[No surviving envelope]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
9 October 1953
Dearest Emily,

This is the continuation of my Air Letter of the same date, and if, as they should, they arrive simultaneously, I shall expect you to read the other one first. Mytravels, trips and plansTSE's 1953–4 trip to South Africa;i4itinerary;a1 other piece of news is that IFabers, theon 1953–4 South Africa trip;i8 shall be taking two months holiday from December 31st, when I sail, in the company of Geoffrey and Enid Faber, from London, on the Union-Castle Liner ‘Rhodesia Castle’ for Durban. The itinerary is as follows:

——Las Palmas Jan 5

——Ascension Jan 10

——St. Helena Jan. 12

——Cape Town Jan. 17

——Port Elizabeth Jan. 19

——East London Jan. 21

——DURBAN Jan. 22. Stay in Natal until Feb. 1: Leave by motor coach for Cape Town, stopping at Plattenberg Bay for a week – a sort of quiet summer resort with bathing –

——Cape Town Feb. 12. IMirrlees, Hopein Stellenbosch;d5 shall stay with them for most of the time, at Queen’s Hotel, Seapoint, but shall also visit Hope Mirrlees in Stellenbosch.

After that, the Fabers leave for Johannesburg, Pretoria, Salisbury (tour of S. Rhodesia) andRichards, Audrey;a1 then to Uganda to visit Mrs. F.’s sister who is a professor at a University for natives in that territory on the Equator,1 and also to visit an Astronomical Observatory for which All Souls’ College seems to be responsible. They will fly from Entebbe to London. But as for me, I shall stay in Cape Town until Feb. 25th, when I return to England by the ‘Pretoria Castle’. Arriving towards the end of the first week in March. I am following the advice of my doctor, who wants me to get out of England during January and February, to a warm climate so as to avoid bronchitis and pneumonia, but who agrees with me that the expedition to the tropics of darkest Africa, and the subsequent projection by Comet to England, would not be a good thing.

But, as I shall be able to avoid air travel, I shall take a small typewriter, and so shall be able to write letters.

My main object, is not to visit foreign parts, but to get away (1) from the London winter (2) from the people in London who plague me, and (3) to get a long sea voyage. And I am refusing to make any engagements in London until after my return: for May and June are the months in which one is most called upon to attend ceremonies at which it is necessary to make speeches.

So much for my own present and future, until the spring. IPerkins, Edith (EH's aunt);m5 propose to write, if possible over this weekend, to Aunt Edith: IEliot, William Greenleaf, Jr. (TSE's cousin)delights TSE in London;a3 haveEliot, Ruth Kayser (TSE's cousin);a1 the subject matter of a visit from my Cousin Will Eliot of Portland (whoWilbur, Earl Morse;a2 knewPerkins, Dr John Carroll (EH's uncle);j5 and loved, as did Earl Wilbur, your Uncle John) and his daughter, Ruth.2 I had seen Cousin Will (who is 85!) in St. Louis, and then he turned up in London! and I must say that I find him a perfect pet. He is really the finest of that Portland family, and I am quite happy that he should be the Head of the Family.3 WeMorison, Catharine;a1 had them to tea here – together with a strange girl, theMorison, Samuel Eliot;a4 daughter of Sam Eliot Morison, who is for some reason living at present in Chelsea4 – andGarrick Club, London;a7 I had them to lunch at the Garrick, where we all drank tomato juice and Malvern water, and Will admired the pictures. I was relieved to know that the Suit Case reached you in Sussex, and hope that it was according to specification and the lettering right. I like to think of you, when you do travel, using that case. But I do long for news of you! And now, that the first arduous weeks of term are over (indeed the Thanksgiving and even the Christmas holidays are drawing near) can’t you find time to write and talk to me about your life on returning? ItConfidential Clerk, The1953 Edinburgh production;b2dress rehearsal;a7 was such a brief glimpse I had: but that extraordinary dress rehearsal, only the later part of which we saw, andShereks, the;a2Sherek, HenryShereks, the the dinner with Henry and Pamela Sherek, was a strange phantasmagory! Yet there was something propitious about that odd meeting.

With much love

1.AudreyRichards, Audrey Richards (1899–1984): social anthropologist and author, who had taught and undertaken research at the London School of Economics, at the University of Witwatersrand, and at the University of London, was the first Director of the East African Institute of Social Research at Makerere College, Kampala, Uganda, 1950–6. She was later to hold the post of Smuts Reader in Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 1961–7. Appointed CBE in 1955, she was elected FBA in 1967. See further Adam Kuper, ‘Audrey Richards 1899–1984’, in Cambridge Women: Twelve Portraits, ed. Edward Shils and Carmen Blacker (1996), 221–44.

2.Will Eliot (1866–1956), of Portland, Oregon, andEliot, Ruth Kayser (TSE's cousin) his daughter Ruth Kayser Eliot (1899–1994).

3.TSEEliot, William Greenleaf, Jr. (TSE's cousin)delights TSE in London;a3 to Edith Perkins, 8 Nov. 1953: ‘It was very pleasant, and a surprise, to have Will Eliot and his daughter Ruth in London for some time in October. Will’s energy is amazing; they had been touring the highlands and elsewhere by motor bus, and were off for a visit to Devon before returning. Until we met in St. Louis in June, it was many years since I had seen Will: I took an immense liking to him, and found him a cousin to be proud of – modesty, dignity, and great mental alertness. And in St. Louis he almost seemed younger than his younger brothers.’

4.MostMorison, Catharine probably Catharine Morison (b. 1925), later Mrs Julian Cooper, who lived in Islington, London. Or possibly a slightly older daughter, Emily Morison Beck (1915–2004), who was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford, and who worked as an editor for Harper & Brothers, Knopf and the Atlantic Monthly Press, before joining in 1952 the editorial staff of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations – she edited the 13th, 14th and 15th editions – until 1975.

Confidential Clerk, The, first sketches towards, intended for 1952 Edinburgh Festival, being written, draft complete, which TSE rewrites, now intended for 1953 Edinburgh Festival, and Sherek's lordly conduct, EVE typing up, TSE finalising, 1953 Edinburgh production, negotiations over, casting for, may prompt further revision, stage-sets for, EH's ticket arranged for, dress rehearsal, 1953 Lyric Theatre production, first night, full house, soon to come off, 1954 American production, Sherek to negotiate, schedule for, EH encouraged to report on, reception, 1954 Paris International Theatre Festival production, reception, 1954 Ruhrfestspiele production, reception, 1954 post-Paris English touring production, Muriel Spark on, EH requests signed copy of,
Eliot, Ruth Kayser (TSE's cousin),

2.Will Eliot (1866–1956), of Portland, Oregon, andEliot, Ruth Kayser (TSE's cousin) his daughter Ruth Kayser Eliot (1899–1994).

Eliot, William Greenleaf, Jr. (TSE's cousin), and TSE's great-grandfather's seal ring, delights TSE in London, dies, elegised, funeral tribute to,

3.WilliamEliot, William Greenleaf, Jr. (TSE's cousin) Greenleaf Eliot, Jr. (1866–1956), who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, served for twenty-eight years as Minister of the Church of Our Father (Unitarian), in Portland, Oregon, 1906–34.

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,
Garrick Club, London, described for EH, Literary Society dine at, supper with Robert Lowell at, hosts supper honouring Sybil Thorndike,
Mirrlees, Hope, sketched for EH, at the Eliots' tea-party, part of Bloomsbury society, VHE complains about TSE to, dinner in company with, and mother taken sightseeing, ordeal of a walk with, dinner and chess with, and her dachshund, exhausting but pitiable, her mother preferable, her religion, to Mappie as Eleanor Hinkley to Aunt Susie, irritates like Eleanor, indifferent to enlarging her acquaintance, at Shamley, researching in Worthing Public Library, bathing daily at Lee, and TSE judge fancy-dress parade, during TSE's final Shamley Christmas, suffers 'collapse', in Stellenbosch, visits London, go-between in TSE's second marriage,
see also Mirrleeses, the

2.HopeMirrlees, Hope Mirrlees (1887–1978), British poet, novelist, translator and biographer, was to become a close friend of TSE: see Biographical Register.

Morison, Catharine,

4.MostMorison, Catharine probably Catharine Morison (b. 1925), later Mrs Julian Cooper, who lived in Islington, London. Or possibly a slightly older daughter, Emily Morison Beck (1915–2004), who was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford, and who worked as an editor for Harper & Brothers, Knopf and the Atlantic Monthly Press, before joining in 1952 the editorial staff of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations – she edited the 13th, 14th and 15th editions – until 1975.

Morison, Samuel Eliot, ropes TSE into speech, at St. Botolph poets' dinner,

2.SamuelMorison, Samuel Eliot Eliot Morison (1887–1976), American historian and a cousin of TSE, was for thirty years from 1925 Professor of History at Harvard. In 1922 he became the first Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford. His works include The Maritime History of Massachusetts (1921), the history of Harvard University (5 vols, 1930–6), History of United States Naval Operations (15 vols), the Oxford History of the American People (1965), and The European Discovery of America (1972). A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the American Philosophical Association, he served too as President of the American Historical Association; and his awards included the Bancroft Prize (twice), the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award of the Navy League, the Gold Medal for History, National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. See also ‘The Dry Salvages and the Thacher Shipwreck’, American Neptune 25: 4 (1965), 233–47.

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
Richards, Audrey,

1.AudreyRichards, Audrey Richards (1899–1984): social anthropologist and author, who had taught and undertaken research at the London School of Economics, at the University of Witwatersrand, and at the University of London, was the first Director of the East African Institute of Social Research at Makerere College, Kampala, Uganda, 1950–6. She was later to hold the post of Smuts Reader in Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 1961–7. Appointed CBE in 1955, she was elected FBA in 1967. See further Adam Kuper, ‘Audrey Richards 1899–1984’, in Cambridge Women: Twelve Portraits, ed. Edward Shils and Carmen Blacker (1996), 221–44.

Shereks, the, at premiere for Confidential Clerk,
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Wilbur, Earl Morse,
see also Wilburs, the

1.EarlWilbur, Earl Morse Morse Wilbur (1866–1956), Unitarian minister, educator and historian, studied at the University of Vermont and at Harvard Divinity School, and succeeded TSE’s cousin Thomas Lamb Eliot as minister of the Portland Oregon Unitarian Church in 1893. In 1898 he married Eliot’s daughter, Dorothea Dix Eliot (1871–1957); they had two children. He was Dean, President, 1911–31, and Professor of Homiletics and Practical Theology, 1931–4, of the Pacific Unitarian School for Ministry, in Berkeley, Caifornia. A dedicated scholar, he studied languages including Latin, Hungarian and Polish, and did research in countries including Poland, Italy, Spain, France and England, as well as in American archives. His crowning achievement was the publication of his two volumes: A History of Unitarianism: Socinianism and Its Antecedents (1945), and A History of Unitarianism in Transylvania, England, and America to 1900 (1952). In 1953, the American Unitarian Association awarded him the Annual Unitarian Award in Recognition of Distinguished Service to the Cause of Liberal Religion.