[Grace Toll Hall, Scripps College, Claremont]

T. S.Eliot
B-11 Eliot House
2 November 1932
My dearest Lady,

I have seldom been more happily elated than upon finding your letter of the 30th in my box on going out this rainy afternoon to buy a teapot (a big brown one) and some Orange Pekoe to make tea for the young men this afternoon.1 IHale, Emilycorrespondence with TSE;w3EH refuses more than one;d8 had been very worried about you, and am much relieved. Well my dear I perceive you are very Firm with me, and I must reconcile myself to the unlikelihood of my ever having more than one letter a week; my only satisfaction is that you have no means of Preventing me from writing as often as I choose, even daily; and even if you say I shall read only every third letter the others will be destroyed, that will have no effect upon me at all. So here is one.

FirstHale, Emilybirthdays, presents and love-tokens;w2flowers for EH's birthday arrive too soon;a5 of all, I know perfectly well what your birthday is; I only telegraphed the flowers a day sooner to be on the safe side, and not to make you out to be older than you are. I wish it might have been more of a birthday for you. And who gave you a chaise longue? I should like to see your rooms and think of something to contribute towards your furnishing.

IHale, Emily Jose Milliken (EH's mother)and suffering more generally;b3 hope the news of your mother is reassuring. I feel as if the only attitude possible towards sufferers like her in both mind and body is one of resignation, neither hoping for continuance nor praying for release – but it is difficult not to adopt the latter. Incomprehensible as it is, I think that we find any instance of suffering to be involved with all suffering; I mean that if any particular kinds of injustice, if you call it that, in suffering, were removed from life, the whole of pain (at least of pain beyond people’s apparent ill deserts) would have to be removed too; and such a world as that would be just as incomprehensible as the present one, and certainly on the whole no better. And we all suffer for each other – I mean in consequence of each other’s faults, and of those people long dead or far away; and so largely in proportion to our sensibility rather than in proportion to our sins.

IClair, RenéÀ Nous la liberté;a1 think that since I wrote last (except for uninformative missives) IEliot, Marion Cushing (TSE's sister)to the cinema with TSE;a9 have been to the film A Nous la Liberté2 with my sister Marion, which I enjoyed very much, and to dinner at Barbara’sHinkley, Barbara (TSE's first cousin);a7. They seem very charming people, of a kind for which perhaps there seems little place or need in the modern world – so surrounded by comfort and security, so safe. LittleWolcott, Edith Prescotta grandmotherly masterpiece;a1 old Mrs. Wolcott is a small masterpiece, a tiny silvery woman with a stick, the perfect grandmother, very distinguished – in comparison with her Roger strikes one as just slightly common. RogerWolcott, Rogerlikened to Sydney Waterlow;a1 is somewhat a diplomatic-corps type, remindingWaterlow, SydneyRoger Wolcott reminscent of;a1 me very much of my old friend Sydney Waterlow, who is now H. M. Minister to Bulgaria;3 the pomposity as it is called, is an inoffensive enough manner. Roger is not quite so big and tall as Sydney and has not nearly such long moustaches, but still is something of the Eton-guardsman-diplomatic attaché. FrancisWelch, Francis HinkleyTSE damns with faint praise;a1 seems a serious, hardworking, mediocre young man. I did not see the little girl.

OnSheffield, Ada Eliot (TSE's sister)speaks frankly with TSE about his domestic affairs;b4 Saturday I had a full talk with Ada about my domestic affairs; I think it was a relief to her to have me speak frankly about them. She thought that the disappearance of Lucy from Clarence Gate and the restoration of Mrs. Nelson was a good thing, as it might possibly lead to some permanent arrangement which would release me.

OnSpencer, Theodore;a4 SundayPickmans, thehost TSE at country estate;a2 SpencerAmericaBedford, Massachusetts;c9its Stearns connections;a2 drove me out to the Pickmans’ in Bedford for lunch – charming people with a lovely old house said to have been built by a Stearns, land reaching down to the Concord River which was in flood, beautiful country. OnGreenslet, Ferris;a2 Monday lunched with Ferris Greenslet at the St. Botolph – pleasant publisher, moderate polish, anecdotes of Chas. Norton etc. InWellesley College;a3 the evening went out to Wellesley (howAmericaits horrors;c2overheated trains;a4 the trains here are overheated) toTinker, Chauncey Brewster;a1 dine again with some of the faculty and meet Professor Chauncey Brewster Tinker4 – amiable professor, one eye, about 45, says he met me at a lunch at the Grove in S. Kensington when we used to lunch there every Thursday; on Tuesday interviewed by a reporter from the Globe – young Jew moderately intelligent and well-mannered – afterwardsNock, Arthur;a2 toRobinson, Fred;a2 tea with Professor Nock (authority upon early Christian Greek history) in his rooms here, whereSchumpeter, Josephmeets TSE at Professor Nock's;a1 were Fred Robinson, Professor Schumpeter of Bonn (great economist I believe),5 a Miss Forbes, Mr. Forbes, Mrs. Aldrich, Miss Sperry, andSheffield, Ada Eliot (TSE's sister);b5 to dinner at Ada’s afterwards. TonightMerriman, Roger Bigelowarranges underwhelming Republican dinner;a4 a dinner by Merriman to some Republican politicians; thereCastle, William R., Jr.relieves a dull dinner;a1 wasFox Club, Harvard University;a1 Bill Castle, whom I used to know at the Fox, a very agreeable fellow;6 the others were dull dogs and I got no word with them. A ‘rally’ afterwards – a fiasco – so few students turned up that we moved from the Hall into the Common Room – the local Representative made a very poor speech – spoke humorously of his Harvard days etc. ISpencer, Theodoretalks poetry till late;a5 leftMatthiessen, Francis Otto ('F. O.')late-night poetry discussion with;a1 and spent the rest of the evening up to now with Spencer and Mathiessen7 discussing poetry; I should really have come straight home, written this letter, and gone to bed.

TomorrowEliot, Marion Cushing (TSE's sister)Symphony concerts with TSE;a8 the Symphony with Marion; FridayCharles Eliot Norton Lectures (afterwards The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism)'The Relation of Criticism and Poetry' (afterwards 'Introduction');b6;a5 my lecture; I will write again directly after it. Meanwhile my dear I hope you are reposing yourself as much as you can. IScripps College, Claremont;c5 fear that the life you lead at Scripps may be too much for your strength.

à toi, mon Emilie, de tout mon Coeur,

1.See ‘TeaNew Yorkerreports on TSE's tea-party;a1n: MrEliot HouseTSE's tea-parties in;b3n T. S. Eliot, this year’s occupant of the Norton poetry chair at Harvard’, New Yorker, 7 Jan. 1933, 11: ‘Mr T. S. Eliot, this year’s occupant of the Norton poetry chair at Harvard, has been carrying a notice in the Crimson that he is at home to members of the university on Wednesday afternoons at five. One recent Wednesday he was surprised by the arrival of fifteen freshmen en masse, obviously curious to see what a poet looked like. After he had got them all seated, he was at a loss how to open the conversation. He opened rather weakly by apologizing for not having tea. One eager freshman took this cue and started gaily off on the general subject of tea. At the end of five minutes, he was describing how the leaves are pulled back on the stalk; at the end of ten, how they are dried. He then took up rather thoroughly the blending and breeding of various brands, explaining how some of them got their names.

‘At the end of about twenty minutes, everybody was nervous and jumpy, including Mr Eliot, who took to snapping the joints of his fingers. Some of those behind the speaker were making faces and signs. Eventually the self-expressing youngster had to pause to swallow. A determined voice came out of the shadows in the back of the room. “MrMansfield, Katherine;a3n. Eliot, apropos of tea, do you not consider Katherine Mansfield the most sensuous of modern writers?” The room sighed in relief, and the conversation swung into proper intellectual channels, everybody grateful to the keen-witted young man who remembered that Katherine Mansfield had once written a story called “A Cup of Tea”.’

HenryEliot, Henry Ware, Jr. (TSE's brother)disputes New Yorker profile of TSE;a9n Eliot forthwith protested that his brother never cracked his knuckles: ‘Error: Another experience of Mr Eliot, the poet, with the young at Harvard …’, New Yorker, 21 Jan. 1933.

TheDerrickson, Howarddescribes TSE's tea-party in the New Yorker;a1n teller of the teatime tale-out-of-school was a Harvard sophomore named Howard Derrickson (later art critic for the St Louis Post-Dispatch, and editorialist and educator), who later published this explanation: ‘This story stemmed from a Wednesday afternoon tea in Eliot’s study in December 1932. Only sophomores were invited; I was among 12 attending. First in line as Eliot sat ready to pour, however, stood a party-crashing freshman, unknown to the rest of us. Asked how he’d have his tea, the stranger spewed a torrent of irrelevant data on the growing and drying of tea. When he paused for breath, sophomore C. L. Barber (in his maturity an Eliot scholar) posed an apt literary query: “Apropos of tea, Mr Eliot, don’t you regard Katherine Mansfield as a most sensuous writer?” The host beamed and agreed as most of us sighed in relief. Perhaps only Barber and Eliot knew Mansfield as the author of the story “A Cup of Tea”. But from then on the chat was properly literary.

‘Barber filled me in later, and an obliging Harvard Crimson candidate typed my New Yorker copy. To sharpen focus on TSE, the friend inserted an imaginative touch: that as the freshman droned on about tea, TSE grew nervous and took to snapping the joints of his fingers.

‘WithinNew Yorkerissues correction over knuckle-cracking;a2n the magazine office, other embarrassing changes crept into my story, which I nonetheless showed to Ted Spencer in print. Shortly thereafter Ted displayed to me what I recall as a two-column New Yorker headline: “DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION AND AMPLIFICATION: Kin Defends Bard’s Knuckles.” The magazine had run a full letter from the poet’s elder brother. Henry Ware Eliot protested that, under far more trying circumstances than any tea party, “Tom has never cracked his knuckles.”’ (Reminiscences: With TSE at Harvard in ’32, T. S. Eliot Society News & Notes, no. 3 (Fall 1987), 3.)

Another anonymous report of TSE attempting sociability in his rooms was to appear as ‘Side Show’, Boston Herald, 5 Mar. 1933, 8: ‘Every Wednesday afternoon the greatest living poet has open tea out at Harvard. His name is T. S. Eliot. He was born in St Louis and lives in London. That he is the greatest poet now living in the world one must take on faith on the assurance of some hundreds of undergraduates who pack Harvard’s largest lecture hall to hear him talk, and on the profound searchings of numerous learned critics.

‘When the daylight comes slanting down on the ice chunks floating in the Charles, tea is ready in Eliot House, one of the units which the Harkness millions built. T. S. Eliot is one of the Boston Eliots, a second cousin, once removed, of President Eliot and Charles Eliot Norton. He is lecturing on the Charles Eliot Norton fellowship. His rooms are in Eliot House, on the ground floor, looking out toward the river.

‘He sits in a stiff wooden armchair beside the never used fireplace, back to the declining light, which falls through the many panes of huge window, narrow curtained at the ends and valanced with a light, inoffensive, yellow-white material. The door opens almost into his arms. When visitors enter he rises heavily to his considerable height, and shakes hands like the village pump. Everyone calls him “Sir.” Sir is the most frequently heard word, as in boarding schools of the Groton–St. Marks–St Paul’s type.

‘The study is not large, while wainscoted, and with a ceiling too high for its proportions, like most of the house plan rooms. Coats are left in a side room. Intellectual undergraduates crowd the place, sitting on the sofa and in straight chairs around the walls. They are a special type, ranging from fat and tall to small with weak mustaches. But they are all intellectual.

‘The host puts cups on the floor and pours tea into them clumsily. He remarks that the tea is a new kind, so he cannot tell the strength from the color. The guests take the cups gingerly, and hold them up and away from them. They have not come for tea. Moreover, they are not particularly used to it. There are generous plates of sandwiches, but Eliot is their principal eater. Nobody touches the cakes.

‘There is silence, and the sipping of tea. Every one settles back in expectation. Victor Hugo used to bask in this sort of atmosphere, only in a much larger room. Once, after a long pause, he remarked briefly, “I believe in God.” Again there was silence, and at last the voice of a woman rose like a sigh. “Oh wonderful! A god who believes in God.”

‘ByHuxley, Aldousdismissed as novelist;a6n this time the quiet is broken by the faintly nasal voice of an intellectual undergraduate. “What do you think,” he begins, and follows up with the inevitable “Sir.” The subject becomes Aldous Huxley. The trouble with Aldous Huxley is that he is a journalist trying to write novels. As T. S. Eliot puts it, “the emotional picture is blurred by irrelevant narrative.”

‘The conversation is limited to purely literary subjects. The host may digress, if he likes, to tell how some idiots once routed him from his London bed to explain a passage in his poems. The wires had to be repaired the next day. But the guests stick sternly to Art.

‘At times the conversation is so literary that it hurts. A look of brief pain and long bewilderment fogs the poetic face, during the discussion of Poe’s “Raven.” A youthful specialist in Poe has caught at his favorite subject and will not let it go. There follows a brief monologue on the symbolic significance of the Raven, brief because the others have come to hear the poet talk, and somewhat themselves.

‘When Eliot does talk, it is in rather a low, monotonous but resonant voice. Sometimes he talks into his handkerchief, which he half extracts from his left sleeve. When he pronounces figure, he says “figger,” as in English. His accent is an obvious pose.’

2.À Nous la liberté (1931): French film dir. René Clair.

3.SydneyWaterlow, Sydney Waterlow, KCMG (1878–1944) joined the diplomatic service in 1900 and served as attaché and third secretary in Washington. TSE met him in 1915, when Waterlow invited him to review for the International Journal of Ethics (Waterlow was a member of the editorial committee). In 1919 Waterlow served at the Paris Peace Conference (helping to negotiate the Treaty of Versailles), and in 1920 he was re-appointed to the Foreign Office, later serving as Minister to Bangkok, 1926–8; Sofia, 1929–33; Athens, 1933–9. See further Sarah M. Head, Before Leonard: The Early Suitors of Virginia Woolf (2006).

4.ChaunceyTinker, Chauncey Brewster Brewster Tinker (1876–1963), Sterling Professor of English Literature, Yale University. 1923–45.

5.JosephSchumpeter, Joseph Schumpeter (1883–1950), influential Austrian-born political economist; Finance Minister of German-Austria, 1919. Professor of Economics, Harvard University.

6.WilliamCastle, William R., Jr. R. Castle, Jr. (1878–1963), teacher and distinguished diplomat, joined the U.S. State Department in 1919; Ambassador to Japan in 1930; subsequently Under Secretary of State. At Harvard he had been an Instructor in English, 1904–13; co-founder of the Fox Club. See Diplomatic Realism: William R. Castle Jr. and American Foreign Policy, 1919–1953, ed, Alfred L. Castle and Michael E. MacMillan (University of Hawaii Press, 1998).

7.F. O. MatthiessenMatthiessen, Francis Otto ('F. O.') (1902–50) taught for 21 years in the English Department at Harvard, where he specialised in American literature and Shakespeare, becoming Professor of History and Literature in 1942. The first Senior Tutor at Eliot House, he was a Resident Tutor, 1933–9. Works include The Achievement of T. S. Eliot (1935) and American Renaissance (1941).

Matthiessen’s first chat with TSE took place on 24 Oct. 1932: he recorded on 3 Nov., ‘Ted [Spencer] and I had our first real talk with Eliot last night, and got him going on his poetry. A very interesting experience.’ James F. Loucks (‘The Exile’s Return: Fragment of a T. S. Eliot Chronology’, ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews 9: 2 (1996), 18–19) notes: ‘On November 14 Matthiessen invited TSE to tea, heard the poet praise Joyce, and concluded that he was both warm and kindly (Hyde 223).’

TSEMatthiessen, Francis Otto ('F. O.')The Achievement of T. S. Eliot;b1 to Charles Williams, 22 July 1944: ‘Matthiessen’s book [The Achievement of T. S. Eliot] was, I think, a very good book of its date (1933 [sic]): and he had the inestimable advantage, while working on it, of having me in daily view, at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and sometimes for bootleg evenings, in Cambridge Mass. It is the work of a Professor of English Literature, and I was rather overawed by it; for he showed such an appalling consistency of philosophy and purpose, and such consistency between essays written at different times and under the spur of the need of money, that I felt I had been merely the trance medium for some intellectual giant of the spirit world. The notes are the most amusing part of the book.’

See further F. O. Matthiessen (1902–1950): A Collective Portrait, ed. Paul M. Sweezy and Leo Huberman (New York, 1950); F. O. Matthiessen: The Critical Achievement, ed. Giles B. Gunn (Washington University Press, 1975).

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,
Castle, William R., Jr., relieves a dull dinner, hosts TSE in Washington,
see also Castles, the

6.WilliamCastle, William R., Jr. R. Castle, Jr. (1878–1963), teacher and distinguished diplomat, joined the U.S. State Department in 1919; Ambassador to Japan in 1930; subsequently Under Secretary of State. At Harvard he had been an Instructor in English, 1904–13; co-founder of the Fox Club. See Diplomatic Realism: William R. Castle Jr. and American Foreign Policy, 1919–1953, ed, Alfred L. Castle and Michael E. MacMillan (University of Hawaii Press, 1998).

Charles Eliot Norton Lectures (afterwards The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism), weekend spent meditating, a task for Lent, contemplated, stimulated by Mirsky, preoccupying TSE, hard-going, outlined, TSE yet to begin, unsatisfactory, 'The Relation of Criticism and Poetry' (afterwards 'Introduction'), TSE preparing, and the Charles Norton references, hard-going, a week's toil over, TSE on giving the lecture, EH promised copy, 'Poetry and Criticism in the Time of Elizabeth' (afterwards 'Apology for the Countess of Pembroke'), so far promising, finished, TSE on giving the lecture, 'The Classical Tradition: Dryden on Johnson' (afterwards 'The Age of Dryden'), TSE on the lecture itself, 'The Theories of Coleridge and Wordsworth' (afterwards 'Wordsworth and Coleridge'), TSE immersed in, TSE wonders at audience for, finished, TSE's jokes lost on audience, 'The practice of Shelley and Keats' (afterwards 'Shelley and Keats'), TSE on giving the lecture, 'Arnold and the Academic Mind' (afterwards 'Matthew Arnold'), unprepared with less than two weeks, completed the morning of lecture, 'The Modern Mind', as yet unfinished, TSE on giving the lecture, 'Conclusion', TSE on giving the lecture, TSE's immediate reflections on, being revised for publication, improved by Sheff's criticisms, in proof, copy inscribed to EH, Maritain on, seem intemperate on further reflection,
Clair, René, À Nous la liberté, Le Million,
Derrickson, Howard, describes TSE's tea-party in the New Yorker,
Eliot, Henry Ware, Jr. (TSE's brother), hears TSE's Dryden broadcast, as potential confidant, sibling most attuned to TSE's needs, witness to the Eliots in 1926, surprises TSE in Boston, his aura of futility, disputes New Yorker profile of TSE, at Eliot family Thanksgiving, attends second Norton lecture, his business in Chicago, hosts TSE in New York, TSE reads his second detective story, his immaturity, accuses TSE of wrath, writes TSE long critical letter, the favourite of TSE's parents, sends New York Murder clippings, writes again about religion, insensitive to European affairs, Peabody Museum employ as research associate, gives TSE pyjamas for Christmas, sends TSE luggage for Christmas, hosts Murder's Boston cast, sends present to Morley children, cables TSE on 50th birthday, given draft of Family Reunion, gives TSE portfolio, champions Kauffer's photograph of TSE, explains operation on ears, sends list of securities, takes pleasure in shouldering Margaret, undergoes serious operation, recovering at home, as curator of Eliotana, as curator of Eliotana, war imperils final reunion with, and TSE's rumoured Vatican audience, corresponds with TSE monthly, offers Tom Faber wartime refuge, nervous about TSE during Blitz, as described by Frank Morley, recalls The Dry Salvages, has appendix out, cautioned as to health, frail, condition worries TSE, as correspondent, friend to J. J. Sweeney, tries TSE's patience, reports on Ada, describes Ada's funeral, beleaguered by Margaret, sent Picture Post F&F photos, likened to Grandfather Stearns, goitre operated on, his archaeological endeavours, back in hospital, imagined in exclusively female company, ill again, as brother, has pneumonia, terminal leukaemia, prospect of his death versus Ada's, anxieties induced by deafness, writes to TSE despite illness, death, memorial service for, on EH's presumption, Michael Roberts's symptoms reminiscent of, his Chicago acquaintance, friends with Robert Lowell's father, invoked against EH, on TSE's love for EH, buried in Garrett family lot, The Rumble Murders,

3.HenryEliot, Henry Ware, Jr. (TSE's brother) Ware Eliot (1879–1947), TSE’s older brother: see Biographical Register.

Eliot House, TSE offered suite in, possesses telephone, TSE offered more peaceful suite in, oppressively luxurious compared to Oxbridge, TSE moved to B-11, TSE takes up residence in, its library, conspicuous lack of teapots, TSE suffers company over breakfast, TSE's compeers at, TSE's tea-parties in, obscene limericks over dinner at, TSE reads poetry to, TSE's cello-playing neighbour, repository for Eliotana, its chaotic mealtimes, noisy,
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.

Fox Club, Harvard University,
Greenslet, Ferris, lays on poets' dinner,

1.FerrisGreenslet, Ferris Greenslet (1875–1959), author and literary advisor; director of Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. His books include James Russell Lowell: His Life and Work (1905); Under the Bridge: An Autobiography (1943); and The Lowells and Their Seven Worlds (1946).

Hale, Emily, visits the Eliots for tea, returns to Boston, likened to TSE's mother, TSE identifies with her 'reserve', encouraged to write for periodicals, visits West Rindge, summers in Seattle, presents herself as cossetted, blames herself for an unfulfilled life, returns to Boston, consulted over TSE's Norton Professorship, holidays in Castine, vacations in New Bedford, TSE fears accident befalling, travels to stay in Seattle, Frank Morley on Ada on, arrives in California, brought to tears by music, goes horse-riding, baited over how to boil an egg, TSE passes old school of, takes motoring holiday via San Francisco, summers in Seattle, TSE composes squib for, takes TSE's hand in dream, returned to California, TSE sends Harvard Vocarium record, holidays in West Rindge, returns to Boston before embarking for England, arrives in England, to travel to Paris, returns to London, feels inferior to 'brilliant society', invited to Sweeney Agonistes rehearsal, attends Richard II with TSE, attends Sweeney Agonistes, takes TSE to Gielgud's Hamlet, taken to see Stravinsky conducting, leaves for Italy, takes tea at OM's before leaving, mistaken for TSE's sister, returns to Florence, sails for the Riviera, returns from France, returns to Chipping Campden, to Guernsey with Jeanie McPherrin, taken to Henry IV on return, shares open taxi with TSE through Parks and Whitehall, and TSE attend The Gondoliers, visit to the Russian ballet, invited to Murder in Canterbury, and TSE attend 1066 And All That, taken to Tovaritch, and Morleys set for ballet, which she excuses herself from, criticised for flower-arranging, and TSE walk in the Cotswolds, feels inferior to Margaret Thorp, and TSE theatre-going with Thorps, taken to Timon of Athens, taken to Peer Gynt, visited at Campden for TSE's birthday, takes lodgings in Oxford, lodges at 19 Rosary Gardens, watches TSE read to Student Christian Movement, and TSE visit Kenwood House, dines with the Maritains, describes tea with the Woolfs, returns to America, visits Ada on Boston homecoming, possible career-move into politics, pays winter visit to Rindge, and Eleanor Hinkley attend New York Murder, moves to 154 Riverway with Perkinses, considers volunteering for charity, living at 5 Clement Circle, holidays in Cataumet, returns abruptly to Cambridge, recuperates in New Hampshire, moves to 240 Crescent St., Northampton, Mass., lectures at Concord, returns to Brimmer Street, returns to Boston during vacation, sails for England, in residence at Chipping Campden, travels to Yorkshire, returned to Chipping Campden, returns and moves to 22 Paradise Road, Northampton, Mass., spends Thanksgiving in Boston, stays at Hotel Lincolnshire with the Perkinses, vacations at New Bedford, visits New York, holidays in Charleston, as patron of school, returns to Northampton, sails for England, day at Windsor with TSE, fortnight at Campden with TSE, at Campden with TSE again, returns to America with 'Boerre', ordered to stay in America in case of war, given Family Reunion draft with her comments, encouraged to write drama criticism, vacations in New Bedford, advises TSE against Tewkesbury choruses, holidays with the Havenses, sails for England, at Chipping Campden, stays with the Adam Smiths in Scotland, returns to America with Perkinses, safely returned, sent copy of TSE's daily prayers, sent first CNL, sends TSE selected American plays, holidays in New Bedford, spends Easter in Harwichport, holiday destinations, holidays in Cape Cod, returns to the Perkinses at 90 Commonwealth Avenue, stays with Elsmiths in Woods Hole, holidays on Grand Manan, visits Perkinses in Boston, returns to 90 Commonwealth Avenue, holidays in Madison, Wisc., travels on to Maine, holidays on Grand Manan, holidays in Bangor, Maine, as president of S. P. C. A., spends Christmas holiday in New Bedford, holidays in Woods Hole, loans out her Eliotana, removes from Smith to the Perkinses, spends time in Maine, repairs to New Bedford, spends time in Tryon, N. C., returned to Boston, spends three days in New York, shares details of will, holidays on Grand Manan, leaves TSE portrait in event of predeceasing him, late summer in New Brunswick, vacations in New Bedford, repairs to New Bedford, resident in Millbrook, takes short holiday at 'Bleak House', holidays on Grand Manan, visits Woods Hole, visits New Bedford, holidays in New Bedford, spends holiday at Sylvia Knowles's, holidays in Dorset, Vt., holidays briefly in Farmington, holidaying on Grand Manan, TSE seeks Trojan Women translation for, moves to 9 Lexington Road, gives Christmas readings, congratulates TSE on OM, urges TSE not to despair at honours, spends Easter in Boston, race-relations and the WPA, sings Bach's B Minor Mass, removes from Concord to Andover, on life in Grand Manan, congratulates TSE on Nobel Prize, resident at 35 School Street, Andover, summers between Boston, Woods Hole, New Bedford and Grand Manan, recounts journey to Grand Manan, takes The Cocktail Party personally, then repents of doing so, post-Christmas stay in New Bedford, reports on Cocktail Party's opening, summers between Chocorua and Campobello, tours westward to California during summer holiday, attends British Drama League summer school, holidays in Grand Manan, asks TSE for occasional poem, week in the Virgin Islands, summers between Mount Desert and California, spends holidays in New Bedford, recuperates in New Bedford, returns, briefly to Chipping Campden, Eleanor Hinkley reports on, writes to EVE, sends EVE photograph of TSE, makes tour of Scandinavia, approaches TSE on Smith's behalf, which approach TSE declines, writes to TSE on GCF's death, moves back to Concord, pays visit to Seattle, reacts to TSE's death, writes to EVE, meets EVE, dies, appearance and characteristics, her shapely neck, TSE's memory for certain of her old dresses, particularly four dresses, which TSE then describes, TSE begs EH to describe her clothing, in silk, autumn 1930, costumed in a 'Titian wig', EH encouraged to gain weight, EH encouraged to tan, her Jantzen suit, TSE begs a slip of hair from, her gold-and-green tea gown, her Praxitelean nose, EH congratulated on 'perm', EH refuses TSE lock of hair, her voice, Guardsman dress, as a Botticelli Madonna, her hands, recommended skin-cream, 'new goldy dress', TSE inquires after, in TSE's dreams, 'new and nuder' swimsuit demanded, her black dress/red jacket outfit, dressed in blue, in charming black dress, her sense of humour, her New England conscience, the famous apricot dress, her hair, various dresses, EH's idea of new dresses, EH hair cut in the new style, blue dress worn following masque, as actor, as Olivia in Twelfth Night, in the Cambridge Dramatic club, as Roxane in Cyrano in 1915/16, as Judith Bliss in Hay Fever, EH considers giving up for teaching, in the 'stunt show' with TSE, as Beatrice, TSE hopes, in The Footlight Club, in Berkeley Square, in The Yellow Jacket, EH praised over Ruth Draper, under Ellen van Volkenburg, cast as an octogenarian, in The Old Lady Shows Her Medals, TSE speculates as to her future in, and teaching, as Lady Bracknell, TSE begs to write part for, in The Footlight Club, potentially in summer theatre company, as the Duchess of Devonshire, potentially in The Family Reunion, Cambridge Dramatic club reunion, The Wingless Victory, in masque with TSE, in a Van Druten play, as Lodovico Sforza, in play by Laurence Housman, as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, with Paul Stephenson, in Kind Lady, joins the Dorset Players, as director ('producer'), La Locandiera, Lady Gregory's The Dragon, Dust of the Road, Comus, possibly temporarily at St. Catherine's, Va., chorus work at Smith, Electra, Quality Street, The Merchant of Venice, Dear Brutus, Christmas play, Richard II, Hay Fever, Christmas pantomime, The Dorset Players, a reading of Outward Bound, Molnár's The Swan, Dulcy, The School for Scandal, Fanny and the Servant Problem, Dear Brutus again, Twelfth Night, Prunella, Christmas play, Antigone, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, The Admirable Crichton, Holy Night, The Tempest, as teacher, EH lectures on 'Modern British Verse', as a career, at Milwaukee-Downer College, Mich., at Simmons College, Boston, EH considers post at Scripps, which she accepts, arrives at Scripps, establishes drama workshop at Scripps, EH lectures on TSE, EH's advice that TSE lecture less slowly, as described by Scripps student, and being admired by students, TSE sees her teaching as a kind of acting, requests year's leave from Scripps, resigns position at Scripps, declares intention to teach again, possibly, temporarily, at St. Catherine's, Va., possibly at Smith, post at St. Catherine's rejected, appointed to position at Smith, is installed at Smith, reappointed with pay-rise, reappointed again for two years, her work at Smith, unsettled at Smith, in time of war, insecure over job at Smith, from which EH takes 'sabbatical', let go by Smith, takes job at Concord Academy, appointed to post at Bennett Junior College, Millbrook, appointment to permanent Concord position, EH thinks of giving up, lectures on Family Reunion, her work at Concord Academy, resignation from Concord Academy, takes permanent position at Abbot, EH admits to being sheltered by, retirement from Abbot, according to Abbot Academy tribute, birthdays, presents and love-tokens, EH's birthday compared to TSE's, TSE sends Terry–Shaw correspondence for EH's birthday, EH sends TSE pomme purée, present from EH, flowers for EH's birthday arrive too soon, EH wearing TSE's ring, two rings bought for EH, EH bought typewriter, TSE 'cables' EH roses, TSE consults EH over potential present, TSE's second 'sapphire' ring for, EH refits new rings from TSE, TSE receives flowers for Christmas, EH given 'powder box' for Christmas, EH's present to TSE goes amiss, missing present (calendar) explained, EH left cigarettes by TSE, EH gives TSE cigarette case, TSE necklace-hunting for EH, pearls suggested for EH, EH bought sapphire bracelet, EH gives TSE a signet ring, EH bought blue-gray scarf, EH gives TSE silk handkerchiefs, TSE has signet ring engraved, further ring sought for EH, EH with TSE on his birthday, EH gives TSE initialled leather portfolio, TSE given ashtrays and matchbox, furs sought for EH, EH gives TSE stool, roses sent to EH on birthday, TSE given diary and hairbrush box, TSE given rosary and print, EH buys TSE towel rails, TSE receives diary for Christmas, 1810 ring bought for EH, EH buys TSE various ties, war means no flowers, EH's lapis lazuli ring, TSE neglects to cable EH, EH knits socks for TSE, which turn out large, EH sends TSE 'snowflake' socks, EH remembers TSE's birthday with reference to Shakespeare, TSE sent marmalade and liver-paste, EH writes poem for TSE's birthday, EH sends TSE provisions, EH loses sapphire from ring, diamond circlet given to EH in 1939, EH gives TSE socks for Christmas, TSE gives EH 'evening bag', EH unthanked for Christmas present, correspondence with TSE, TSE petitions EH to bestow on the Bodleian, TSE exalts as authoritative, TSE envisions as reading-group, the only writing TSE enjoys, TSE as Cyrano to EH's Roxane, TSE's dependence on, TSE's nights spent planning, TSE rereads with pleasure, the strain of interruption, switches to Air Mail, TSE on his decision to renew, TSE marks first anniversary of, keeps TSE sane, TSE hopes to telephone, TSE wishes to maintain when in America, EH would withhold from the Bodleian bequest, from which TSE tries to dissuade her, TSE violently dependent on, TSE begs EH that it be preserved, less exciting to EH than at first, TSE's horror of sounding sermonic, if such a correspondence were profitable, and TSE's respectful reticence, EH suggests entrusting to Willard Thorp, but subsequently explains she meant Margaret Thorp, EH's to do with as pleases, and the prospect of TSE writing every night, TSE still rereads with pleasure, excites TSE too much to write smoothly, compared with talking, phone call finally arranged, which finally takes place, EH importuned to write more, TSE promises three letters a week, EH refuses more than one, a solitude within a solitude, EH switches to typewriter, which TSE offers to buy, observed weekly by EH's students, flatters TSE most when EH writes undutifully, TSE's dread of EH rationing, TSE's efforts to moderate himself within, TSE imagines the unsealing of, TSE offers to cease, a place to vent one's feelings, TSE rebuked for 'intolerance' within, EH learns to type, hinders TSE from work, TSE on life before, third anniversary marked, thwarted by TSE's self-loathing, TSE doubts having pursued, restraints on TSE's ardour lifted, more constrained by day, TSE worries about burdening EH with, worth TSE getting home early for, by day, by night, TSE specially treasures recent 'love letters', more delightful since EH's reciprocation, and TSE's diminished ardour, switches to transatlantic airmail, constrained by war, opened by censor, and Shamley Green post-office, TSE apologises for, EH free to dispose of, within limits, particularly constrained by EH's letter of 1939, and the experience of delay, TSE equivocates on preserving, varied with airgraph, again, EH's to do with as she pleases, still intended for Bodleian, TSE chastened for short cables, TSE's letters 'undemonstrative and impersonal', post-war frequency, being and not being loving by letter, EH asks TSE to reduce, TSE criticised for following monthly injunction, TSE rebuked for impersonality, EH formally bequeaths to Princeton, TSE unfussed as to repository, TSE reiterates 50-year prohibition, TSE's worries as to future appearances, EH promises Princeton her statement on, promises letters with ten-year seal, attempts to shorten TSE's moratorium, which TSE refuses, which forces EH to relent, TSE encouraged to return EH's letters, EH deposits further material with Princeton, EH makes 'recording' for Princeton, EH renews plea to shorten moratorium, and is again refused, TSE destroys EH's letters, TSE repents of severe letter, which EH never receives, EH suspects TSE of destroying her letters, EH instructs Princeton to discard 'recording', EH ultimately respects TSE's wishes, EH on TSE's destruction of her letters, family, her father, her childhood compared to TSE's, TSE desires family history of, EH encouraged to keep younger company, EH's unity with parents, EH's relations with aunt and uncle, EH's relations with aunt and uncle, EH photographed with parents, and EH's obligations to, finances, health, physical and mental, admits to breakdown, TSE compares 'nightmares' with, TSE's desire to nurse, suffers neuritis, then neuralgia, recommended suncream, suffers arthritis, suffers with sinuses, her teeth, experiences insomnia, suffers 'hives', suffers crisis body and soul, feels depressed over Christmas, suffers neuralgia, suffers intestinal flu, has shingles, admitted to hospital, convalesces on Grand Manan, recuperates in Washington, Conn., photographs of, as a child, Edith Sitwellesque photograph, in 18th-century costume, in 18th-century French costume, in broad-brimmed 'picture' hat, TSE buys Kodak, in deck-chair, eating sandwich, in a car, 'the Beautiful one', which TSE has enlarged for his dressing-table, painful, because taken in the 'interim', in bacchanalian pose, 'Semitic', among young people, set 'Elizabeth' giggling, Diana Mannersesque, are mnemonic aids to TSE, kneeling beside can of flowers, TSE's favourite, with ordinarily sized hands, smoking in chair, as child with big ears, taken on TSE's arrival in Claremont, in Jane Austen fashion, in unfamiliar jacket, taken in autumn, with mother and father, as a child, in TSE's note-case throughout Blitz, in Wingless Victory, as child, in gold frame, in familiar jacket, taken with Boerre, surround TSE at Shamley, with baby, in a group, of EH's portrait, in sailor suit, all inadequate, carrying lamp, with Rag Doll, at Campobello, reading, Henry James, Letters from Baron Friedrich von Hügel to a Niece, All Passion Spent, Bubu de Montparnasse, F&F thriller, Eyeless in Gaza, Dante, Hopkins and Roosevelt, Henry Irving: The Actor and His World, relationship with TSE, TSE's first acquaintance with, its abnormality, runs to admiration from EH, and TSE's habitual reserve, its morality under examination, defended by TSE, its susceptibilities envisaged by TSE, EH admits estrangement within, and TSE's desire for intimacies, provokes sorrow and fury in TSE, confided to the Perkinses, Miss Ware and Father Underhill, TSE's chance to be frivolous, and the prospect of TSE's Harvard year, TSE dates first meeting to 1905, whereas EH dates to 1915, TSE's terror of renewing in California, teaches TSE true companionship, runs to a 'kiss', as perpetual progress and revelation, EH offered manumission from, if TSE were not married, seems more real for TSE's American year, TSE's reasons against marrying, TSE fears having misled over, EH again offered manumission from, EH writes to Ada concerning, EH blames TSE for his ardour, then apologises for blaming TSE, leads to unhappiness in EH, possible drain on EH's health, its perceived inequalities, pity and gratitude would corrupt, TSE conditionally promises marriage, TSE sees as an imposition on EH, potentially richer for meeting TSE's friends, EH 'kisses' TSE, EH rests head on TSE's shoulder, EH strokes TSE's face, as consubstantial union, TSE's love finally reciprocated, mutual embraces, EH kissed on the right foot, TSE favoured with birthday kiss, exhausting, should proceed without hope of marriage, TSE again regrets misleading EH, as one of mutual dependence, its unsatisfactions, its seasonal rhythm, but for VHE would be marriage, EH seeks post-war clarity on, and the prospect of VHE's death, following VHE's death, TSE reflects on the deterioration of, TSE reflects generally on, and men and women generally, according to Theresa Eliot, EH reflects on, since TSE discounted marriage, had TSE behaved differently in 1914, its new dispensation, source of mutual anguish, apropos of TSE's second marriage, EH's marriage regret, EH recoils from publicising, TSE re-evaluates, EH writes to EVE about, religious beliefs and practices, claims experience of 'vision', admits suffering spiritual crisis, goes on retreat, and TSE's definition of sainthood, compared to TSE's, professes to resent the Church, makes retreat to Senexet, the issue of communion, the possibility of confirmation, source of worry to EH, confronts TSE on religious differences, TSE on her 'Christian spirit', fears TSE considers her damned, TSE pointedly refrains from criticising, unclear to TSE, TSE's love for, and their conversation in Eccleston Square, declared, in 1915, and TSE's desire to be EH's spiritual possession, source of serenity to TSE, the strangeness of not broadcasting, first felt in 1913, recognised by TSE the night of Tristan und Isolde, TSE's reasons for not declaring in 1913, what TSE said instead of declaring, a pain of sorts, unconfided to friends, not immune to jealousy of EH's male friends, its passion tempered by religion, and the torment of resignation, defiled by possessiveness and anger, and a particular journey back from Pasadena, in light of California stay, increases his desire to quarrel with EH, TSE doubts decision to declare, eternally unconditional, shows TSE true meaning of tenderness, defined by TSE, violent, clarified and strengthened by Chipping Campden reunion, disquiets EH, obstructive to EH loving another, TSE initially relieved to find unrequited, queered by inexperience, TSE repents of over-prizing, startles TSE, like 'a burglar', strengthened and deepened, irrespective of physical beauty, finally reciprocated, ideal when unreciprocated, relieved only by poetry, as against love's travesties, as expressed in Burnt Norton, over time, apparently undimmed but dwarfed by war, and the first time TSE spoke EH's name, thwarted by question of divorce, EH questions, now better adjusted to reality, argument over communion challenges, would run to jealously but not marriage, as expressed in 1914 on Chestnut Hill, TSE's names, nicknames and terms of endearment for, 'Lady', 'Dove', 'My saint', 'Bienaimée', TSE's reason for calling her 'Dove', 'Isolde', 'My Lady', 'Emilie', 'Princess', 'Lady bird', 'Birdie', 'riperaspberrymouth', 'Emily of Fire & Violence', 'Bouche-de-Fraise', 'Bouch-de-Framboise', 'Raspberrymouth', not 'Wendy', 'Nightingale', 'Mocking Bird', 'Love', 'My true love', 'my Self', 'Emilia' and Shelley's Epipsychidion, 'my Own', 'Girl', 'Western Star', 'Darling', 'My Life', 'My Lamb', 'Beloved my Female', 'My own Woman', writings, an article on 'Weimar', letter to The Times about King's jubilee, account of communion at Beaulieu, EH asks to write about TSE, review of La Machine infernale, review of Dangerous Corner, a note for S. P. C. A., an 'epigram', 'Actors at Alnwick', 'An Etching', 'The Giocanda Smile', 'The Personal Equation in Spoken English', 'A Play from Both Sides of the Footlights', 'Summer Sunshine: A Memory of Miss Minna Hall', 'They flash upon the inward eye',
Hale, Emily Jose Milliken (EH's mother), admission to McLean's Hospital, EH's frequent visits to, her state of mind, compared to VHE, a comparison regretted and refined, a strain on EH, falls ill, and suffering more generally, reported to be better, in the hands of physicians, in TSE's prayers, TSE (un-falsely) consoles EH over, her health, doctor prognosticates on, business relating to, TSE meditates on, war affects care for, and TSE's hope for the afterlife, final illness, dies, her funeral, anniversary of death marked, Theresa on,
Hinkley, Barbara (TSE's first cousin), TSE's antipathy to, not an intimate, Hinkleys celebrate her second marriage, her irreligion, speculations on her failed marriage, TSE on, reports on Dear Jane, hosts grand dinner, TSE revises criticism of, distinguished from husband, handicaps Eleanor, left by husband,

6.BarbaraHinkley, Barbara (TSE's first cousin) Hinkley (1889–1958) was married in July 1928 to Roger Wolcott (1877–1965), an attorney; they lived at 125 Beacon Hill, Boston, and at 1733 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass.

Huxley, Aldous, critiques 'Thoughts After Lambeth', drops in on the Eliots, the man versus the writer, TSE pronounces on, dismissed as novelist, his irreligion, signatory to Credit Reform letter, invigorating company, concurs with TSE on California, suffering from insomnia, and the Christian attitude to war, always charms TSE, pacifist efforts, as playwright, Brave New World, Eyeless in Gaza, The World of Light, TSE enjoys, compared to Hay Fever, EH reads and comments on, TSE reflects on, Those Barren Leaves,
see also Huxleys, the

10.AldousHuxley, Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), novelist, poet, essayist: see Biographical Register.

Mansfield, Katherine, as recalled by TSE, remembered at Garsington,
Matthiessen, Francis Otto ('F. O.'), late-night poetry discussion with, and Spencer co-direct Dekker, sojourn in Maine with, retirement-party for, interrupts EH and TSE's parting, worth discussing American politics with, compared as critic to Sweeney, apparently pro Henry Wallace, The Achievement of T. S. Eliot,

7.F. O. MatthiessenMatthiessen, Francis Otto ('F. O.') (1902–50) taught for 21 years in the English Department at Harvard, where he specialised in American literature and Shakespeare, becoming Professor of History and Literature in 1942. The first Senior Tutor at Eliot House, he was a Resident Tutor, 1933–9. Works include The Achievement of T. S. Eliot (1935) and American Renaissance (1941).

Merriman, Roger Bigelow, praised, cultivates Oxford manner, arranges underwhelming Republican dinner, Lenten dinner with, TSE comes round to, reunited with TSE in Oxford, supported Landon over FDR,

3.RogerMerriman, Roger Bigelow Bigelow Merriman (1876–1945), the first Master of Eliot House, Harvard, which was opened in 1931. Born in Boston and educated at Harvard (PhD, 1902), he studied also at Balliol College, Oxford, and in Berlin. He was appointed Professor of History at Harvard in 1918. His writings include Life and Letters of Thomas Cromwell (1902), Rise of the Spanish Empire (4 vols, 1918–34) and Suleiman the Magnificent (1944). He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a vice-president of the Massachusetts Historical Society; and he received honorary degrees from Oxford, Glasgow and Cambridge. Robert Speaight was to say of him, in The Property Basket: Recollections of a Divided Life (1970), 187: ‘A ripe character and erudite historian of the Spanish Empire, Merriman was Balliol to the backbone. At Oxford he was known as “Lumps” and at Harvard he was known as “Frisky”, and while his appearance suggested the first his ebullience did not contradict the second.’

New Yorker, reports on TSE's tea-party, issues correction over knuckle-cracking,
Nock, Arthur,

4.ArthurNock, Arthur Nock (1902–63), English-born and educated Professor of the History of Religion at Harvard, 1930–63; editor of Harvard Theological Review, 1930–63. Resident of Eliot House.

Pickmans, the, at Professor Woods's, host TSE at country estate, TSE takes to, inevitably at Chamber Music Club, TSE spiritually at home with,
Robinson, Fred, accompanies TSE and Hinkleys to theatre,

7.FredRobinson, Fred Robinson (1871–1966), distinguished Celticist and scholar of Chaucer – his invaluable edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer was to appear in 1933 – Gurney Professor of English, Harvard.

Schumpeter, Joseph, meets TSE at Professor Nock's,

5.JosephSchumpeter, Joseph Schumpeter (1883–1950), influential Austrian-born political economist; Finance Minister of German-Austria, 1919. Professor of Economics, Harvard University.

Scripps College, Claremont, EH headhunted to teach at, but EH declines post, still a possibility, TSE on whether or not to accept post, which EH does, TSE hopes to visit EH at, sounds picturesque, EH expects suite at, EH reassured about feeling 'inadequate', EH arrives at, TSE asks for full report of, grows on EH, EH's all-arts theatrical workshop at, TSE's lecture at, TSE's desire to deliver EH from, TSE's visit to, its suspicious characters, its effect on EH despaired of, year's leave requested from, EH considers returning to, encouraged by TSE to return, despite TSE forswearing, refuses EH's return, EH on not returning, under Jaqua, EH's existence at, EH's extra-curricular work at, preferred to Smith, bequeathed EH's TSE book collection, compared to Concord Academy,
Sheffield, Ada Eliot (TSE's sister), TSE's most likely family confidant, to host TSE on Boston return, TSE pictures his birthday-party with, Madison Street preferable to Eliot House, after seventeen years' separation, TSE begins to confide in, TSE and Henry visit together, accompanies TSE to Wellesley, counsels separation from VHE, speaks frankly with TSE about his domestic affairs, hosts post-Radcliffe Club reception, hosts the Eliot family Thanksgiving, attends second Norton lecture, hosts Wellesley English faculty and TSE, remembered in St. Louis, and TSE to discuss Yale lecture and VHE, hosts TSE for last time, informs the Hinkleys of TSE's separation, replies to EH on TSE and divorce, distinguishes her faith from TSE's, takes to Frank Morley, on the Perkinses, TSE advises on wines, on Aunt Susie, EH urged to be familial with, her struggles for independence, as sounding-board for EH's career, TSE's favourite sibling, shielded TSE from over-bearing Hinkleys, incompletely aware of TSE and EH's relationship, within the Eliot family dynamic, seems 'reserved' to EH, at Hinkley dinner, invites EH to lunch, reports improvement in EH's spirits, hosts TSE on 1936 arrival, and Marion and Theresa's Murder party, reassures TSE about Henry's ears, subscribed to CNL, her intellectual orbit, on Hastings's bust of TSE, war jeopardises TSE seeing again, apparently ill, recovering from major operation, has cancer, has second operation, ailing, in reportedly critical condition, her death contemplated, TSE's intimacy with, TSE's deathbed correspondence with, remembers TSE as boy, pursuing intellectual interests from deathbed, her place in the Eliot family, dies, in Henry's final report, EH describes her funeral, New York Times obituary, Boston Herald obituary, Sheff's memorial tribute to, TSE on her final illness, TSE's absence at death, wished for on VHE's death, invoked against EH,
see also Sheffields, the

2.AdaSheffield, Ada Eliot (TSE's sister) Eliot Sheffield (1869–1943), eldest of the seven Eliot children; author of The Social Case History: Its Construction and Content (1920) and Social Insight in Case Situations (1937): see Biographical Register.

Spencer, Theodore, offers TSE suite in Eliot House, looks after TSE, shares whisky and conversation with TSE, talks poetry till late, appears deaf during first Norton lecture, hosts TSE after the first Norton lecture, and English 26, learns to tie tie from TSE, and Matthiessen co-direct Dekker, TSE shares homosexual experiences with, hails Burnt Norton, worth discussing American politics with, speaks with EH, and TSE's honorary Harvard degree, dies of heart attack,
see also Spencers, the

2.TheodoreSpencer, Theodore Spencer (1902–48), writer, poet and critic, taught at Harvard, 1927–49: see Biographical Register.

Tinker, Chauncey Brewster,

4.ChaunceyTinker, Chauncey Brewster Brewster Tinker (1876–1963), Sterling Professor of English Literature, Yale University. 1923–45.

Waterlow, Sydney, Roger Wolcott reminscent of, on Abyssinia, ex-husband to Orlo Williams's wife, discussed with Virginia Woolf,

3.SydneyWaterlow, Sydney Waterlow, KCMG (1878–1944) joined the diplomatic service in 1900 and served as attaché and third secretary in Washington. TSE met him in 1915, when Waterlow invited him to review for the International Journal of Ethics (Waterlow was a member of the editorial committee). In 1919 Waterlow served at the Paris Peace Conference (helping to negotiate the Treaty of Versailles), and in 1920 he was re-appointed to the Foreign Office, later serving as Minister to Bangkok, 1926–8; Sofia, 1929–33; Athens, 1933–9. See further Sarah M. Head, Before Leonard: The Early Suitors of Virginia Woolf (2006).

Welch, Francis Hinkley, TSE damns with faint praise, chauffeurs and grows on TSE,
Wellesley College, October 1932 poetry reading at, post-reading supper with English Department of, TSE attends Paderewski concert at, TSE obliges Sheff by lecturing at, 1936 poetry reading at, 1947 poetry reading at, Jeanie McPherrin asks TSE to read at,
Wolcott, Edith Prescott, a grandmotherly masterpiece, TSE's reasons for doting on,
Wolcott, Roger, likened to Sydney Waterlow, TSE on, distinguished from Barbara, smugly respectable,
see also Wolcotts, the