[Grace Toll Hall, Scripps College, Claremont]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
2 March 1934
Dearest Lady Emily,

AllRock, The;b3 my spare time this week has gone, of course, to the pageant, withEnglish Church UnionLiterature Commitee amalgamates with Catholic Literature Association;a8 thecommittees;a2 exception of the better part of a day in the role of member of a special sub-committee of the standing committee of the literature committee of the Church Union, composedHarris, Revd Charles;a3 of Harris, theUnderhill, Revd Francis, Bishop of Bath and Wells;b7 Dean of Rochester,1 and myself, which had to meet an equally sub etc. committee from the Anglo-Catholic Congress in the presence of a sub-committee of the Amalgamation Council, for the purpose of reconciling our differences. It was difficult to tell who was who and what. Also difficult to reconcile our differences, as there was difficulty in agreeing upon what they were. HarrisHarris, Revd Charlesupsets Father Rosey Rosenthal;a4 is tremendously energetic but tactless, soRosenthal, Fr George Davidput out by Harris;a2 that Father Rosey Rosenthal of Birmingham was there like a fretful porcupine with all his spines bristling. However, like most such meetings, we parted with mutual expressions of esteem, and all really vague as to whether anything had been accomplished and if so what.

IRock, Theits 'bastard' cockney;b4 have been so occupied with the career of my imaginary bricklayers, Ethelbert, Alfred and Edwin, that I almost think and speak in the kind of bastard cockney that I have been writing. (VideRock, The'Rahere' scene sent to EH;b5 enclosed copy of the ‘Rahere’ scene which I have been told to send to a Miss Geoffroy in Hampstead who is in charge of the performance of that scene). TheRock, Theits production;b6 machineryPearce, Stella Mayand The Rock;a1 of this show is tremendous. Each parish providing a scene has a producer, who is supervised by Browne; each parish has also a ‘wardrobe keeper’, who is supervised by Miss Stella Mary Pearce,2 the head designer. IfBrowne, Elliott Martinproduction of The Rock;a2predicament as The Rock's director;a6 anything but pandemonium ensues it will be a directing triumph for Martin Browne; and I shudder to think that the first joint rehearsal with about fifteen parishes which will have been rehearsing by themselves, and a total of some 400 people, will be like. I shall feel lucky if I don’t lose my hat and coat. MyRock, Thedifficulties of composition;b7 chief difficulties at present are (a) making the scenes long enough – on paper they look as if they would take so much longer to act than they do; and (b) trying to make the joints between the parts less visible. I wish you were here to advise and take part in this. Over the weekend I must (1) write a chorus to take 5 minutes, so as to fill in a place where something else has dropped out, and (2) expand a speech by Nehemiah, and (3) expand bricklayers’ first dialogue. I suppose it will all come more or less right in the end.

TheTurner, J. Cliffordrecites 'Prufrock' to TSE;a1 gentleman'Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The'TSE ambushed with recitation of;a2 named in the enclosed clipping is nominated for the important part of St. Peter.3 I think I mentioned his coming to try out his rendering of Prufrock on me, and his making it all sound as if there were a thin layer of treacle over it, if you take my meanin’. AndFogerty, Elsie;a4 Miss Fogerty has asked me to come to judge a poetry speaking contest (the judges sit behind a screed [sc. screen] and can’t see the performers) but I am hoping to evade that. TomorrowFlanagan, Hallie;a3 I have to give lunch to no less a person than Mrs. Flanagan, who is over here heaven knows why, and has been at some dramatic school called Dartington Hall in Devon (did you ever hear of it?).4 IDoone, Rupert;a2 have to put her in touch with Mr. Rupert Doone.

IAuden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.')The Dance of Death;d4 feel that the possibilities of drama like the ‘Dance of Death’ are limited. (IIsaacs, Jackhis epigram on Dance of Death;a1 saw Jack Isaacs5 after the performance, and he said of it, ‘By Sweeney out of Cavalcade’). It seems to me that if you deny any necessity to make your characters human beings, you make matters very easy for yourself; and if you supply it by clowning and surprises you can get a temporary effect, but it won’t last. In the Auden show so many apparent members of the audience leapt upon the stage, or began shouting out parts, that at moments one was tempted to believe that oneself and party were the only real audience there. MrsFlanagan, Hallieweakness for 'stunting';a4. Flanagan has a weakness for this trick too; and it all, I suspect, is an attempt to conceal the essential flimsiness of the drama by stunting. ISweeney Agonistesits characters compared to Auden's;a9 do claim that my personages in the Sweeney fragments, however slight the sketches and however uncertain the draughtsmanship, still were sketches of possibly living people. Auden’s aren’t even caricatures, because to be that they have to be after some living original. ItAuden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.')as dramatist;a5 is a curious talent, his; a distinct (and nowadays, in poets, rare) gift for dramatic situation, with apparently no interest in dramatic character. I don’t suppose I have any particular native gift for character, but in writing for the stage that is what I do become interested in.

LentEnglandLondon;h1its fogs;a5 creeps on; tonight there has been a little rain, awinterof fog and smoke;a3 welcome break in this hideous long dry winter of fog and smoke – very trying to the throat and eyes it has been.

And now, dear Dove, I hope that I may have some news of you soon. Late this afternoon the post brought an American mail to the office; I shall see tomorrow whether it has brought a letter from you to the club.

Your devoted

[Enclosures: five draft pages from the Rahere scene of The Rock.]

1.Revd Francis Underhill.

2.StellaPearce, Stella May Mary Pearce (1901–2001), fashion designer and dress historian: see Biographical Register.

3.J. CliffordTurner, J. Clifford Turner – who was later to publish Voice and Speech in the Theatre (1950). The unidentified cutting that TSE enclosed with this letter reported of Clifford Turner’s reading of ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ – his contribution to an evening of recitations at the Grotrian Hall, on behalf of the English Verse Speaking Association – ‘His air of sedate and settled melancholy exactly matched the poem, and suited both its wit and its more obviously beautiful lines. This was certainly a genuine contribution to the poem.’

4.HallieFlanagan, Hallielooks up TSE in London;a5n Flanagan wrote (n.d.) to say she was sailing for London on 8 Feb., and would be visiting the school of theatre and dance mime at Dartington Hall, Devon, and spending some time in London also. ‘I should like very much to see you about possibility of more of Sweeney … Also, I am decidedly interested in Mr Auden’s Dance of Death. Do you think he would trust me with it?’

5.JackIsaacs, Jack Isaacs (1896–1973), scholar and film critic, taught at King’s College London, from 1924. A founding member of the Film Society (1925–38), he acted in Eisenstein’s Lost. Montefiore Professor of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Palestine, 1942–5; Professor of English Language and Literature, Queen Mary College London, 1952–64. Famed for his engrossing lectures, he was skilled as editor, theatre historian and broadcaster. His works include Coleridge’s Critical Terminology (1936) and An Assessment of Twentieth-Century Literature (1951). See too Isaacs, ‘Eliot’s Friends’, Observer, 18 June 1967.

Auden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.'), and EP's 'Seafarer', TSE sends EH Poems, TSE recites 'To Gabriel Carritt', remembered by Ethel Swan, as dramatist, and Yeats's Mercury Theatre plans, Holmesian prank devised for, Doone wants for Westminster Theatre, collaborative efforts lamented by TSE, talks films at JDH's, strays from F&F, preoccupied with Byron and Barcelona, TSE on 'Letter to Lord Byron', as verse dramatist, away in Aragon for premiere, and Isherwood's plays versus Spender's, forgets to thank Keynes, TSE on his Isherwood plays, condoles TSE over Sandburg accusation, in bad odour, in America, circulating drollery on latest book-title, as pictured by TSE in America, Journey to a War (with Isherwood), Letters from Iceland (with MacNeice), New Year Letter, On the Frontier (with Isherwood), Paid on Both Sides, The Ascent of F6 (with Isherwood), The Dance of Death, The Dog Beneath the Skin (with Isherwood),

10.W. H. AudenAuden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.') (1907–73), poet, playwright, librettist, translator, essayist, editor: see Biographical Register.

Browne, Elliott Martin, meets TSE at Chichester, production of The Rock, meets TSE over possible collaboration, talks over outline of play, meets TSE with Martin Shaw, delighted with Rock choruses, discusses unwritten pageant scenes with TSE, predicament as The Rock's director, well connected in amateur circles, revising into the night with TSE, argues with Shaw at dress-rehearsal, presented to Prince Arthur, honoured by Rock cast-supper, producing Gordon Bottomley's play, speaks at Londonderry House with TSE, 1935 Canterbury Murder in the Cathedral, approached by TSE to 'produce', consulted throughout composition, goes silent, lunches with TSE and Speaight, directs and acts despite illness, pursues London Murder revival, 1935–6 Mercury Theatre Murder revival, engaged as producer by Dukes, keen that EH attend rehearsals, simultaneously part of BBC production, agrees about Speaight's decline, preferred as producer for TSE's next play, and Charles Williams's Cranmer, in which he plays 'the Skeleton', and TSE attend Tenebrae, taken to Cambridge after-feast, producing York Nativity Play, which TSE thinks Giottoesque, at Savile Club Murder dinner, producing Shakespeare's Dream, and Ascent of F6, and Tewkesbury Festival Murder confusion, 1939 production of The Family Reunion, due to be sent script, weighing TSE's proposal that he produce, enthused by script, suggests TSE see Mourning Becomes Electra, against Family Reunion as title, pleased with draft, quizzed on fire-safety, typescript prepared for, new draft submitted to, rewrite waits on, receives new draft, criticisms thereof, reports John Gielgud interest, mediates between Gielgud and TSE, TSE throws over Gielgud for, secures Westminster Theatre production, steps into company breach, then into still-greater breach, and the play's weaknesses, direction of Family Reunion, receives TSE's Shakespeare lectures, 1938 American Murder tour, re-rehearsing actors for, suffers fit of pre-tour gloom, yet to report from Boston, and Tewkesbury pageant, accompanies TSE to La Mandragola, on Family Reunion's future prospects, and possible Orson Welles interest, war leaves at loose end, advises TSE over next play, war work with Pilgrim Players, unavailable for modern-dress Murder, compared to tempter/knight successor, requests Pilgrim Players' play from TSE, New Plays by Poets series, as director, and This Way to the Tomb, and Family Reunion revival, urges TSE to concentrate on theatre, 1946 Mercury Family Reunion revival, in rehearsal, possible revue for Mercury Theatre, and The Lady's Not for Burning, Chairman of the Drama League, 1949 Edinburgh Cocktail Party, to produce, TSE's intended first reader for, receives beginning, approves first act, receives TSE's revisions, communciates Alec Guinness's enthusiasm, arranges reading, surpasses himself with production, in Florence, EH suggests moving on from, and the Poets' Theatre Guild, 1950 Cocktail Party New York transfer, compares Rex Harrison and Alec Guinness, TSE debates whether to continue collaboration with, suggests three-play TSE repertory, 1953 Edinburgh Confidential Clerk, receives first two acts, designing sets, 1953 Lyric Theatre Confidential Clerk, attends with TSE, 1954 American Confidential Clerk, 1954 touring Confidential Clerk, TSE and Martin Browne catch in Golders Green, seeks Family Reunion MS from EH,

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

committees, as a form of evasion, TSE forswears,
Doone, Rupert, approaches TSE with Aristophanes commission, at TSE's theatrical Ritz tea-party, pitches the Group Theatre to TSE, discusses Sweeney Agonistes with TSE, TSE on his Sweeney, his own interpretation of Sweeney Agonistes, and Yeats's Mercury Theatre season, dismissed by Yeats, on Margot Collis, possible Mercury Murder premiere, dismayed by prose of Murder, resigns from Mercury Theatre season, resigns from Mercury Theatre season, offers Westminster Theatre production instead, craves TSE's next play, and troupe bemoaned, producing The Ascent of F6, surpasses himself with Spender, and his illustrious housekeeper,
see also Group Theatre

2.RupertDoone, Rupert Doone (1903–66), dancer, choreographer and producer, founded the Group Theatre, London, in 1932: see Biographical Register.

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,
English Church Union, Literature Committee, punchline to self-directed quip, and Christendom, amalgamates with Anglo-Catholic Congress, Literature Commitee amalgamates with Catholic Literature Association,
Flanagan, Hallie, her Sweeney Agonistes, recalls TSE on his own poetry, weakness for 'stunting', looks up TSE in London, theatrical Ritz tea-party for, on further acquaintance, as director, taken on by Smith, and Vassar's Tempest,

5.The directorFlanagan, Hallie Hallie Flanagan (1890–1969), a Professor at Vassar College, was planning to produce Sweeney Agonistes at the Experimental Theater that she had founded at Vassar.

Fogerty, Elsie, to collaborate on The Rock, her chorus represents The Church, TSE gives poetry-reading to oblige, in rehearsal, her chorus on opening night, in the Archbishop of Canterbury's presence, committed to Mercury Murder revival, her chorus versus Dublin chorus, pioneer of contemporary chorus, Murder's chorus without, puts TSE forward for committee,

2.ElsieFogerty, Elsie Fogerty, CBE, LRAM (1865–1945), teacher of elocution and drama training; founder in 1906 of the Central School of Speech and Drama (Laurence Olivier and Peggy Ashcroft were favourite pupils). Fogerty was to train the chorus for the Canterbury premiere in 1935 of TSE’s Murder in the Cathedral.

Harris, Revd Charles, consulted on 'Thoughts After Lambeth', upsets Father Rosey Rosenthal, visited in nursing home,

12.RevdHarris, Revd Charles Charles Harris, DD (1865–1936), Prebendary of Hereford Cathedral from 1925; Vicar of South Leigh, Witney, Oxfordshire, 1929–34; Chairman of the Book Committee of the (English) Church Union since 1923; Assistant Editor of Literature and Worship, 1932. Works include Creeds or No Creeds? (1922); First Steps in the Philosophy of Religion (1927). TSE to Group Captain Paul J. Harris (son), 12 July 1961: ‘I was very happy to work with him many years ago on the Literature Committee of the Anglo-Catholic Congress. Your father was, incidentally, an extremely able and dynamic Secretary of the Committee and the publications reached a high level of importance and authority during his term of office.’

Isaacs, Jack, his epigram on Dance of Death,

5.JackIsaacs, Jack Isaacs (1896–1973), scholar and film critic, taught at King’s College London, from 1924. A founding member of the Film Society (1925–38), he acted in Eisenstein’s Lost. Montefiore Professor of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Palestine, 1942–5; Professor of English Language and Literature, Queen Mary College London, 1952–64. Famed for his engrossing lectures, he was skilled as editor, theatre historian and broadcaster. His works include Coleridge’s Critical Terminology (1936) and An Assessment of Twentieth-Century Literature (1951). See too Isaacs, ‘Eliot’s Friends’, Observer, 18 June 1967.

'Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The', Harriet Monroe's part in, TSE ambushed with recitation of,
Pearce, Stella May, and The Rock, shows TSE Canterbury costumes, Family Reunion costumes,
see also Newtons, the

2.StellaPearce, Stella May Mary Pearce (1901–2001), fashion designer and dress historian: see Biographical Register.

Rock, The, TSE invited to write, outlined to the Martin Brownes, as TSE's theatrical apprenticeship, outlined for EH, TSE's motivation in undertaking, four choruses drafted, from which TSE quotes approvingly, TSE busy on the prose, its political, anti-Blackshirt scene, and its censors, its 'bastard' cockney, 'Rahere' scene sent to EH, its production, difficulties of composition, and Patricia Shaw-Page's 'prologue', awaiting final chorus, on the point of completion, cockney dialogue revised, Lord Chamberlain's Office pronounces on, its anti-fascism, in rehearsal, the dress-rehearsal, opening night and reception, cuts pondered, Tandy on cuts to, approaching finale, reception, two connected supper-parties, its choruses, Cornish schoolgirl recites chorus from, quoted by EH, EH on,
Rosenthal, Fr George David, produces whisky and cigars, put out by Harris,

3.FrRosenthal, Fr George David George David Rosenthal (1881–1938) – ‘Rosie’ – a graduate of Keble College, Oxford, was from 1918 Vicar of St Agatha’s, Sparkbrook, Birmingham. His family was Jewish, but his father had converted to Christianity and became a priest in the Church of England.

Sweeney Agonistes, TSE's desire to illustrate, copy inscribed to EH, defended as poetry, recited for Signet Society, importance of the drummer, rated TSE's best by More, Hallie Flanagan's Vassar production, and TSE's Vassar visit, its characters compared to Auden's, new direction in drama, discussed with Rupert Doone, Group Theatre production, JDH on Doone's production, TSE on Doone's production, Rupert Doone explains his production, reviewed by Desmond MacCarthy, and Yeats's Mercury Theatre season, referred to as 'dance play', revival compared to Group Theatre premiere, EH taken to revival, EH's opinion on, its St. John of the Cross epigraph, TSE reflects on,
Turner, J. Clifford, recites 'Prufrock' to TSE,

3.J. CliffordTurner, J. Clifford Turner – who was later to publish Voice and Speech in the Theatre (1950). The unidentified cutting that TSE enclosed with this letter reported of Clifford Turner’s reading of ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ – his contribution to an evening of recitations at the Grotrian Hall, on behalf of the English Verse Speaking Association – ‘His air of sedate and settled melancholy exactly matched the poem, and suited both its wit and its more obviously beautiful lines. This was certainly a genuine contribution to the poem.’

Underhill, Revd Francis, Bishop of Bath and Wells, receives TSE's confession of love for EH, consulted on 'Thoughts After Lambeth', suggests separation from VHE is TSE's duty, confession with, introduces TSE to his cousin Evelyn, TSE's only confidant as to EH, becomes Dean of Rochester, writes to TSE about separation, against TSE shirking Oxford Movement Centenary, and TSE's 1933 return, invites TSE to school prize-day, at King's School prize-day, consulted on question of divorce, supportive over TSE's separation, his books commended to EH, visited in Rochester, and wife as TSE's Rochester hosts, and Miss O'Donovan, becomes Bishop of Bath and Wells, his consecration attended, perhaps, as Bishop, above receiving TSE's confession, takes Evelyn Underhill's funeral, visited in Wells, adjudicates on limit to godchildren, hosts Gordon George for week, dies,

2.Revd Francis UnderhillUnderhill, Revd Francis, Bishop of Bath and Wells, DD (1878–1943), TSE’s spiritual counsellor: see Biographical Register.

winter, from Woburn Square window, in London, of fog and smoke, heavy snow, coldest in memory, skating on Serpentine possible, at Shamley, of 1947,