[240 Crescent St., Northampton, Mass.]

T. S.Eliot
The Criterion
9 November 1936
My dearest Girl, my Emily,

I had a very unlucky week: I was engaged every evening until Friday and then discovered that there was no boat until tomorrow. It is the Queen Mary, so I trust you will get this by to-day week, and meanwhile I shall send you a wire to account for the vacancy. And I shall try to get in another note later in the week to catch the Bremen on Saturday, butCambridge Literary Society'The Idiom of Modern Verse';a2 I have got to be in Cambridge on Friday night to talk to the English Club there (as I spoke to the English Club at Oxford a year ago – you were still here a year ago).

IMorleys, the;i3 went to the Morleys for a short weekend, as I had to take office duty on Saturday morning, and even that was broken by another labour of love – on both our parts – wheels within wheels – weTandys, themove to new Hampton home;a6 had to motor over to Hampton on Sunday evening for a small house warming party of the Tandys’, who have moved into a much nicer house, an old one, the previous was rather squalid, not very far from where they were before. The Tandys are people whose pathos can be borne when they are by themselves, because they are very nice and intelligent and sensitive, but when they are multiplied by their few odd and end pathetic friends their pathos is almost unendurable. We have [sc. had] to leave Lingfield too early for supper, and supped standing up in a small crowded dining room at the Tandys off mutton pies and sausages on toothpicks, bread and cheese and draught beer, and it did not agree with us; especially as we lost our way coming and were both ways in rain and fog: and got back to Pikes Farm at about 1.30. I had rather a disturbed night and bilious attacks for several days later; andMorley, Christina (née Innes)falls asleep at wheel;b2 on Monday Christina was so tired that she fell asleep driving the car (I only know this from them, of course) and smashed it in a ditch. OnBurns, Tombrings David Jones to dinner;a5 Monday I had to dine with Tom Burns (the head of the R. C. book department of Longmans’) andJones, DavidTSE's first impressions of;a1 a friend of his, a little Welsh painter named David Jones, whoJones, DavidIn Parenthesis;a5 has written a rather remarkable book, in a sort of prose that is nearly verse, about his regiment in the War, and a good deal of the Mabinogeon [sc. Mabinogion] and Morte D’Arthur too, which we are going to publish, and of which I have just written the advertisement: that was pleasant.1 OnCattaui, Georgestranslates Murder badly;a7 TuesdayHayward, Johninspects French translation of Murder;f6 Id'Erlanger, Émile Beaumonttranslates Murder badly;a1 dined with John and spent most of the evening going through with him a very bad translation of ‘Murder’ into French by Georges Cattaui (Egyptian Jew)2 and Emile d’Erlanger (English Jew and Portuguese baron)3 which appears to be a very bad translation into very bad French (I have written to both about it to-day, saying that it will not do). OnMorley, Frank Vigor;g2 WednesdayBrace, Idaa 'red hot momma';a1, when I hoped to have a free evening, and would have written to you, I was summoned by Morley to dine with them and Ida Brace. Now as her husband Donald Brace is my New York publisher, and as also Frank is his London agent (this is confidential) I felt that I owed it to Brace and also to Morley. It was rather painful. Ida Brace is a blonde of decidedly over fifty, of the type which I believe was known as the red hot momma: at any rate she suddenly calls one Darling and begins to stroke one’s face. This is, however, merely a social convention and has no further significance: she seems a good honest soul, if expensive and with a great capacity for alcohol. ButLittle Theatre, London;a1 youBax, CliffordThe King and Mistress Shore;a1 will understand that it was fatiguing, and as she had to leave us to go to a dress rehearsal of The King and Mistress Shore (by Clifford Bax, I understand from the Times review a failure)4 I was glad (after an hour in the news-reel with the Morleys) to get to bed. OnTandys, thehost TSE for Guy Fawkes night;a7 Thursday something still more fatiguing: a bus journey out to Hampton to have the fireworks of Guy Fawkes Day with the Tandy family. I had cried off going for that walking tour in Suffolk with him this last weekend (though I should like to have done, and the weather was favourable, but I had too much work on hand) so I could not avoid the Guy Fawkes childrens’ party. I brought some fireworks, but Richard said ‘have you got any rockets?’ and of course I had no rockets, because they were supposed to be dangerous, and so I had not thought of them. However, there are all sorts of cheap and harmless fireworks for children which did not exist in my time, and we had any amount of Catharine [sic] wheels, and somebody produced a set piece called Devil-among-the-tailors,5 which would have been magnificent if it had not tipped over and shot off into the grass, and the party went off without tears, and no child was damaged. Then on Friday I came home with relief and was going to write to you, but the Times appointed no boat until tomorrow: so I didn’t write, but went to bed early and slept late. And on Saturday I worked all the morning on my paper for the Cambridge English Club; andreading (TSE's)MS of German gunman in Chicago;f2 in the afternoon read a manuscript, described as urgent, in German by a German who had been a gunman in Chicago, about his subsequent career, and wrote a report on it, andDawson, Christopherencouraged to expand Christianity and Sex;a4 had Christopher Dawson to tea at the Club, and discussed with him the possibility of a book based on his pamphlet Christianity and Sex.6 AndSt. Stephen's Church, Gloucester Roadchurchwarding at;a5 Sunday as usual, taken up with services and counting coins; butMacNeice, LouisGroup Theatre production of Agamemnon;a1 afterMacNeice, LouisAgamemnon;a9 the evening service I hurried off to see a performance of Louis McNeice’s [sic] translation of the Agamemnon by the Group Theatre.7 A good translation (published by Faber and Faber)8 butGroup Theatreits clichés;b2 a mixed production: asShakespeare, WilliamTimon of Athens;d1 youMurdocks, thetaken to Timon of Athens;a5Murdock, Kenneth B.Murdocks, the might expect, after seeing TIMON (with the Murdocks) – do you remember – you had to have the light turned on in the taxi so I could help you to button up the neck of your dress on the way to the Queen’s Restaurant in Sloane Square) there was a totally irrelevant ballet (‘choreography by Rupert Doone’) and the Chorus of Old Men had very poor voices, and occasionally burst into song, like the old man in the Bois de Boulong,9 which I thought was wrong – andBennett, Vivienneas Cassandra in Agamemnon;a1 Cassandra (Miss Vivienne Bennett) was very much like Ophelia with a catch in her voice and a hey nonny nonny which is all wrong for a violent woman possessed by a god or devil which is what Cassandra is. AndCocteau, JeanLa Machine infernale;a6 ICocteau, Jeanas interpreter of Greek drama;a5 decided that Greek drama simply can’t be put on the modern stage – half modernised and half fake antique (not the traditional fake antique of Praxiteles and Winckelmann but the equally fake antique of art – why Cretan) but that the method of Jean Cocteau in La Machine infernale is the right one: because if we are to put up with long speeches and long choruses they can’t be translations.

AlsoWhitworth, Phyllisfundraising for the Group Theatre;a1, onGroup TheatreTSE speaks at fundraiser for;b1 MondayGuthrie, Tyronefellow-speaker at Group Theatre fundraising event;a3 weekWhitworth, Geoffreyhosts Group Theatre fundraiser;a2 I had to go to a sherry party at Geoffrey Whitworth’s and make a little speech on behalf of the Group Theatre – followed by Tyrone Guthrie.10 I only did it because I knew that if I didn’t my absence would be construed as my surrender to the commercial theatre: thatMurder in the Cathedral1937 Duchess Theatre West End transfer;e8reviewed;a4n is, the production of ‘Murder’ at the Duchess Theatre. (IDaily Telegraphreviews Murder;a2 enclose three reviews: I agree with the censures, about the chorus, and the electric candles – there are too many candles. ThereCarroll, Sydney W.reviews Murder;a1 has been a much more ‘selling’ article in the Telegraph since by one Sydney Carroll, who I believe is a producer himself.11 I have not yet heard the results of the first week. ButMurder in the CathedralItalian and Hungarian rights sold;c5 Dukes had just written to say that the play is to be performed in Budapesth, in that language, before long, and we have been paid for it. He has also sold the Italian rights, but it is uncertain whether the play will be done in that country. It would seem especially queer if it was).

Now the time is getting short. I must post this letter in fifteen minutes. I was glad to hear from you after you had had one letter from me, but until there is a more regular exchange – for evidently we both have had very little time – I shall not feel really in communication with you. But I keep having pictures of you arriving at PLYMOUTH, and of me coming out on the tender to meet you (I have bought a new black soft hat – did I tell you – which you will have to accept because it is exactly like what all correct people wear in London at present – and perhaps I shall have a new suit and will have it to go with the BLUE tie) in July – or preferably June: IWorld Conference of Churches, 1937TSE's address to;a1 hope it will not be while I have to be (from the middle of July) at Oxford for the Conference on Church Community and State, but I hope you will have me down to Campden for the weekends between the conference. And my Dear, you are close to me when I go to sleep and when I wake; and I think of you every day going through your day in Northampton as I go through mine in London, and I long for you and need you always. So

to my Emilie from her Tom

1.DavidJones, David Jones (1895–1974), poet and painter. Thomas Dilworth, David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet (2017), 191: ‘Jones and Eliot were seeing more of each other. In the summer of 1936, at dinner with Eliot and others, Jones had liked him “a great lot”.’

In Parenthesis, by David Jones, was to be published on 10 June 1937.

TSE’sJones, DavidIn Parenthesis;a5 undated reader’s report (Sept. 1936) on In Parenthesis:

The Committee is not to think that it can escape the necessity for re-reading this book by relying on my opinion. That is to say that although I found this book quite fascinating, it is definitely not a one-man opinion book, whether mine or anyone else’s. I should certainly recommend it if I thought that it had any chance of paying for itself, but a book dealing with Flanders between December 1915 and July 1916 in a kind of prose which is frequently on the edge of verse is hardly likely to be popular at the present time. What makes the book interesting is not so much its documentation, which seems pretty good, subject to G.C.F.’s correction. The interest is rather in the refraction through a rather odd personality. ThereKipling, Rudyardset next to David Jones;a3n are things about the book which give it somewhat the same kick that you get from something by Kipling, and I almost think that Kipling himself might have liked it. I don’t mean that it is full of ordinary jingo or empire sentiment, but that the author has a kind of sense of history and a sort of sense of glory in the relation of races which is somewhat Kiplingesque. F.V.M. ought to be pleased by the constant recurrence to the Arthurian Cycle, and the author really succeeds in presenting a genuine poetic aspect of Welshness. But I haven’t the slightest notion whether what I see in the book is really there, or if it is there, whether it will reach more than a few people. But the references to Welsh literature are extremely effective. I recommend the book for serious consideration.

JonesJones, Davidthanks TSE for dinner;a2n to TSE, 19 Nov. 1936:

Thank you so much for my typescript returned.

I did so much enjoy yr coming to dinner that night at Tom Burns & I do hope we may meet again when I am in London.

I am glad to have the mss back for making final corrections – one feels one would like to work on a thing, not for four or five, but for 20 or 30 years, before its publication!

I was more pleased than I can say that you found something to like in it – there is much that I’m doubtful about.

I hope we meet again.

TSE’sJones, DavidIn Parenthesis;a5 blurb (first published in Faber Spring Books 1937, 28) reads:

David Jones is already well known as a painter and draughtsman: he will be known equally as a writer. This is the record of a period between December 1915 and July 1916; it is not a “war book” so much as a distillation of the essence of war books, and in particular it is the chanson de gestes of the Cockney and the Welsh and the Welsh Cockney in the Great War, men and ghosts, and behind them the shadows of all their ancestors who fought and toiled and died in the Britain of the Celt and of the Saxon. Having said this, we may describe the book as an early epic: one of the strangest, most sombre and most exciting books that we have published.

SeeJones, DavidIn Parenthesis;a5 too ‘A Note of Introduction’ (1961):

In Parenthesis was first published in London in 1937. I am proud to share the responsibility for that first publication. On reading the book in typescript I was deeply moved. I then regarded it, and I still regard it, as a work of genius …

WhenPound, Ezraof TSE and David Jones's generation;b9n In Parenthesis is widely enough known – as it will be in time – it will no doubt undergo the same sort of detective analysis and exegesis as the later work of James Joyce and the Cantos of Ezra Pound. It is true that In Parenthesis and David Jones’s later and equally remarkable work The Anathemata, are provided by the author with notes; but author’s notes (as is illustrated by The Waste Land) are no prophylactic against interpretation and dissection; they merely provide the serious researcher with more material to interpret and dissect. TheJoyce, Jamesand David Jones;d3n work of David Jones has some affinity with that of James Joyce (both men seem to me to have the Celtic ear for the music of words) and with the later work of Ezra Pound, and with my own. I stress the affinity, as any possible influence seems to me slight and of no importance. DavidJones, Davidas TSE and EP's contemporary;a3n Jones is a representative of the same literary generation as Joyce and Pound and myself, if four men born between 1882 and 1895 can be regarded as of the same literary generation. David Jones is the youngest, and the tardiest to publish. The lives of all of us were altered by that War, but David Jones is the only one to have fought in it.

2.Georges Cattaui (1896–1974), Egyptian-born (scion of aristocratic Alexandrian Jews, and a cousin of Jean de Menasce) French diplomat and writer; his works include T. S. Eliot (1958), Constantine Cavafy (1964), Proust and his metamorphoses (1973). TSE was to write to E. R. Curtius, 21 Nov. 1947: ‘I received the book by Cattaui [Trois poetes: Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot (1947)] and must say that I found what he had to say about myself slightly irritating. There are some personal details which are unnecessary and which don’t strike me as in the best taste.’

3.Emiled'Erlanger, Émile Beaumont B. (Beaumont) d’Erlanger (1866–1939), of the banking family.

4.‘Little Theatre: “The King and Mistress Shore”,’ The Times, 9 Nov. 1936, 14: ‘This is an episodic narrative of the life of Jane Shore from her first meeting King Edward IV until her ruin under the Protectorship of Richard. Though Mr Bax has carefully decorated the earlier passages of his tale with romantic incident […] the play has little genuine momentum until after Edward’s death, when misfortune gives to Miss Joan Maude [as Jane Shore] and to Mr Bax an opportunity to reveal Jane’s character.’

5.‘Devil-among-the-tailors’ is a firework consisting of four candles (tailors) that flare up and burn down to the point where they set off a mine (the devil) situated in their midst.

6.Christopher Dawson, Christianity and Sex (F&F, 1930).

7.LouisMacNeice, Louis MacNeice (1907–63), poet, radio producer and playwright: see Biographical Register.

8.TheMacNeice, LouisAgamemnon;a9 Agamemnon of Aeschylus, trans. MacNeice: published on 29 Oct. 1936 with this blurb: ‘Mr MacNeice is a classical scholar as well as a poet. He is also interested in the theatre, and has a play of his own in preparation. His translation of the Agamemnon is in verse, but, unlike most translations, is intended primarily for the stage. While keeping close to the original it employs a modern idiom. It is the first “contemporary” translation of this play to be made by a poet; and its first performance is announced by The Group Theatre for November 1936.’

9.‘The Man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo’: music hall song by Fred Gilbert (1891).

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.

11.SydneyCarroll, Sydney W. W. Carroll, ‘A fine poetic play’, Daily Telegraph, 5 Nov. 1936. The Australian-born Carroll (1877–1958) was an actor, drama critic and theatre manager; theatre critic of the Sunday Times, 1918–23. Co-producer in 1932 of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Bax, Clifford, The King and Mistress Shore,
Bennett, Vivienne, as Cassandra in Agamemnon, waits on JDH,
Brace, Ida, a 'red hot momma',
Burns, Tom, at heavy Criterion gathering, brings David Jones to dinner,

3.TomBurns, Tom Burns (1906–95), publisher and journalist: see Biographical Register.

Cambridge Literary Society, 'The Idiom of Modern Verse', TSE's lecture to,
Carroll, Sydney W., reviews Murder,

11.SydneyCarroll, Sydney W. W. Carroll, ‘A fine poetic play’, Daily Telegraph, 5 Nov. 1936. The Australian-born Carroll (1877–1958) was an actor, drama critic and theatre manager; theatre critic of the Sunday Times, 1918–23. Co-producer in 1932 of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Cattaui, Georges, at OM's, again at OM's, translates Murder badly,

3.GeorgesCattaui, Georges Cattaui (1896–1974), Egyptian-born (scion of aristocratic Alexandrian Jews: cousin of Jean de Menasce) French diplomat and writer; his works include T. S. Eliot (1958), Constantine Cavafy (1964), Proust and his metamorphoses (1973). TSE to E. R. Curtius, 21 Nov. 1947: ‘I received the book by Cattaui [Trois poètes: Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot (Paris, 1947)] and must say that I found what he had to say about myself slightly irritating. There are some personal details which are unnecessary and which don’t strike me as in the best taste.’

Cocteau, Jean, TSE on, his conversion to Catholicism, Maritain on, an amusing bore, as interpreter of Greek drama, La Machine infernale, Orphée,

2.JeanCocteau, Jean Cocteau (1889–1963), playwright, poet, librettist, novelist, film-maker, artist and designer, was born near Paris and established an early reputation with two volumes of verse, La Lampe d’Aladin (Aladdin’s Lamp) and Prince Frivole (The Frivolous Prince). Becoming associated with many of the foremost practitioners of experimental modernism, such as Gide, Picasso, Stravinsky, Satie and Modigliani, he turned his energies to modes of artistic activity ranging from ballet-scenarios to opera-scenarios, as well as fiction and drama. ‘Astonish me!’ urged Sergei Diaghilev. A quick collaborator in all fields, his works embrace stage productions such as Parade (1917, prod. by Diaghilev, with music by Satie and designs by Picasso); Oedipus Rex (1927, with music by Stravinsky); and La Machine Infernale (produced at the Comédie des Champs-Elysées, 1934); novels including Les Enfants terribles (1929); and the screenplay Le Sang d’un poète (1930; The Blood of a Poet, 1949).

Daily Telegraph, now government mouthpiece, reviews Murder, schmoozed by TSE, reviews Family Reunion, reviews The Cocktail Party,
Dawson, Christopher, co-orchestrates BBC religious talks, signatory to Credit Reform letter, encouraged to expand Christianity and Sex, writes Times's Abdication Crisis editorial, anointed reader of Boutwood Lectures, promised article for Dublin Review, in Oxford, where he hosts TSE,

2.ChristopherDawson, Christopher Dawson (1889–1970), cultural historian: see Biographical Register.

d'Erlanger, Émile Beaumont, translates Murder badly,

3.Emiled'Erlanger, Émile Beaumont B. (Beaumont) d’Erlanger (1866–1939), of the banking family.

Group Theatre, and Auden, as pitched to TSE, and Spender, angling for Yeats's plays, 'The Chorus in Modern Drama', TSE satirises, and OM, to produce Timon of Athens, autumn 1935 season announced, TSE speaks at fundraiser for, its clichés, surpass themselves, and Sweeney Agonistes,
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.

Jones, David, TSE's first impressions of, thanks TSE for dinner, as TSE and EP's contemporary, TSE's broadcast on, In Parenthesis,

1.DavidJones, David Jones (1895–1974), poet and painter. Thomas Dilworth, David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet (2017), 191: ‘Jones and Eliot were seeing more of each other. In the summer of 1936, at dinner with Eliot and others, Jones had liked him “a great lot”.’

Joyce, James, appears suddenly in London, admired and esteemed by TSE, takes flat in Kensington, lunches with TSE at fish shop, gets on with Osbert Sitwell, GCF on, consumes TSE's morning, dines in company chez Eliot, obstinately unbusinesslike, bank-draft ordered for, indebted to Harriet Weaver, writes to TSE about daughter, his place in history, evening with Lewis, Vanderpyl and, TSE appreciates loneliness of, TSE's excuse for visiting Paris, insists on lavish Parisian dinner, on the phone to the F&F receptionist, TSE's hairdresser asks after, defended by TSE at UCD, for which TSE is attacked, qua poet, his Miltonic ear, requires two F&F directors' attention, anecdotalised by Jane Heap, part of TSE's Paris itinerary, in Paris, strolls with TSE, and David Jones, and EP's gift of shoes, his death lamented, insufficiently commemorated, esteemed by Hugh Walpole, TSE's prose selection of, Indian audience addressed on, TSE opens exhibition dedicated to, TSE on the Joyce corpus, TSE on his letters to, Anna Livia Plurabelle, Joyce's recording of, Dubliners, taught in English 26, Ulysses, modern literature undiscussable without, Harold Monro's funeral calls to mind, its true perversity, likened to Gulliver's Travels, F&F negotiating for, 'Work in Progress' (afterwards Finnegans Wake), negotiations over, conveyed to London by Jolas, 'very troublesome', new MS delivered by Madame Léon,
see also Joyces, the

1.JamesJoyce, James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish novelist, playwright, poet; author of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922), Finnegans Wake (1939).

Kipling, Rudyard, friend of Charles Whibley's, set next to David Jones, as war poet, as poet, TSE contributes to Russian periodical on, beloved of General Wavell, his portrait at Magdalene, parodied by TSE,
Little Theatre, London,
MacNeice, Louis, Group Theatre production of Agamemnon, uses EH's stool at tea, TSE rebuts his charge of 'defeatism', touted to Smith College, better than Archibald MacLeish, at Cornell, introduced as T. S. Eliot, and the Spender–Campbell spat, Agamemnon, Autumn Journal, The Last Ditch, Out of the Picture,

7.LouisMacNeice, Louis MacNeice (1907–63), poet, radio producer and playwright: see Biographical Register.

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, Frank Vigor, TSE on sharing an office with, Criterion monthly meeting regular, returns from New York, indispensable in proofing Selected Essays, Criterion lunch in company with, joins farewell lunch for Hodgson, offers TSE post-separation refuge, acts for TSE during separation, spirits TSE away to Surrey, on TSE at Pike's Farm, as châtelain, acting as TSE's courier, on TSE's relationship to children, music-hall evening with, suggests tour of Scotland, which he plans out, suggests trip to Paris, thanks Joyce for hospitality, on TSE's 1933 tour of Scotland, negotiating for Ulysses, his absence means more work, treasured and missed, gets on famously with Ada, mercifully returned to F&F, produces birthday-cake, peacekeeper between Rowse and Smyth, in on Sherlock Holmes prank, encourages TSE to go to Finland, on TSE's 1935 tour of Scotland, and TSE drink GCF's whisky, takes TSE to Wimbledon, monopolises typewriter for joint story, as tennis-player, overawes GCF, TSE and EH's elected emergency go-between, good with thrusting young authors, backs publication of Nightwood, helps deal with Joyce, naturally projects strength, his French, escapes Criterion gathering to catch last train home, unusually subdued among the French, submits his Johnson Society paper, depends on TSE, on TSE's 1937 tour of Scotland, which Morley describes, two nights' sleep in a caravan with, potential reader for Family Reunion, his father dies, Spender discussed with, sends TSE corrected Anabasis, heads for New York and Baltimore, his energy, returns from America, visiting dying mother, shoulders burden of EP, insufficiently honours EP, Boutwood Lectures submitted to, accepts Harcourt Brace position, what his leaving F&F will mean, taken to tea with Woolfs, remembers EH taking priority, first wartime letter from, which reports on TSE's family, sounds depressed in America, sounds less depressed to GCF, among TSE's closest friends, his conversation missed, on Christian Society's American reception, suspected of indiscretion, EH explains 'Defence of the Islands' to, indifferent to Cats, entrusted with emergency Dry Salvages, America's effect on, gives Henry MS of 'Yeats', suggests 'Night Music' over 'Kensington Quartets', Ada too ill to see, his use of 'poised', puts TSE up in New York, on TSE's 1947 New York stay, presently unemployed, but inherits Graham Greene's job,
see also Morleys, the

4.FrankMorley, Frank Vigor Vigor Morley (1899–1980), American publisher and author; a founding editor of F&F, 1929–39: see Biographical Register.

Morleys, the, join the Eliots in Eastbourne, TSE fears overburdening, go on holiday to Norway, more TSE's friend than VHE's, return from Norway, life at Pike's Farm among, reading Dickens aloud to, their Thanksgiving parties, suitable companions to Varsity Cricket Match, and TSE to Laughton's Macbeth, TSE's June 1934 fortnight with, and certain 'bathers' photographs', and TSE play 'GO', attend Richard II with EH, TSE's New Years celebrated with, take TSE to Evelyn Prentice and Laurel & Hardy, TSE's return from Wales with, TSE's September 1935 week with, leave for New York, one of two regular ports-of-call, see EH in Boston, safely returned from New York, TSE reads Dr Johnson to, compared to the Tandys, add to their menagerie, reiterate gratitude for EH's peppermints, in Paris with TSE, give TSE copy of Don Quixote, and Fabers take TSE to pantomime, and TSE's Salzburg expedition, join Dorothy Pound dinner, visit Hamburg, have Labrador puppies, dinner at Much Hadham for, TSE to see them off at Kings Cross, seem unhappy in America, Thanksgiving without, in New Canaan, return to Lingfield, remember TSE's birthday, difficulties of renewing friendship with,
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,
Murdocks, the, taken to Sweeney Agonistes, taken to Timon of Athens,
Pound, Ezra, within Hulme's circle, at The Egoist, indebted to Harriet Weaver, epistolary style, on President Lowell, TSE recites for Boston audience, distinguished from Joyce and Lawrence, TSE's reasons for disliking, attacks After Strange Gods, as correspondent, needs pacification, and TSE's possible visit to Rapallo, recommended to NEW editorial committee, anecdotalised by Jane Heap, of TSE and David Jones's generation, his strange gift to Joyce recalled, delicacies of his ego, Morley halves burden of, lacks religion, his letters from Italy censored, one of TSE's 'group', indicted for treason, TSE on his indictment, his legal situation, correspondence between TSE and Bernard Shaw concerning, visited by TSE in Washington, defended by TSE in Poetry, Osbert Sitwell on, his treatment in hospital protested, his insanity, TSE's BBC broadcast on, The Pisan Cantos, TSE writes introduction for, TSE chairs evening devoted to, further efforts on behalf of, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, The Literary Essays of Ezra Pound, 'The Seafarer',
see also Pounds, the

3.Ezra PoundPound, Ezra (1885–1972), American poet and critic: see Biographical Register.

reading (TSE's), The Road Back, Hay Fever, sermons of Revd Dr William E. Channing, Racine's Bérénice, in general, the Bible, The Witch of Edmonton again, letters of other authors, a life of Mohammed, a life of Calvin, R. S. Wilson's life of Marcion the Heretic, Living My Life, French detective stories, French novels, recent books on economics and finance, the Epistles of St. Paul, The Lady of the Lake, Letters of Charles Eliot Norton, never deeply or widely enough, The Scarab Murder Case, translation of Dante, detective stories, Letters of Mrs Gaskell and Charles Eliot Norton, second-rate detective story, disinterestedly, for leisure, Vision of God, Faith of a Moralist, Newman's sermons, Birds of the Countryside, Modern Reader's Bible, The Face of Death, René Bazin's Charles de Foucauld, Charles Petrie's Monarchy, Thurber's My Life and Hard Times, Oliver's Endless Adventure (vol. 3), Madame Sorel's memoirs, book on French policing, detective story for committee, The League of Frightened Men, The Garden Murder Case, The Luck of the Bodkins, The House in Paris, The Life of Charles Gore, Middleton Murry's Shakespeare, Dr Goebbels for book committee, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, MS of German gunman in Chicago, Shakespeare, to replenish, Middlemarch, the Gospel, City of God, St. John of the Cross, psalm or two a day, Ibsen, Twenty Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre, poems submitted to Criterion, My Name is Million, psalms, especially Psalm 130, Edmund Burke, Lives of the Poets, Virgil,
St. Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, EH encouraged to visit, vestry goings-on, churchwarding at, Christmas at, receives TSE's BBC fee, two days' continuous prayer at, Christmas without, Lent without, wartime Easter at, in wartime, wartime Holy Week, TSE reduced to Sundays at, fundraising for,
Shakespeare, William, Bunny Wilson and TSE discuss, writing Murder increases TSE's admiration for, but equally wariness of, spiritually 'helpful', preferable in modern dress, EH imagined as Lady Macbeth, later as Hermione, All's Well that Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Richard II, Richard III, 'Sonnet CXXXII', The Tempest, Timon of Athens, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale,
Tandys, the, TSE's Hampton weekends with, TSE's weekend in Newhaven with, as family, welcome baby daughter, compared to the Morleys, move to new Hampton home, host TSE for Guy Fawkes night, give TSE pipes for Christmas, versus the de la Mares, take large Dorset cottage, host TSE in Dorset, their situation in Dorset, accompanied to Alice in Wonderland,
Whitworth, Geoffrey, hosts Group Theatre fundraiser, and the Granville-Barkers, and 'The Future of Poetic Drama',

1.GeoffreyWhitworth, Geoffrey Whitworth (1883–1951), dramatist; founder of the British Drama League and editor of its periodical, Drama: A Monthly Record of the Theatre in Town and Country at Home & Abroad; Hon. Secretary of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Committee.

Whitworth, Phyllis, fundraising for the Group Theatre,

3.PhyllisWhitworth, Phyllis Whitworth, née Bell (1884–1964), theatrical producer and manager; married in 1910 to Geoffrey Whitworth (1883–1951), dramatist; founder of the British Drama League.

World Conference of Churches, 1937, TSE's address to, keeps TSE from Campden,