I will write of the Bodleian and other matters not informative.

The machine tells me to stop!
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1.See Brigid Allen, Morrells of Oxford: The Family and Their Brewery, 1743–1933 (1994).

2.PhilipMorrell, Philip Morrell (1870–1943), a scion of the Morrell’s Brewing Company, was a Liberal MP, 1906–18.

3.Black Hall, a 17th-century house, extended in the 19th century, on St Giles’, Oxford, is acknowledged as the model for ‘Poynton’ in Henry James’s The Spoils of Poynton (1897).

4.JulianMorrell, Julian Morrell (1906–89) married Victor Goodman, 1928–46; she subsequently married Igor Vinogradoff (1901–87), son of Sir Paul Vinogradoff (1854–1925), Professor of Roman Law at Oxford.

5.Vivien signed Ottoline Morrell’s Visitors’ Book at 10 Gower Street, London (where Ottoline had lived since 1927) eight times during 1932 (letter from Julian Vinogradoff to Valerie Eliot, 3 Mar. 1985).

6.EricMaclagan, Helen Elizabeth (née Lascelles) Maclagan married in 1913 Helen Elizabeth, daughter of Commander the Hon. Frederick Lascelles, second son of the 4th Earl of Harewood.

7.Maclagan’sMaclagan, William Dalrymple, Archbishop of York father was William Dalrymple Maclagan (1826–1910), Archbishop of York, 1891–1908.

8.H. W. GarrodGarrod, Heathcote William ('H. W.') (1878–1960), classical scholar and literary critic; Tutor and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford; Oxford Professor of Poetry, 1923–8. His writings include Wordsworth: Lectures and Essays (1923), The Profession of Poetry (1929), Keats: A Critical Appreciation (1926), the Oxford Book of Latin Verse (1912), Keats (Oxford English Texts, 1939, 1958). His Norton Lectures were published as Poetry and the Criticism of Life (1931).

9.W. E. HenleyHenley, W. E. (1849–1903), poet, critic and editor. Charles Whibley, who was a close friend, worked as his assistant editor on the Scots Observer, later the National Observer.

10.Barrie, A Window in Thrums (novel, 1894); The Little Minister (novel, 1891).

11.See John Harding, 'The Man in White Spats' (Dreaming of Babylon, ch. 18, 147–58) for a detailed account of the Eliots’ friendship with Hodgson and his partner Aurelia Bolliger. See too Gordon, The Hyacinth Girl, 154.

12.GeorgeMoncrieff, George Scott Scott Moncrieff (1910–74) – ‘Scomo’ – journalist, author, playwright, novelist: see Biographical Register.

Asquith, Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn,
Barnes, James Stratchey, to dine chez Eliot, discussing Mosley with TSE,

9.JamesBarnes, James Stratchey Strachey Barnes (1890–1955), son of Sir Hugh Barnes. Brought up in Florence by his grandparents, Sir John and Lady Strachey, he went on to Eton and King’s College, Cambridge. During WW1 he served in the Guards and Royal Flying Corps. TSE to Sir Robert Vansittart, 12 Jan. 1939 (Letters 9, 16–17): ‘Barnes is the younger brother of an old friend of mine, Mrs St John Hutchinson … He wrote two books on Fascism … and was one of its earliest champions in this country. He was brought up in Italy (before going to Eton: he was subsequently in the Blues, then a Major in the Air Force, and at King’s after the War), has an Italian wife, and is the most convinced pro-Italian and pro-Fascist that I know. He is a Roman Catholic convert, and has or had some honorary appointment at the Vatican; but manages to combine this with a warm admiration for Mussolini, from which it follows that he has disapproved of British policy whenever that policy did not favour Italian policy … In private life he is rather a bore, and talks more than he listens, somewhat failing to appreciate that the person to whom he is talking may have other interests and other engagements.’ See too David Bradshaw and James Smith, ‘Ezra Pound, James Strachey Barnes (“the Italian Lord Haw-Haw”) and Italian Fascism’, Review of English Studies 64 (2013), 672–93.

Barrie, Sir James Matthew ('J. M.'), attends Whibley memorial lecture, and Whibley, and the original Peter Pan, described for EH, EH in play by, likened to John Buchan, his estate, Dear Brutus, Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton, The Old Lady Shows Her Medals,

5.SirBarrie, Sir James Matthew ('J. M.') James Barrie, Bt, OM (1860–1937), Scottish novelist and dramatist; world-renowned for Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up (1904).

Bodleian Library, Oxford, intended repository for EH's letters, letters which EH asks after,
Cavendish-Bentinck, William John Arthur Charles James, 6th Duke of Portland, the pompous respectable sort of duke,
Davies, Peter Llewelyn, takes TSE to lunch with J. M. Barrie, at Fred Manning's funeral,

1.PeterDavies, Peter Llewelyn Llewelyn Davies (1897–1960) felt plagued for life after being identified by J. M. Barrie as the original of Peter Pan. After dreadful and distinguished war service, for which he was awarded the Military Cross, in 1926 he founded the publishing house Peter Davies Ltd. – he published his cousin Daphne du Maurier’s volume about her renowned grandfather, The Young George du Maurier, letters 1860–1867 (1951). See Andrew Birkin, J. M. Barrie & the Lost Boys (1979); Finding Neverland (film, 2004); John Logan, Peter and Alice (play, 2013).

dogs, TSE imagines himself as EH's dog, Pollicle, endear Hodgson to TSE, EH fond of, TSE wishes to give EH, TSE enthuses over with Ambassador Stimson's wife, death of Lord Lisburne's gun-dog, wish to buy EH dog reaffirmed, James Thurber's dog, wish to buy EH dog develops, TSE's wish that EH choose dog for him, of Shamley Wood, Aberdeen Terrier, belonging to Gerald Graham, TSE against, Alsatian, bites F&F sales manager in Cheltenham, Blue Bedlington Terrier, TSE wishes to bring EH, related to the Kerry Blue, TSE fantasises with Hodgson about breeding, TSE wishes EH might have, 'Boerre' (Norwegian Elkhound), travels to America, described, and right-hand traffic, TSE receives photo of, affords EH exercise, envied by TSE, scourge of Northampton, cuts foot, when chasing squirrel, suspected attempt to abduct, 'disorderly', 'cantankerous', taking unaccompanied exercise, decorated at dog-show, goes missing, not taken to Maine, EH decides to give up, poignant photograph of, dies, Bull Terrier, Ralph Hodgson's 'Picky' bites cat, home found for 'Picky', Hodgson fantasises with TSE about breeding, Dachshund, among TSE's preferred short-legged breeds, Hope Mirrlees's 'Mary', elkhound, belonging to Mrs Eames, as breed for EH, Jack Russell, among TSE's preferred short-legged breeds, possible replacement for Boerre, Kerry Blue, related to Blue Bedlington Terrier, at Army and Navy stores, Labrador, the Morleys' eight puppies, the Morleys', Pekingese, TSE averse to, belonging to Mrs Behrens, 'Polly' (the Eliots' Yorkshire Terrier), falls off roof, taken to have wound dressed, barks at Hungarian language, Poodle, as breed for EH, 'Rag Doll' (Scottish Terrier), travels to Grand Manan, TSE receives photo of, EH gives up, Samoyed, considered for EH, spaniel, belonging to the Fabers, Staffordshire Terrier, Hodgson advises Miss Wilberforce on,
Eliots, the T. S., receive Aldous Huxley, give tea to Nora Joyce, give dinner-party for Joyces, Fabers and Osbert Sitwell, described by Osbert Sitwell, give dinner for Philippa Whibley, host the Morleys, Joyces and Hutchinsons, take tea with OM, who describes their appearance, invite OM to meet Mrs Joyce, introduce TSE's nieces to Lucia Joyce and Barbara Hutchinson, host the Joyces, host the Thorps to tea, host Dorothy Pound to supper, again to OM's, have the Huxleys to tea, more harmonious for Gordon George's stay, host Maurice and Ahmé to dinner, host Ralph Hodgson, Aurelia Bolliger, Gordon George and Scott Moncrieff, to OM's tea-party for Yeats, host Ralph Hodgson despite his dog's behaviour, have the Hodgsons for the weekend, attend Derby Day with the Hodgsons, host the Faber children to tea, host OM and D'Arcy, host Mark Gertler and wife, at James Stephens's party, have fifteen to tea, Evelyn Underhill and Force Stead to lunch with, spend weekend with VHE's mother, join farewell dinner for the Hodgsons, in 1926, holiday in Eastbourne, where they dine with the Morleys, then visit the Woolfs at Rodmell,
England, TSE as transatlantic cultural conduit for, discomforts of its larger houses, and Henry James, at times unreal, TSE's patriotic homesickness for, which is not a repudiation of America, TSE's want of relations in, encourages superiority in Americans familiar with, reposeful, natural ally of France, compared to Wales, much more intimate with Europe than America, TSE on his 'exile' in, undone by 'Dividend morality', in wartime, war binds TSE to, post-war, post-war privations, the English, initially strange to TSE, contortions of upward mobility, comparatively rooted as a people, TSE more comfortable distinguishing, the two kinds of duke, TSE's vision of wealthy provincials, its Tories, more blunt than Americans, as congregants, considered racially superior, a relief from the Scottish, don't talk in poetry, compared to the Irish, English countryside, around Hindhead, distinguished, the West Country, compared to New England's, fen country, in primrose season, the English weather, cursed by Joyce, suits mistiness, preferred to America's, distinguished for America's by repose, relaxes TSE, not rainy enough, English traditions, Derby Day, Order of Merit, shooting, Varsity Cricket Match, TSE's dislike of talking cricket, rugby match enthralls, the death of George V, knighthood, the English language, Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, visited by EH and TSE, Amberley, West Sussex, ruined castle at, Arundel, West Sussex, TSE's guide to, Bath, Somerset, TSE 'ravished' by, EH visits, Bemerton, Wiltshire, visited on Herbert pilgrimage, Blockley, Gloucestershire, tea at the Crown, Bosham, West Sussex, EH introduced to, Bridport, Dorset, Tandys settled near, Burford, Oxfordshire, EH staying in, too hallowed to revisit, Burnt Norton, Gloucestershire, TSE remembers visiting, and the Cotswolds, its imagined fate, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, less oppressive than Oxford, TSE's vision of life in, possible refuge during Blitz, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, visited by EH and TSE, Chester, Cheshire, TSE's plans in, TSE on, Chichester, West Sussex, the Perkinses encouraged to visit, EH celebrates birthday in, TSE's guide to, 'The Church and the Artist', TSE gives EH ring in, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, Perkinses take house at, shockingly remote, TSE's first weekend at, likened to Florence, TSE jealous of memories associated with, its Arts & Crafts associations, its attractions to Dr Perkins, forever associated with TSE and EH, sound of the Angelus, without EH, treasured in TSE's memory, excursions from, EH on 'our' garden at, Stamford House passes into new hands, EH's fleeting return to, Cornwall, TSE's visit to, compared to North Devon, Cotswolds, sacred in TSE's memory, Derbyshire, as seen from Swanwick, Devon ('Devonshire'), likened to American South, the Eliots pre-Somerset home, its scenery, Dorset, highly civilised, TSE feels at home in, TSE's Tandy weekend in, Durham, TSE's visit to, East Anglia, its churches, TSE now feels at home in, East Coker, Somerset, visited by Uncle Chris and Abby, TSE conceives desire to visit, reasons for visiting, described, visited again, and the Shamley Cokers, now within Father Underhill's diocese, photographs of, Finchampstead, Berkshire, visited by TSE and EH, specifically the Queen's Head, Framlingham, Suffolk, visited, Garsington, Oxfordshire, recalled, Glastonbury, Somerset, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, highly civilised, its beautiful edge, its countryside associated with EH, TSE at home in, its domestic architecture, Hadsleigh, Suffolk, visited, Hampshire, journey through, TSE's New Forest holiday, Hereford, highly civilised, Hull, Yorkshire, and 'Literature and the Modern World', Ilfracombe, Devon, and the Field Marshal, hideous, Knole Park, Kent, Lavenham, Suffolk, visited, Leeds, Yorkshire, TSE lectures in, touring Murder opens in, the Dobrées visited in, home to EVE's family, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, TSE's visit to, especially the Bishop's Palace, Lincolnshire, arouses TSE's curiosity, unknown to EH, Lingfield, Surrey, Little Gidding, Cambridgeshire, TSE's long-intended expedition to, London, in TSE's experience, TSE's isolation within, affords solitude and anonymity, contrasted to country life, its fogs, socially freer than Boston and Paris, eternally misty, its lionhunters, rain preferable in, more 'home' to TSE than America, socially more legible than Boston, its society compared to Boston's, TSE's desire to live among cockneys, South Kensington too respectable, Clerkenwell, Camberwell, Blackheath, Greenwich scouted for lodging, its comparatively vigorous religious life, Camberwell lodging sought, Clerkenwell lodging sought, and music-hall nostalgia, abandoned by society in August, the varieties of cockney, TSE's East End sojourn, South Kensington grows on TSE, prepares for Silver Jubilee, South Kensington street names, Dulwich hallowed in memory, so too Greenwich, during 1937 Coronation, preparing for war, Dulwich revisited with family, in wartime, TSE as air-raid warden in, Long Melford, Suffolk, Lowestoft, Suffolk, Lyme Regis, Dorset, with the Morleys, Marlborough, Wiltshire, scene of a happy drink, Needham Market, Suffolk, Newcastle, Northumberland, TSE's visit to, Norfolk, appeals to TSE, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, dreary, Nottinghamshire, described for EH, Oxford, Oxfordshire, as recollected by TSE, past and present, EH takes lodgings in, haunted for TSE, in July, compared to Cambridge, Peacehaven, Sussex, amazing sermon preached in, Penrith, TSE's visit to, Rochester, as Dickens described, Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the Richmonds' company, Shamley Green, Surrey, TSE's ARP work in, its post office, Pilgrim Players due at, Somerset, highly civilised, TSE at home in, Southwold, Suffolk, TSE visits with family, Stanton, Gloucestershire, on TSE and EH's walk, Stanway, Gloucestershire, on EH and TSE's walk, Suffolk, TSE visits with family, Surrey, Morley finds TSE lodging in, evening bitter at the Royal Oak, TSE misses, as it must have been, Sussex, commended to EH, TSE walking Stane Street and downs, EH remembers, Walberswick, Suffolk, Wells, Somerset, TSE on visiting, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, EH and TSE visit, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset, delightful name, Wiltshire, highly civilised, TSE at home in, Winchelsea, East Sussex, visited, Winchester, TSE on, Wisbech, Lincolnshire, TSE on visiting, Worcestershire, TSE feels at home in, Yeovil, Somerset, visited en route to East Coker, York, TSE's glimpse of, Yorkshire,
Garrod, Heathcote William ('H. W.'),

8.H. W. GarrodGarrod, Heathcote William ('H. W.') (1878–1960), classical scholar and literary critic; Tutor and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford; Oxford Professor of Poetry, 1923–8. His writings include Wordsworth: Lectures and Essays (1923), The Profession of Poetry (1929), Keats: A Critical Appreciation (1926), the Oxford Book of Latin Verse (1912), Keats (Oxford English Texts, 1939, 1958). His Norton Lectures were published as Poetry and the Criticism of Life (1931).

George, Robert Esmonde Gordon ('Robert Sencourt'), in thumbnail, staying with the Eliots, records TSE's argument with Koteliansky, recites chapter from new book, creates harmony between the Eliots, offers to lend TSE fur coat, relays gossip about VHE, stirs up situation, extends invitation to Cairo, and Stead visit Campden, forces himself on TSE, TSE's mixed feelings toward, The Life of Newman,

3.RobertGeorge, Robert Esmonde Gordon ('Robert Sencourt') Esmonde Gordon George – Robert Sencourt (1890–1969) – critic, historian, biographer: see Biographical Register.

Gore, Charles, Bishop of Oxford, death depresses TSE, remembered arguing with Lytton Strachey, at Garsington, his life too straight for biography,

2.CharlesGore, Charles, Bishop of Oxford Gore (1853–1932), influential Anglican theologian; founder and first Superior of the Community of the Resurrection; Bishop of Oxford, 1911–19.

Grovesnor, Hugh Richard Arthur, 2nd Duke of Westminster, the disreputable sort of duke,
Henley, W. E., recalled by J. M. Barrie,

9.W. E. HenleyHenley, W. E. (1849–1903), poet, critic and editor. Charles Whibley, who was a close friend, worked as his assistant editor on the Scots Observer, later the National Observer.

Hodgson, Ralph, debates religion with TSE, seeks introduction to TSE, talks dogs with TSE, TSE takes to, an afternoon's conversation with, further discussion of dogs, at Monro's funeral, his Bull Terrier in disgrace, elegised on departure, exchanges walking-sticks with TSE, reveals intention to propose to Miss Bollinger, bears Cats away to Wisconsin, 'The Song of Honour',
see also Hodgsons, the

4.RalphHodgson, Ralph Hodgson (1871–1962), Yorkshire-born poet; fond friend of TSE: see Biographical Register.

Hutchinson, Mary, her friendship compared to OM's, quondam admirer of TSE, enlisted to prevail on VHE, talks theatre and VHE, accompanies TSE to Dance of Death, at TSE's Ritz theatre tea-party, offers EH lunch before rehearsal, takes TSE to see Francis Birrell, issues Irish introductions to TSE, grumbles at Sadler's Wells meeting, on Eyeless in Gaza, accompanies TSE to Olivier's Hamlet, to I Have Been Here Before, to Mourning Becomes Electra, to Three Sisters, her company, accompanies TSE to Duchess of Malfi,

3.MaryHutchinson, Mary Hutchinson (1889–1977), literary hostess and author: see Biographical Register.

James, Henry, TSE on, TSE's personal James canon, on Charles Eliot Norton, too wealthy to understand England, subject of TSE's lectures, EH working way through, invoked as labyrinthine, appears in Mary Anderson's memoirs, parodied, The Aspern Papers, praised, taught in English 26, and 'Burbank with a Baedeker', The Sense of the Past, The Turn of the Screw, reminds TSE of Prichard, taught in English 26, Washington Square,
Maclagan, Eric, contrasts Chicago and Boston society, preferred to his Charles Eliot Norton successor, at The Literary Society,
see also Maclagans, the

3.EricMaclagan, Eric Maclagan (1879–1951), Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1924–45, had been Charles Eliot Norton Lecturer at Harvard, 1927–8. Distinguished as scholar and lecturer, and an expert on early Christian and Italian Renaissance art, his works include Catalogue of Italian Sculpture (with Margaret Longhurst, 1932) and The Bayeux Tapestry (1943), translations from poets including Rimbaud and Valéry, and editions of the works of William Blake. His offices included Vice-President of the Society of Antiquaries, 1932–6; President of the Museums Association, 1935–6. A devout Anglo-Catholic, he served too on the Cathedrals Advisory Council and the Central Council for the Care of Churches, and as a member of the Church Assembly. Knighted in 1933, he was appointed KCVO in 1945. In 1913 he married Helen Elizabeth Lascelles.

Maclagan, Helen Elizabeth (née Lascelles), 'a swell',
see also Maclagans, the

6.EricMaclagan, Helen Elizabeth (née Lascelles) Maclagan married in 1913 Helen Elizabeth, daughter of Commander the Hon. Frederick Lascelles, second son of the 4th Earl of Harewood.

Maclagan, William Dalrymple, Archbishop of York,

7.Maclagan’sMaclagan, William Dalrymple, Archbishop of York father was William Dalrymple Maclagan (1826–1910), Archbishop of York, 1891–1908.

Mansfield, Katherine, as recalled by TSE, remembered at Garsington,
Moncrieff, George Scott, to supper with the Eliots,

12.GeorgeMoncrieff, George Scott Scott Moncrieff (1910–74) – ‘Scomo’ – journalist, author, playwright, novelist: see Biographical Register.

Montagu, William Angus Drogo, 9th Duke of Manchester, the disreputable sort of duke,
Morrell, Harriette Anne (née Wynter),
Morrell, Julian,

4.JulianMorrell, Julian Morrell (1906–89) married Victor Goodman, 1928–46; she subsequently married Igor Vinogradoff (1901–87), son of Sir Paul Vinogradoff (1854–1925), Professor of Roman Law at Oxford.

Morrell, Lady Ottoline, on Dr Roger Vittoz, chez Eliot to meet Nora Joyce, on tea with the Eliots, first impression of Joyce, on TSE as 'modern', on the Eliots and the Hinkleys, the Eliots to tea with, which she records, invited to dinner chez Eliot, which she describes, religion debated at tea given by, where Ralph Hodgson meets TSE, on the Eliots' old-fashioned party, described, by request, for EH, met TSE through Bertrand Russell, invites the Eliots to meet Walter de la Mare, gives tea-party for Yeats, at which the Eliots are described, dines chez Eliot, at the Eliots' tea party, lightning rod for VHE's misinformation, stirred up by Gordon George, attacks After Strange Gods, on the gralloching of After Strange Gods, on TSE as friend, gives TSE vintage jewellery tips, invites EH and TSE to tea, on EH, discusses Yeats with TSE, at Sweeney Agonistes, gives tea-party attended by EH, requests tête-à-tête with TSE, and the Group Theatre, to visit Viceroy of India, departs for India, pushiness in medical matters, dressing Indian on her return, intimidates GCF, EH invited to tea with, petitioned on Barker's behalf, issues TSE with Irish introductions, debriefed on Ireland, gives TSE customary diary, complains of Yeats over tea, between convalescence and Italy, and Dr Karl Martin, dies, TSE her final guest,
see also Morrells, the

4.LadyMorrell, Lady Ottoline Ottoline Morrell (1873–1938), hostess and patron: see Biographical Register.

Morrell, Philip, described, at Friends of Sadler's Wells, ill, dies, sparsely attended requiem for,
see also Morrells, the

2.PhilipMorrell, Philip Morrell (1870–1943), a scion of the Morrell’s Brewing Company, was a Liberal MP, 1906–18.

Morrells, the, their marriage,
Mosley, Sir Oswald ('Tom'), disappointingly shallow, TSE repudiates connection with, blunders by association with Harold Nicholson, Jim Barnes calls TSE to discuss, his Albert Hall rally,

3.SirMosley, Sir Oswald ('Tom') Oswald Mosley, 6th Bt (1896–1980), founder in 1932 of the British Union of Fascists.

Russell, Bertrand, his malign influence, first impressions of TSE, impressions of VHE, introduced TSE to OM, once introduced TSE to A. N. Whitehead, and TSE's conversion, his decline traced, barred from teaching philosophy, barred by American judge,
Spencer-Churchill, Charles Richard, 9th Duke of Marlborough, disreputable sort of duke,
Stephens, James, prattling on at OM's, tiresome compared to Ralph Hodgson, VHE invites to tea, gives tea-party, compared to TSE,

7.JamesStephens, James Stephens (?1882–1950), Irish novelist and poet; close friend of OM.

Strachey, Lytton, kissed TSE, his death, once argued with Bishop Gore about General Gordon, memorialised, met TSE at Garsington, once warned TSE against OM, and Dr Karl Martin, TSE fears having denounced,
see also Stracheys, the

3.LyttonStrachey, Lytton Strachey (1880–1932), writer and critic; a central figure in the Bloomsbury Group. Works include Eminent Victorians (1918) and Queen Victoria (1921). See Michael Holroyd, Lytton Strachey: A Biography (1971); The Letters of Lytton Strachey, ed. Paul Levy (1972).

Thorps, the, EH brings to TSE's notice, to tea chez Eliot, take flat in Lincoln's Inn, attend TSE's Poetry Bookshop reading, VHE invites to party, host the Eliots to tea, grow on TSE, host the Eliots for claret, cheesecake and Ombre, invite VHE to supper, compared to the Noyeses, take offence where none intended, called on in Princeton, appear in Campden, worth discussing American politics with, TSE imagines living with, TSE against leaving letters to, likeness to the Webbs, EH on, differentiated, take in worthy Chaplin exhibition, unrelaxing hosts, advise EH over terms of Princeton bequest, and EH's 'recording', pushing EH to write autobiography,
Whibley, Charles, as friend, memorialised by TSE, his marriages, introduced TSE to GCF, disliked Lady Colefax, recalled by J. M. Barrie, introduced TSE to Pickthorn, stayed in Cognac chez Hennessey, as older male friend, his portrait remains on TSE's office wall,

7.CharlesWhibley, Charles Whibley (1859–1930), journalist and author: see Biographical Register.

Woolf, Virginia, the only woman TSE sees alone, characteristic letter from, her snobbery, TSE's most trusted female friend, TSE underrates, on the Eliots' Rodmell visit, as estate agent, her letters, as novelist, apparently drained by Lady Colefax, and Lytton Strachey's death, compared qua friend to OM, recounts TSE's practical jokes, her feminism, her anecdote of Bostonian snobbery, on 9 Grenville Place, TSE treasures but never reads, on TSE visiting Rodmell, EH taken to tea with, described by EH, on meeting EH, on Murder in the Cathedral, after 'long illness', represents TSE at OM's funeral, records TSE on Family Reunion, on TSE's wartime Sussex stay, on wartime dinner with TSE, her death, TSE strikes as conceited, TSE's scheduled final visit to, two journals vie for TSE's tribute to, TSE's tribute to, esteemed by Walpole, her absence at Rodmell, air-stewardess asks TSE about, A Room of One's Own, Jacob's Room, The Waves,

1.VirginiaWoolf, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), novelist, essayist and critic: see Biographical Register.