[No surviving envelope]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
22 March 1935
My dearest Lady,

In a way, I was glad not to hear from you this week since your thoughtful, but unnecessary exprès letter (why do the Italians use the French word?) of the 15th; because you have been so very good about writing regularly, and I should have felt it a burden upon you to write this week while moving about. Well, now I hope that you are settled comfortably at Beaulieu in warm pleasant weather; even London has had three days of very summery sun, only to-day an East wind and cloudiness.

ThereMercury Theatre, Londonstage too small for Doone;a6 have been alarums and excursions about the Play season. First, it was discovered that they needed more money guaranteed, and in Yeats’s absence nobody knew what to do about that. ThenDoone, Rupertresigns from Mercury Theatre season;b5 suddenly Doone resigned, because Guthrie found he couldn’t produce the Yeats plays, as he has another professional job, and Doone would not undertake to produce all the plays and no wonder.1 DooneGuthrie, Tyronecounsels Doone against Yeats's Mercury Theatre season;a1 hasSaint-Denis, Michelcounsels Doone against Mercury venture;a1 been to see me this afternoon and confesses privately that he has been advised by Guthrie and St. Denis (of the Compagnie des Quinze)2 not to have anything to do with it; because the Mercury stage is so small that he couldn’t do himself justice. I don’t really blame him, though I think he might have found this out sooner. WhatDoone, Rupertoffers Westminster Theatre production instead;b6 DooneAuden, Wystan Hugh ('W. H.')Doone wants for Westminster Theatre;a9 wouldWestminster Theatre, The, London;a2 like to do is to produce a Sunday evening of my play two Sundays in June at the Westminster Theatre, and do the same thing with Auden in the autumn. That would suit me best, because I don’t fancy having a new producer whom I don’t know take on my play at this stage; it would mean more work for me; and so far as my own interest goes, theCanterbury Cathedral Festival, 1935TSE flirts with premiering Murder elsewhere;a4 Canterbury production will probably get more notice in the London papers than this would. ButYeats, William Butler ('W. B.')TSE loyal to despite Doone;b1 on the other hand I feel a certain loyalty to Yeats too – he is hurrying over from Dublin on Monday – and if he wants and can provide a production of my play, and feel that it would be a help to his season, I shall not want to refuse. ThisDulac, Edmund;a5 hasCollis, Margot;a3 meant telephone conversations with Dulac and Miss Margot Collis. Auden will probably withdraw and stick to Doone, but then he doesn’t know Yeats. MartinBrowne, Elliott Martin1935 Canterbury Murder in the Cathedral;a5;a4 Browne is coming up to town and we shall meet on Thursday; and the following week I have to go down to Canterbury. The change of plan in London will only affect Canterbury to the extent of having to provide their own costumes.

ExceptMurder in the CathedralTSE on rewriting;a9 for two pieces to be written in the Part II, which are giving me trouble, I think that my play – if it deserves the name – is as near written as it can be before rehearsal begins.

AnotherCaetani, Marguerite (née Chapin)saga of unsettled debts;a8 alarum this week has been in the Bassiano Affair. I got a letter from her, very friendly, allLindsay, David Alexander Robert, 28th Earl of Crawford (styled Lord Balniel);a1 about the Exhibition of paintings she means to hold in London in May, and Lord Balniel3 (Fredo’s cousin) to be the chairman, and of course I would be on the committee etc. and saying not a word in reply to my ultimatum of nearly a month ago. This maddened me rather, but I rang up the bookseller. He told me that she had written on Feb. 22nd (the day after I wrote to her!) saying that she was enclosing a cheque, and would do so every month etc. but no cheque enclosed, only a p.s. saying that her husband advised her to instruct her London bankers to pay direct. But nearly a month, and no cheque. I accordingly wrote to her affectionately, but regretted that I did not feel that I could serve on her committee until and unless the booksellers account was dealt with. On the next day but one the bookseller rang up to say that a cheque for £15 had come! – she still owes him £120. I think that if she can afford to come to London with Lelia and run an exhibition, she can afford to pay her debts, which are two or three years old. I burden you with all this detail, because I have feared that you might think I was being harsh. But behaviour like this affronts both my inherited prejudices and my personal convictions.

ACulpin, Johanna ('Aunt Johanna', née Staengel)whom TSE helps;a8 third excursion has been that the Home Office have been trying to deport old Mrs. Culpin’s German boy Franz, on the ground that he was trying to get employment here. He wasn’t, and it seems to be the fault of the Jew tailor from whom he was to have had lessons. SoWolfe, Humbertintercedes for Jan Culpin's refugee;a2 I have had to get hold of Humbert Wolfe, who is a high official in the Ministry of Labour, and see Mrs. Culpin, and on Monday I have to interview the head man in the Aliens Department. It seems an ordinary case of official stupidity.

AlsoUniversal Christian Council for Life and WorkTSE asked to advise Archbishop of Canterbury over;a1 theBell, George, Bishop of Chichester (earlier Dean of Canterbury)asks TSE to advise Archbishop;b2 Bp. of Chichester wants me to serve on an Advisory Council to the Archbishop of Canterbury in connexion with a ‘Universal Christian Council for Life and Work’ which is to have an international meeting in 1937. ThatOldham, Josephéminence grise in Council for Life and Work;a7 is Joe Oldham’s doing. It sounds interesting, but I have written to ask him exactly how much time he expects one to give it. AndRichmond, Elenainterests TSE in Hindu cause;a1 Mrs. Richmond wants me to come andSorabji, Corneliaappeals to TSE;a1 meet a Miss Sorabji who is protesting against the dangers of religious persecution in India under the White Paper.4 It seems that the people who will be in power are a sort of Modernist Hindus, who are not in sympathy with the strict observance of the old faith, and who are likely to disturb the religious practices of the vast majority of Hindus much more tyrannously than the British Raj. The Indians want liberty, and at the same time want the British to protect them from each other. Much as the Filipinos seem to want to have no control from Washington, but to enjoy all the advantages of being under the American flag.

ITimes, Theno longer government mouthpiece;a2 was interested to learn, firstHayward, Johnbackstage at The Times;c7 from John Hayward who had it from Lady Vansittart, and then direct from Roland de Margerie, that The Times is no longer the mouthpiece for the foreign policy of the Government. TheDaily Telegraphnow government mouthpiece;a1 Government, I understand, now speaks through the Daily Telegraph. ApparentlyAstor, Nancy, Viscountessreputedly pro-German;a2 theanti-Semitism;b2 Astors are rather pro-German (which is unreasonable as they are German Jews themselves)5 but it may be Lady Astor; andMacDonald, J. Ramsayreputedly anti-German;a2 the Government, especially Macdonald, is now anti-German. Macdonald, it is said, was deeply stirred by the beheading of two women in Berlin as spies a few weeks ago.6 The publication in The Times this morning of a letter from Austen Chamberlain and others protesting against their leading article on Germany may have some relevance to this.7

ITreaty of VersaillesTSE on;a1 amGrey, Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodonresponsible for botching Versailles;a1 oneGermanyin light of Versailles;a8 of those who incline to the belief that if Grey had made clear to Germany in 1914 that in certain eventualities Britain would certainly be with France, the war might have been averted.8 SimilarlyEuropein the event of war;a5 IFranceFrench politics;b4England's natural ally;a3 should like it to be clear now that in a Franco-German (and therefore European) conflict Britain must be on the side of France. That does not mean that I approve altogether of French policy, by any means. But foreign policy is not a matter of this attitude toward this country, and another toward that: it is settled by the general relation of a number of countries amongst themselves. With all the changes of forms of government, it is remarkable that the Entkreisungspolitik9 of pre-1914 remains just the same, with Britain, France and Russia surrounding Germany. But I do not anticipate a war in the near future.

IEliot, Vivien (TSE's first wife, née Haigh-Wood)harries F&F office;d9 haveFamily Reunion, Theand TSE as Orestes;a1 again, I am sorry to say, had a reversion to the Orestes role. ISwan, Etheland VHE;a5 find that V. has called several times at my office, asked to see me, endeavoured to pump Miss Swan, and embarrassed her by inviting her to tea.10 Just when I had begun to believe that I was quite safe. Miss Swan is a very tactful and reliable girl, andO'Donovan, Brigidinstructed how to deal with VHE;a3 Morley has given instructions to her and to Miss O’Donovan. It was kind of her not to say anything to me about it, but to consult Morley. (DonaldMorley, Donald;a6, by the way, has been very ill at his school with pneumonia, but is said to be out of danger. ItMorley, Christina (née Innes)therefore special affinity with Donald;a8 wouldMorley, Donaldclose to mother's Celtic soul;a7 nearly kill Christina to lose him, I think, because the other two are positive Morleys, and Donald takes very much after her and her family – very Scotch). Of course she may abandon this pursuit as abruptly as she has taken it up. SheCulpin, Johanna ('Aunt Johanna', née Staengel)quarrels with VHE;a9 has quarrelled violently with Jan Culpin over a sewing machine (I knew she would) and is said to be carrying about a cardboard box, seemingly with nothing in it, which she says she must deliver to me in person. Once I am in my office, or away from it, I feel fairly safe; but it is a strain always to scan everyone in the street on approaching or on leaving it. And I get such hideous dreams of meeting her, or of being shut up somewhere where I cannot get away from her. I feel that my religious development is still very embryonic, for me to be so affected by such things. It is impossible for me to think of her just as a human being, though I try to; the best I can do is to recognise that my feelings are distorted: that this hideous feeling of contamination is not an objective way of seeing the situation. If I could be quite sure, that in this life I should never see her again, it would be a very great release.

IWoolfs, the;c1 wrote to the China Shop – who immediately wrote apologetically – and now I have the other tea dish and bowl – and I am going to have the Woolfs to tea, and I wish that you might be coming to tea with them. ButWoolf, Virginiaher feminism;b6 if it can be arranged, I want them to come again when you are here, as I should very much like you to have the opportunity of talking with her.

IScripps College, Claremont;e7 have said nothing more about Scripps. It has been a great deal in my mind. But what is there more for me to say? Until, of course, I can talk the matter over with you – at the Escargots, or the Etoile, or in a Cotswold lane: where, I wonder? which?: it seems to be a point at which there is much more to say, but no more to write.

Now God bless you and tuck you up in Beaulieu, and send his sun to shine upon you there, and make you brown before I see you again.

Your loving & devoted

EnclosedFaith That Illuminates;a1 review'Religion and Literature';a3 of a book is I think uncritically favourable. Book itself consists of a collection of hasty lectures, my own as hastily prepared as any.11 Not important enough to burden your library with.

InHinkley, Susan Heywood (TSE's aunt, née Stearns);b6 return for yours, I enclose a letter from Susie. There is something pathetic in the cry ‘we like ourselves’! It is so very, very remote from reality.

1.DooneDoone, Rupertresigns from Mercury Theatre season;b5n to TSE, 18 Mar. 1935: ‘TyroneGuthrie, Tyronewithdraws from Mercury season;a2n Guthrie is unable to take any part in the proposed season. His next production has been advanced 2 weeks. This means that it will be impossible to find a producer of known goodness to give his services free as I should have to.

‘Three weeks rehearsals with as many as five plays to do would be impossible for me, even should the committee (I should say Yeats) perhaps would desire it. So I am afraid I have had to inform Ashley Dukes and others that I personally must retire from the scheme …

‘ThisYeats, William Butler ('W. B.')who records antipathy between TSE and;b2n means that I have given you enormous amount of trouble, for which I do apologise.’

Doone wrote by hand at the foot of this letter: ‘Yeats & Eliot did not get on well.’

SeeDukes, Ashleyapproaches Doone over Mercury Theatre season;a3n too Medley, Drawn from the Life: A Memoir: ‘Dukes had approached Rupert to join discussions with T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats, and Tyrone Guthrie about the possibilities of creating “a home for poetic drama” at the Mercury. It would be initiated by a season of plays possibly including Sweeney Agonistes, The Dance of Death and something by Yeats. However much respect Eliot and Yeats had for each other, there were disagreements. Eliot told Rupert after one meeting that he felt like “kicking Yeats downstairs”.’

See too Sidnell, Dances of Death, 120–3.

2.CompagnieSaint-Denis, Michel des Quinze: theatre production company organised by Michel Saint-Denis (nephew of Jacques Copeau), together with the playwright André Obey, at the Théatre du Vieux-Colombier, Paris, 1929–34.

3.David Alexander Robert Lindsay, Lord Balniel (1900–75).

4.ElenaSorabji, Cornelia Richmond invited TSE to meet Cornelia Sorabji (1866–1954) – barrister and prominent social reformer, and author of a book of reminiscences entitled India Calling – at their London home, 3 Sumner Place, S.W.7, on Fri., 29 Mar. Sorabji’s ‘Note re Orthodox Hindus and Protection for Religion’ lamented one specific aspect of the Report on the Indian Constitutional Reform, to the effect that the protection accorded to religion since 1858 (Queen Victoria’s Proclamation) would seem to have been deliberately withdrawn.

5.The American-born British politician Nancy, Viscountess Astor (1879–1964), Conservative MP, 1919–45, and wife of the politician and newspaper proprietor Waldorf Astor (1879–1952), is reported to have expressed anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic sentiments; and through the 1930s cultivated a positive rapprochement with the Nazi party in Germany.

6.In 1934, a handsome aristocratic officer of the Polish army, Col. Baron Georg von Sosnowski, made use of affairs with two secretaries at the Reichswehrministerium to gather documentary information about Germany’s Mobilisation and Attack Plan. Condemned for their treachery in passing state secrets to Poland, on 13 Feb. 1935 Benita von Falkenhayn and Renate von Natzmer were executed by decapitation in the grounds of the Ploetzensee Prison.

7.‘GermanyLeague of Nations;a1n and the Treaty: The French Appeal: A Matter Proper to The League’ (letter), The Times, 22 Mar. 1935, 17:

SirTreaty of Versaillesletter to The Times on;a2n, – May we express our regretful surprise at the leading article in which you condemn the action of the French Government in seeking to bring before the Council of the League of Nations the “flagrant” violation of the Treaty of Versailles by Germany? We had always supposed that the League was a body expressly created for the purpose of enabling any one of its members who felt themselves endangered by the action of any other member or of a State outside the League to call the attention of the other States members to the facts, and to discuss with them what, if any measure could be taken to avert danger. It cannot seriously be questioned that the reintroduction of conscription by Germany gives rise to general and acute uneasiness, and therefore that France, as the country with the best cause for uneasiness, is fully within her rights in bringing Germany’s action before the League.

Your leading article makes a series of assumptions very remarkable in a quarter where the public is accustomed to look for an expression of sensible and impartial views:-

(1)You assume that “the flagrant violation of a Treaty” is a matter of so little importance that it ought for all practical purposes to be condoned.

(2)You support this condonation because, unless it is forthcoming, you fear that Germany cannot be brought back to Geneva to make other agreements – the ultimate violation of which is also, no doubt, to be condoned for fear that she should leave again.

(3)You attach exclusive importance to the question whether the Treaty of Versailles was fair to Germany; but you totally omit the fact that Germany has torn up the Treaty in defiance of her acceptance of the London communiqué of February 3, and on the very eve of negotiations designed and calculated to amend the Treaty in her favour.

It is really a bewildering argument that the League must not speak of Germany, but that Germany can insult the League; that Germany is entitled, from all save a purely juridical standpoint, to create the strongest army in Europe under the undisputed control of a regime boasting itself to be revolutionary and ruthless, but that no Power is entitled to call the attention of the League to this fact; and that, in spite of Germany’s recent actions, the future policy of all countries should “depend on Germany’s word” and take no notice of her actions.

What is the meaning of Collective Security, what the meaning of the Covenant itself, if the Council is not the proper court of appeal when a treaty is flagrantly violated?

—————Your obedient servants,

—————Austen Chamberlain.

—————E. C. Grenfell.

—————Florence Horsbrugh.

—————G. Nicholson.

—————W. Ross Taylor.

House of Commons, March 21.

The Times followed with this response: ‘The leading article in question did not dispute Germany’s flagrant violation of the Treaty of Versailles or the right of France to bring it before the League Council. Still less did it suggest that Germany’s action should be condoned. What was questioned was the practical advantage of a formal appeal to the League of Nations at the very moment when the British Foreign Secretary is proceeding to Berlin on a mission of which one of the declared objects is to bring Germany back into the League.’

8.EdwardGrey, Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (1862–1933), Liberal statesman; Foreign Secretary, 1905–16; Ambassador to the USA, 1919–20; Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords, 1923–4.

9.‘enclosure policy’.

10.VivienFaber and Faber (F&F)VHE's appearances at;c7n EliotEliot, Vivien (TSE's first wife, née Haigh-Wood)harries F&F office;d9 had been applying to F&F for some months in an effort to find out more about TSE, if not to meet him. On Weds., 28 Mar. 1934, she recorded in her diary: ‘Then I telephoned Faber & Faber, and asked for Tom, at 3.30. Mr De la Mare’s secretary answered, & said there was a Committee & she cld. not ask him to come. I telephoned again at 5, & was told he had just gone. ISwan, Etheland VHE;a5 telephoned again at 6, spoke to Miss Swan. They were all very nice to me. So I shall go on.’ But it was only on 8 Mar. 1935 that she finally nerved herself to call at the publishers’ offices (accompanied by the young Franz Pfeiffer Culpin), as she recorded in her diary: ‘SoO'Donovan, Brigidwhom she deflects;a4n I saw dear Miss Swan, Tom’s secretary, Miss O’Donovan, a very nice, tired girl. We did not see Tom. They said he was not there & that he is very erratic. Tom never was erratic. He was the most regular of men, liking his meals at home, his Church, his club very seldom, & a most sweet & homely man. It is not right of Tom to refuse to come home. It is cruel, anti-social, anti-religious, anti-economic, untidy, stupid, un-moral, & in NO way excusable.’

On 9 Mar. Miss O’Donovan assured her that ‘all letters & communications do reach Tom, & that all pass through her hands’. Vivien went again to 24 Russell Square on 18 Mar.: ‘This time the Secretary, Miss O’Donovan, looked rather sick. I said, so Mr Eliot is not always here for Board Meetings? Then I said of course you know I shall have to keep on coming here -- & she said, “Of course it is for you to decide” & I said loudly “it is too absurd, I have been frightened away too long. I am his wife – .’

See O’Donovan’s memoir, ‘The Love Song of T. S. Eliot’s Secretary’, Confrontation (literary journal of Long Island University), no. 11 (Fall/Winter 1975); and Anne Ridler’s letter to the TLS, 13 Apr. 1984, which includes this comment: ‘While Eliot himself found Vivienne’s pursuit of him humiliating and agonizing, he never felt indifference to her pain.’

11.‘Religion and Literature, by T. S. Eliot’, in Faith that Illuminates, ed. V. A. Demant (published Mar. 1935), 29–54.

anti-Semitism, and Marie von Moritz, and Mosley, within TSE's racial hierarchy, in After Strange Gods, and Mosley's Albert Hall rally, and Nazi persecution in Vienna, and the prospect of immigration, and EP, in South Africa,
Astor, Nancy, Viscountess, invites TSE to Bernard Shaw lunch, reputedly pro-German, and the Abdication Crisis,
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.

Bell, George, Bishop of Chichester (earlier Dean of Canterbury), invites TSE to Chichester, to read 'Thoughts After Lambeth', Chichester visit described, consults TSE on extra-liturgical devotions, invites the Eliots for Whitsun, fancied for archbishopric, the Perkinses given introduction to, asks TSE to advise Archbishop, at anti-totalitarian church meeting, on Hitler's Germany, remains in Sweden after TSE, volunteers to guest-edit CNL, TSE's view of, convenes 'The Church and the Artist' conference, and Religious Drama Conference, as patron of the arts,

4.RtBell, George, Bishop of Chichester (earlier Dean of Canterbury) Revd George Bell, DD (1883–1958), Bishop of Chichester, 1929–58: 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.

Caetani, Marguerite (née Chapin), described for EH, potential guardian for VHE, and TSE's 1933 Paris trip, saga of unsettled debts, pedigree, and EH's trip to Rome, lacks definite nationality, and TSE's abortive Italian mission,

4.MargueriteCaetani, Marguerite (née Chapin) Caetani, née Chapin (1880–1963) – Princesse di Bassiano – literary patron and editor: see Biographical Register. LéliaCaetani, Lélia Caetani (1913–77), sole daughter, was to marry Hubert Howard (1908–87), a scion of the English Catholic House of Howard, who worked to preserve the Caetani heritage at Rome and at the castle of Sermoneta.

Canterbury Cathedral Festival, 1935, approaches TSE, unremunerative, abbreviated Murder offered to, TSE flirts with premiering Murder elsewhere, but settles on Canterbury, TSE reflects on,
Collis, Margot, at disastrous Mercury Theatre meeting, Yeats's weakness for,

3.MargotCollis, Margot Collis (1907–51) used her first married name, Collis, as an actor; her maiden name, Ruddock, as a poet. Michael J. Sidnell characterises her as ‘a beautiful, humourless woman with high artistic and intellectual ambitions, who had recently been the lessee, with her husband, of two provincial theatres. In September 1933 she had written to Yeats, out of the blue, to propose the foundation of a poets’ theatre. Yeats met her in London in October and became her lover. He decided that she had the beauty and the intellectual passion to be a great actor and began to execute her idea with gusto and with a view to advancing her career’ (Sidnell, Dances of Death, 266). See further Ah, Sweet Dancer: W. B. Yeats and Margot Ruddock: A Correspondence, ed. Roger McHugh (1970); Yeats, Uncollected Prose, ed, John P. Frayne and Colton Johnson, 501–6.

Culpin, Johanna ('Aunt Johanna', née Staengel), described, TSE's South Kensington neighbour, weekly chess opponent, 'tiring', reports Nazi horrors, her German refugees, whom TSE helps, quarrels with VHE, leaving for Germany, departure toasted with champagne, returned from Germany, taken to Murder, and TSE watch Show Boat, returns again to Germany, taken to the movies, and company taken to Escargot,
Daily Telegraph, now government mouthpiece, reviews Murder, schmoozed by TSE, reviews Family Reunion, reviews The Cocktail Party,
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.

Dukes, Ashley, described by Yeats to TSE, approaches Doone over Mercury Theatre season, lines up Mercury Murder revival, with which he is pleased, his ambitions for Murder, which Brace upsets, instructed as to Murder New York negotiations, hustling in New York, from where he reports, agrees about Speaight's decline, explains miscarriage of 1936 American production, at 100th performance of Murder, latest plans for Murder, revised plans for New York, dares to call TSE in morning, TSE's royalty arrangement with, policing pirate productions of Murder, discusses Murder's America rights, full of grand desgins, takes Browne into partnership, on Murder's Abdication Crisis resonance, among Family Reunion's first readers, plans for Murder, American Murder tour, against Family Reunion as title, pleased with Family Reunion fragment, sent full Family Reunion draft, lets EH down, consulted over Gielgud contract, on Gielgud and Family Reunion, negotiating with Saint-Denis, less persuaded by Family Reunion, optimistic on Family Reunion transfer, instructed on Family Reunion licensing, fields Orson Welles enquiry, suggests wartime Murder revival, which he mounts without consulting TSE, attempting season of miniature operas, submits theatrical reminiscences to TSE, and Murder film rights, book launch for memoirs, reports on TSE's continental productions, gives Garrick Club dinner for TSE, takes full control of Mercury, accompanies TSE to Germany, La Mandragola, The Scene is Changed, Too Many Twins,
see also Dukes, the

4.AshleyDukes, Ashley Dukes (1885–1959), theatre manager, playwright, critic, translator, adapter, author; from 1933, owner of the Mercury Theatre, London: see Biographical Register.

Dulac, Edmund, to assist Ashton's production of Yeats, and Yeats's Mercury Theatre season,

7.EdmundDulac, Edmund Dulac (1882–1953), French-born British book and magazine illustrator; designer.

Eliot, Vivien (TSE's first wife, née Haigh-Wood), takes a liking to EH, EH urged not to blame, relations with Charles Buckle, unbearable to holiday with, takes to Margaret Thorp, accompanies TSE to Poetry Bookshop, and 57 Chester Terrace, on TSE's religion, TSE declines invitations excluding, her driving, hosts various writers to tea, considers flat in Gordon Square, arranges large tea-party, as theatregoer, declares desire to make confession, taken to Eastbourne, recalls the Eliots' visit to Rodmell, Alida Monro reports on, in Alida Monro's opinion, falls out with Lucy Thayer, meets TSE for last time at solicitors, seeks TSE's whereabouts, haunts TSE in London, such that he forgoes the theatre, news of, inquires after Man Ray portrait, harries F&F office, on Mosley Albert Hall rally, dies, her funeral, Requiem Mass for, Theresa remembers, marriage to, TSE on entering into, alleged affair with Bertrand Russell, sexual relations, its morbidity, TSE on his own incapacity, its torments providential on reflection, in OM's opinion, its lessons, humiliating, TSE's father's reaction, unrecognised by TSE, to outsiders, TSE reflects on, painful yet stimulating, as an act of self-rupture, drug habits, sleeping draughts, in TSE's absence, 1926 bromidia delusions, mental state, childlike, benefits from active social life, compared to EH's mother's, at the Malmaison sanatorium, and dining in public, TSE's influence on, post-separation, the prospect of institutionalising, prompts institutionalisation crisis-meeting, and TSE's departure for America, against TSE going, adjusting to the prospect, might coordinate with a return to Malmaison, in denial as to, threatens to come, from which TSE tries to dissuade her, aggrieved at being left, possible arrangements in TSE's absence, still in denial as to, TSE dreads scene of departure, possibly beneficial to VHE, TSE describes the moment of departure, separation from, TSE, for and against, out of the question, obstructed by self-deception and responsibility, reasons for not having happened, Dr Miller's opinion on, contemplated, plotted, would necessitate TSE's sequestration, TSE encouraged in his determination, Alida Monro independently suggests, communication with solicitors on, TSE describes going through with, VHE's response before and after meeting at solicitors, impasse over financial settlement, which VHE misrepresents to friends, VHE in denial over, separation deed drawn up, which is yet unsigned, delayed by death of lawyer, general impasse, financial settlement put into force, complicated by VHE renewing lease on flat, efforts to retrieve TSE's property, which is eventually recovered, financial consequences, the possibility of divorcing, TSE's objections to, against what TSE symbolises, likened to Newman's conversion, in common and canon law, in Ada's opinion, how TSE's attitude might seem, would involve permanent division from Church, inimical to future TSE's happiness, her death, and Theresa on TSE remarrying, TSE's shifting response to, formerly wished for, EH reflects on,
Europe, and Henry James, through the 1930s, its importance for America, potentially inspired by FDR, in the event of war, seems more alive than America, the effects of war on, its post-war future, its post-war condition, the possibility of Federal Union, TSE's sense of duty towards,
Faber and Faber (F&F), TSE's office in, the garrulousness of publishing, refuge from home, in financial straits, future feared for, tranquil Saturday mornings at, TSE disenchanted with, hosts summer garden-party, as part of Bloomsbury, TSE considers 'home', VHE intrusion dreaded at, robbed, increases TSE's workload, TSE's editorial beat at, negotiate over Murder in the Cathedral, pay advance for Murder, VHE's appearances at, and Duff Cooper's Haig, 'blurbs' for, commission new letterhead from Eric Gill, give Ivy lunch for Dukes, TSE as talent-spotter and talent-counsellor, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, mark TSE's 50th birthday, and the prospect of war, and closing The Criterion, lose Morley to America, on war footing, war ties TSE to, fire-watching duties at, wartime bookbinding issues, advertisements to write for, Picture Post photographs boardroom, offices damaged by V-1, consider moving to Grosvenor Place, lunch at Wednesday board-meetings, Christmas staff party,
Faith That Illuminates,
Family Reunion, The, and TSE as Orestes, plot sought for, progress stalled, referred to as 'Orestes play', written against countdown to war, should be artistically a stretch, plot still not settled on, begun, compared to Murder, TSE on writing, described (mid-composition), and Gunn's Carmina Gadelica, described to GCF, EH questions Harry's entrance, draft read to Martin Brownes, projected autumn 1938 production, depletes TSE, and Mourning Becomes Electra, its Greek inheritance, alternatively 'Follow the Furies', first draft promised to EH, as inspired by Tenebrae, being rewritten, work suspended till summer, fair copy being typed, waiting on Browne and Dukes, 'Follow the Furies' quashed by EH, aspires to be Chekhovian, Dukes keen to produce, criticised by Martin Browne, under revision, submitted to EH's theatrical wisdom, for which TSE credits her, possible John Gielgud production, Gielgud-level casting, Browne's final revisions, with the printers, Henry loaned draft, Donat and Saint-Denis interested, in proof, progress towards staging stalled, Saint-Denis interest tempered, possible Tyrone Guthrie production, possible limited Mercury run, its defects, publication scheduled, first draft sent to EH, Michael Redgrave interested in, March 1939 Westminster Theatre production, waits on terms, rehearsals for, which are photographed, opening night contemplated without EH, last-minute flutters, opening night, reception, coming off, TSE's final visit to, Dukes bullish on New York transfer, EH spurs TSE's reflections on, and Otway's Venice Preserv'd, American reception, and Orson Welles, F&F's sales, 1940 American production, Henry harps on the personal aspect, its cheerfulness, EH acknowledges part in, 1943 ADC production, in Dadie Rylands's hands, described, certain lines expressing TSE's frustrations, EH discusses with pupils, plays in Zurich, 1946 Birmingham production, 1946 Mercury revival, rehearsals for, opening night, TSE attends again in company, Spanish translation of, VHE's death calls to mind, its deficiencies, BBC Gielgud broadcast version, first aired, to be repeated, goes nominally with The Cocktail Party, Swedish National Theatre production, compared to Cocktail Party, EH's response to, more 'personal' than Cocktail Party, performed in Göttingen, 1950 Düsseldorf production, 1953 New York production vetoed, 1956 Phoenix Theatre revival, described, Peter Brook congratulated on, Martin Browne seeks MS of,
France, TSE's Francophilia shared by Whibley, TSE dreams of travelling in, synonymous, for TSE, with civilisation, the Franco-Italian entente, over Portugal, TSE awarded Légion d’honneur, subsequently elevated from chevalier to officier, TSE describes a typical French reception, Switzerland now favoured over, French cuisine, French culture, Exhibition of French Art 1200–1900, French painting, compared to English culture, French language, tires TSE to speak, TSE hears himself speaking, TSE dreads speaking in public, and TSE's false teeth, French politics, French street protest, England's natural ally, post-Versailles, post-war Anglo-French relations, French theatre, the French, more blunt than Americans, as compared to various other races, Paris, TSE's 1910–11 year in, EH pictured in, its society larger than Boston's, TSE's guide to, Anglo-French society, strikes, TSE dreads visiting, post-war, the Riviera, TSE's guide to, the South, fond 1919 memories of walking in, Limoges in 1910, Bordeaux,
Germany, and The Road Back, and Triumphal March, needs to cooperate with Britain and France, and TSE's Lloyds war-work, TSE listening to speeches from, its actresses, and its Jewish population, in light of Versailles, Oldham reports on religious resistance in, remilitarises the Rhineland, its territorial ambitions under Hitler, Germans compared to Austrians, under Nazism, Duncan-Jones on religious persecution in, German conduct in warfare, Germans compared to Swedes, TSE's post-war sense of duty to, TSE diagnoses its totalitarian slide, TSE urges renewed cultural relations with, TSE on visiting,
Grey, Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, responsible for botching Versailles,

8.EdwardGrey, Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (1862–1933), Liberal statesman; Foreign Secretary, 1905–16; Ambassador to the USA, 1919–20; Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords, 1923–4.

Guthrie, Tyrone, counsels Doone against Yeats's Mercury Theatre season, withdraws from Mercury season, fellow-speaker at Group Theatre fundraising event, considers Old Vic Family Reunion, and Wolfit's Tamburlaine,

10.TyroneGuthrie, Tyrone Guthrie (1900–71), theatre and opera director; later instrumental in the founding of the Stratford Festival of Canada and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hayward, John, in TSE's thumbnail description, his condition and character, what TSE represents to, VHE complains about TSE to, TSE's new chess-playing neighbour, meets EH over tea, hosts TSE, GCF and de la Mare, on EH, on EH (to TSE), gives TSE cigars for Christmas, calls EH TSE's 'sister', and the Dobrées on Boxing Day, and TSE play a prank on guests, backstage at The Times, taken for walk, on Jenny de Margerie, Empson, TSE and Sansoms call on, evening with Spender, Jennings and, exchanges Christmas presents with TSE, exchanges rare books with TSE, sends luxuries to convalescent TSE, TSE's only regular acquaintance, dines with TSE and Camerons, lent Williams's Cranmer, accompanied to the Fabers' party, hosts discussion about Parisian Murder, inspects French translation of Murder, and TSE's Old Buffers' Dinner, gives TSE bath-mitts, given wine for Christmas, one of TSE's dependents, at Savile Club Murder dinner, Empson takes TSE on to see, possible housemate, in second line of play-readers, walked round Earl's Court, and Bradfield Greek play, and TSE drive to Tandys, and TSE give another party, corrects TSE's Anabase translation, watches television with TSE, Christmas Day with, introduced to Djuna Barnes, meets Christina Morley, walk round Brompton Cemetery with, Hyde Park excursion with, moving house, at his birthday-party, honoured at F&F, displaced to the Rothschilds, where TSE visits him, among TSE's closest friends, his conversation missed, the prospect of Christmas without, excursions to Cambridge to visit, 'my best critic', gives TSE American toilet-paper, helps TSE finish Little Gidding, possible post-war housemate, protector of TSE's literary remains, foreseeably at Merton Hall, discusses plays with TSE, flat-hunting with, and Carlyle Mansions, his furniture, installed at Carlyle Mansions, further handicapped without telephone, undermines TSE's aura of poetic facility, irritates except in small doses, helps with adjustment of TSE's OM medal, at the Brighton Cocktail Party, hounded by Time, quid pro quo with TSE, arranges first-night party for Cocktail Party, arranges Confidential Clerk cast dinner, and TSE's Selected Prose, and TSE entertained by Yehudi Menuhin,

11.JohnHayward, John Davy Hayward (1905–65), editor and critic: see Biographical Register.

Hinkley, Susan Heywood (TSE's aunt, née Stearns), reports on I. A. Richards, writes to TSE about Hugh Walpole, delighted at Dear Jane's acceptance, retails TSE with ex-son-in-law's adulteries, possibly more perceptive than Eleanor, Eleanor's success might improve, at the second Norton lecture, TSE's occasional poem for, sympathises with TSE over separation, shares family drama with TSE, as correspondent, impediment to intimacy with Eleanor, eventually repelled Ada, reports daughter's reaction to Murder, writes innocently boastful letter, indifferent to war, writes in daughter's stead, in Ada's memory, overbearing mother, 'wambling', dependent on Eleanor,
see also Hinkleys, the
League of Nations, cause of Italian resentment, TSE against in principle, responsible for the Abyssinia Crisis,
Lindsay, David Alexander Robert, 28th Earl of Crawford (styled Lord Balniel),

11.TSELindsay, David Alexander Robert, 28th Earl of Crawford (styled Lord Balniel) was the guest of David Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford (1900–75) – politician, landowner, and patron of the arts – who was Rector of St Andrews University, 1952–5. Educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford, Lindsay had been a Unionist MP, 1924–40; a Trustee of the Tate Gallery, 1932–7; National Gallery, 1935–41, 1945–52, 1953–60; British Museum, 1940–73; and a member of the Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries, 1937–52. In addition, he was Chair of the Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland, 1952–72; the Royal Fine Arts Commission, 1943–57; and the Trustees of the National Gallery of Scotland, 1944. His seat was Balcarres House, nr. Colinsburgh, in the East Neuk of Fife.

MacDonald, J. Ramsay, spotted at the Athenaeum, reputedly anti-German,
Mercury Theatre, London, Yeats proposes season at, from the outside, possible Murder premiere at, season in financial straits, stage too small for Doone, to stage Murder revival, rehearsal at, Murder coming off at, hard to imagine Murder beyond, Dukes proposes new Mercury Theatre, Martin Browne's York Nativity Play, presents The Ascent of F6, Murder in re-rehearsal at, possible venue for Family Reunion, Dukes's La Mandragola, new Murder revival at, attempts season of miniature operas, 'initimate opera' at, its French equivalent, hosts New Plays by Poets, and 1946 Family Reunion revival, Martin Browne's proposal to stage revue at, presents Saroyan play, graced with royal visit, staging Playboy of the Western World, possible destination for Cocktail Party,
Morley, Christina (née Innes), and country life, at Joyce dinner in Paris, taken to theatre in Morley's absence, again to Love for Love, knits TSE socks, her Celtic temperament, therefore special affinity with Donald, sleeping at Donald's school, as tennis-player, falls asleep at wheel, entertained at The Berkeley, accompanies TSE to Three Sisters, taken to meet JDH, accompanies TSE to Bulgakov's White Guard, brings Morley boys along to Shakespeare, faced with departure for America, America's effect on, sends Ada's New York Times obituary, TSE writes letter of condolence to, for which she thanks him, in Cambridge,
see also Morleys, the
Morley, Donald, TSE on, model yacht sought for, pleased with TSE's present, after a term of school, close to mother's Celtic soul, masters his urge to pester TSE, given tennis-racket, improved by school, bought model car for Christmas, treated in Ramsgate, taken to Shakespeare, wants to be a pilot,
see also Morleys, the

2.JohnMorley, Donald Donald Innes Morley (b. 15 Mar. 1926).

Murder in the Cathedral, idea for initially suggested by Laurence Irving, offered to Martin Browne, St. Thomas as TSE's muse, TSE on writing, tentatively, 'The Archbishop Murder Case', uncertainties over title, currently 'Fear in the Way', which proves unpopular, TSE on rewriting, title settled on, final revisions for printer, tentatively critiqued by EH, and EH on TSE as dramatist, chorus copied for EH, Virginia Woolf's aspersions on, the form of its choruses, defended from obscurity, did not test TSE's plotting, book-sales to-date, $1,000 offered for American rights, pays for 1936 American trip, Italian and Hungarian rights sold, and Whiggery, Savile Club dinner to celebrate, compared to next play, discrepancies of Canterbury Text, Martin Browne's initial response to, TSE recognised as author of, TSE on its cheerful title, EH on, abandoned Mercury Theatre premiere, suggested by Yeats and Doone, in the offing, and Doone's response to first draft, EH requested at, imperilled, text copied for Yeats, 1935 Canterbury Festival production, in rehearsal, opening night, reception, final performance, and EH's response, 1935–6 Mercury Theatre revival, Martin Browne pushing for, in rehearsal, which EH attends, compared to Canterbury original, at the box-office, its 100th performance, still running, proposed tour to end, 1936 BBC radio version, BBC bid to produce, broadcast fixed, BBC memo on, in rehearsal, TSE on, abortive 1936 New York transfer, Dukes visits America to arrange, blighted by Brace's actions, quashed by Federal Theatre production, its usurper founders, deferred to autumn, unsolicited 1936 New York production, licensed by Brace, to be directed by Rice, seemingly withdrawn, Rice resigns from, delights EH and Eleanor Hinkley, TSE sent press-cuttings for, EH reports on, TSE speculates as to textual discrepancies, attended by Eleanor Roosevelt, extended and potentially expanded, TSE to the Transcript on, may predispose immigration authorities favourably in future, royalties from, 1936 University College, Dublin student production, described by TSE, rumoured Australian and American productions, 1936 Gate Theatre touring production, TSE's long-held wish, scheduled, 1936 touring production, due at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge, as it was played in Cambridge, 1936 America pirate production, 1937 Duchess Theatre West End transfer, date fixed for, announced in Times, dress-rehearsal attended, reception, reviewed, royalties, still playing, ticket sales pick up, coming to an end, receives royal visit, 1937 touring production, scheduled post-Duchess, beginning in Leeds, then Manchester, going strong, 1937 Harvard University production, 1937 Amherst College production, singled out for praise, 1937 Old Vic production, touring production arrived at, in rehearsal, 1937 Tewkesbury Drama Festival production, 1938 American tour, projected for January 1937, said date seconded by Dukes, deferred to September 1937, confirmed again by Dukes, pre-tour dates in Golders Green, then Liverpool, opening in Boston in January, over which EH is consulted, tour itinerary, Family Reunion keeps TSE from, preparatory re-rehearsal for, pre-crossing Liverpool dates, EH's judgement desired, EH reports on first night, reviewed in The Times, EH sends New York cuttings, prematurely transferred to New York, Dukes reports on, Westminster Cathedral Hall charity performance, 1940 Latham Mercury revival, revival suggested in rep with Family Reunion, wartime modern-dress production suggested, ambushes TSE, in rehearsal, first night, reviewed, Browne's wartime Pilgrim Players' adaptation, Hoellering film, Hoellering's initial approach made, Hoellering's vision for, TSE adapting for screen, reconnoitre of Canterbury for, casting Becket, recording made for, development process described to NYT, non-actor found for Becket, screenings of Groser, set-dressing, screening, approaching release, still in the edit, final screening, and Venice Film Festival, seeking distribution, soon to premiere, opens, initial reception, circulating in shortened version, 1945 Théâtre du Vieux Colombier production, compared to Martin Browne's, royalties, apparently a hit, reviewed, reaches 150 performances, Fluchère's involvement, 1946 German production, 1947 Edinburgh Festival production, 1948 Milton Academy production, 1949 broadcast, 1949 Berlin production, politically resonant, 1952 University of Rennes, Grand Théâtre abridgment, 1952 Théatre National Populaire production, 1953 Old Vic revival, waiting on Donat, TSE on, 1954 Harvard production,
O'Donovan, Brigid, succeeds Tacon Gilbert, TSE's first impressions of, instructed how to deal with VHE, whom she deflects, books TSE tickets to Gondoliers, mislays correspondence, approaches TSE with spiritual difficulties, on holiday in Spain, whence she returns by destroyer, considers career move, moves to the BBC, supplanted in role at F&F, TSE in bad odour with, 'pugnacious',

3.BrigidO'Donovan, Brigid O’Donovan, TSE’s secretary from Jan. 1935 to Dec. 1936: see Biographical Register.

Oldham, Joseph, lunches with TSE, convenes discussion of contemporary Christianity, at the Unemployment Conference, éminence grise in Council for Life and Work, hearing improved, spearheading anti-Nazi Church movement, puts TSE up to BBC talk, sent TSE's Revelation contribution, which he prizes, organises Lambeth Council, initiates 'Moot', and the Moot, first Moot meeting, bewails mankind, anointed reader of Boutwood Lectures, founds new wartime committee, which meets, sent drafts for CNL, as editor of CNL, views diverge from those of TSE, pleased with TSE's education supplement, needs holiday, convenes education group meeting, propagates yet another religious body, his style, to meet Michael Roberts, Church, Community and State,
see also Oldhams, the

8.JosephOldham, Joseph (‘Joe’) Houldsworth Oldham (1874–1969), missionary, adviser, organiser: see Biographical Register.

'Religion and Literature',
Richmond, Elena, interests TSE in Hindu cause, home-hunting for TSE in Hampshire,
see also Richmonds, the
Saint-Denis, Michel, counsels Doone against Mercury venture, has proposal for TSE, his Three Sisters, his White Guard, interested in Family Reunion, negotiating with Dukes, his Twelfth Night, his Family Reunion interest checked,

2.CompagnieSaint-Denis, Michel des Quinze: theatre production company organised by Michel Saint-Denis (nephew of Jacques Copeau), together with the playwright André Obey, at the Théatre du Vieux-Colombier, Paris, 1929–34.

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,
Sorabji, Cornelia, appeals to TSE, going blind, runs into bus, verses for her Red Cross Book,

4.ElenaSorabji, Cornelia Richmond invited TSE to meet Cornelia Sorabji (1866–1954) – barrister and prominent social reformer, and author of a book of reminiscences entitled India Calling – at their London home, 3 Sumner Place, S.W.7, on Fri., 29 Mar. Sorabji’s ‘Note re Orthodox Hindus and Protection for Religion’ lamented one specific aspect of the Report on the Indian Constitutional Reform, to the effect that the protection accorded to religion since 1858 (Queen Victoria’s Proclamation) would seem to have been deliberately withdrawn.

Swan, Ethel, Peter du Sautoy's tribute to, profiled, Cocktail Party inscribed to, and VHE, her gym routine, notably unphotographed by Picture Post, 'une âme pure', a 'saved soul', shares TSE's birthday-cake,

2.EthelSwan, Ethel Swan, a Faber & Gwyer ‘pioneer’, joined the firm on 12 Oct. 1925, as telephonist and receptionist, retiring in 1972 after 47 years. PeterSwan, EthelPeter du Sautoy's tribute to;a2n du Sautoy reported in 1971: ‘These duties she still performs with admirable skill and charm … SheJoyce, Jameson the phone to the F&F receptionist;c1n has an amazing memory for voices and it is certain that if James Joyce were to return to earth to telephone a complaint (he called us “Feebler and Fumbler”) she would say “Good morning, Mr Joyce” before he could introduce himself, as if he had previously been telephoning only yesterday. Many a visiting author or publisher from overseas has felt more kindly towards Faber & Faber as a result of Miss Swan’s friendly recognition’ (‘Farewell, Russell Square’, The Bookseller no. 3410 [1 May 1971], 2040).

Times, The, no longer reliable, no longer government mouthpiece, 'Eclipse of the Highbrow' controversy, reviews The Cocktail Party,
Treaty of Versailles, TSE on, letter to The Times on, and Germany's subsequent violations, Keynes's book on, and Hitler's remilitarisation of the Rhineland, Hitler inveighs against,
Universal Christian Council for Life and Work, TSE asked to advise Archbishop of Canterbury over, meeting to discuss,
Westminster Theatre, The, London, The Moon in the Yellow River, presents Uncle Vanya, presents Volpone, their Volpone versus Phoenix Society's, presents Troilus and Cressida, and The Family Reunion, presents Distant Point: A Soviet Play,
Wolfe, Humbert, a poetaster, intercedes for Jan Culpin's refugee, at Red Cross do,

5.HumbertWolfe, Humbert Wolfe (1885–1940) – originally Umberto Wolff (the family became British citizens in 1891, and he changed his name in 1918) – poet, satirist, critic, civil servant. The son of Jewish parents (his father was German, his mother Italian), he was born in Bradford (where his father was in a wool business), and went to the Grammar School there. A graduate of Wadham College, Oxford, he worked at the Board of Trade and the Ministry of Labour, and spent time as UK representative at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva. He found fame with Requiem (1927), and in 1930 was mooted as a successor to Robert Bridges as Poet Laureate. He edited over forty books of verse and prose, and wrote many reviews. See Philip Bagguley, Harlequin in Whitehall: A Life of Humbert Wolfe, Poet and Civil Servant, 1885–1940 (1997).

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

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

Woolfs, the, at Clive Bell's for lunch, TSE's dearest London friends, company compared to that of Christians, host TSE and Elizabeth Bowen to tea, Rodmell described, closer to TSE than to VHE, visited on TSE's 1933 return, refreshingly childless, amazed by TSE's appearance, and Tomlin dine with TSE, Keynes and TSE dine with, TSE's Bloomsbury weekend with, described in their Tavistock Square domain, have TSE for tea, TSE dines with, and TSE argue about honours, compared to the de la Mares, host TSE for weekend, abandon London for Sussex, where they invite TSE, TSE's Sussex stay with, on their return from Sussex, host TSE, give dinner without mentioning war, TSE plans to visit in Sussex, 52 Tavistock Square bombed,
Yeats, William Butler ('W. B.'), known to TSE from 1916, at OM's tea-party, TSE to lunch with, TSE lectures on, gets away with more 'poetic' prose, discusses theatre companies, and abortive Mercury Theatre season, on Sweeney Agonistes, on Rupert Doone, TSE loyal to despite Doone, who records antipathy between TSE and, Murder copied out for, meeting up with TSE, and TSE discuss 'modern' poetry, presses Dorothy Wellesley on TSE, defended at UCD, qua writer of prose, in TSE's view, yet to master dramatic verse, TSE wonders how to mourn, stimulates East Coker, and 'Yeats', TSE unveils Woburn Walk plaque, At the Hawk's Well, Purgatory, Resurrection,

4.W. B. YeatsYeats, William Butler ('W. B.') (1865–1939), Irish poet and playwright: see Biographical Register.