[240 Crescent St., Northampton, Mass.]

T. S.Eliot
The Criterion
7 April 1937
My Dearest,

I amtravels, trips and plansTSE's 1937 tour of Scotland;c5recounted;a3 just beginning to recover from the effect of Scotch food – baps and bannocks and potato scones – on my digestion: aggravated no doubt by moving rapidly from place to place and not getting quite enough sleep. We arrived at Dumfries on Thursday morning, andBlake, Georgeand TSE's 1937 tour of Scotland;b1 were met by George Blake, our Glasgow friend, and breakfasted with him at the Station Hotel – whence I sent you a postcard after breakfast, andBurns, Roberthideous tomb of;a1 I feared afterwards that I might have given local offence by my flippant treatment of Burns’s tomb. Burns’sScotlandDumfries;b4;a2 tomb is, of course, the ugliest thing in the rather impressive churchyard of Dumfries: much too pretentious and perhaps glorifying the Burns Clubs rather than Burns. It is a monument in the flamboyant Paris-square style, with Muses and such: I think that all tombstones should observe a pious humility. We also looked at his house in Dumfries, and later in the day, at the house at Alloway near Ayr where he was born – this looking suspiciously artificial and restored. ButScotlandGalloway;b6;a1 theScotlandAyrshire;a9;a1 journey by car through west Galloway and Ayrshire was delightful: the Stewartry, Maxwellton (whose braes are bonnie)1 and especially the Kennedy country on the coast of Ayrshire are charming. WeScotlandGlasgow;b7;a4 arrived at Helensburgh, a suburb of Glasgow on the shore of Gareloch, in time for dinner. The next day was spent in Glasgow, visiting booksellers, and having a lunch party with some of the local intellectuals, includingBridie, James;a1 the dramatist James Bridie (who in private life is Dr. Mavor).2 Returning to Helensburgh, weScotlandthe Highlands;c4;a2 started out (including Mrs. Blake) and proceeded so far towards the Highlands as Cairndow, on Loch Fyne, where there is a pleasant little hotel, and the loch is a sea loch, with a tide and seaweed and a sea smell. The next day we motored through the West Highlands by a devious route to Inverness: theScotlandInverary;b8;a1 outstanding memory is of the village of Inverary (the chef-lieu of the Campbells and seat of the Duke of Argyll) which, to my surprise, is really very beautiful – and Scotland is so deficient in civilised architecture that it was astonishing: the architecture of Inverary is local and yet English of the 18th century. AtGunn, Neil M.on TSE's 1937 tour of Scotland;a3 Inverness, we staid as usual with the novelist Neil Gunn and his wife – a wild and goofy Highlander who has a job in the excise and knows more about whisky than anyone living – he is one of our authors.3 Their house is small, and only the Blakes could be put up in it; soMorley, Frank Vigortwo nights' sleep in a caravan with;g6 Morley and I were set to sleep in a caravan (in American, trailer) which stood in the back yard. To sleep in a caravan with Morley at the other end, when the caravan is rather weak and teetery anyway, is something that takes getting used to; and neither of us slept very well the first of the two nights. And the rooks began dancing about on the roof as soon as it was light. The next day we all drove up into the Beauly valley to the north of Inverness – extraordinarily beautiful river valley – picnicked, and came back in the afternoon through Glen Urquhart. (I took some photographs, chiefly of Daisy Gunn, to please her, which were probably under-exposed). And on Monday we drove back the usual way, through Pitlochrie and Blair Atholl, to Helensburgh, and took the night train back to London.4

What a skeleton narrative this is. Events happen rapidly, and one has to give the setting in order to make one’s observations intelligible; and by that time there isn’t time. I don’t think you know Scotland: and one needs to know both the country, the scenery, and the people, to realise its sadness and hopelessness. Part of the horror of the centralisation of modern life is the isolation of the provincial: which is just as pronounced in Glasgow or Inverness as it is in Indianapolis or Denver. (I sent a post card to Jean).

IFamily Reunion, TheTSE on writing;b4 am trying to finish the first draft of Act I this week; butFlat 3, 11 Emperor's GateTSE moving to;a2 tomorrow morning I visit the oculist, and I must spend Saturday in clearing up for the move to 11 Emperor’s Gate, S.W.7. (round the corner) on Monday. ICarmina Gadelicainspires The Family Reunion;a1 wasFamily Reunion, Theand Gunn's Carmina Gadelica;b6 introduced to a book of Gaelic Charms in Inverness, and want to adapt one for the end of Act I.5 I am hoping to go abroad for the Coronation Week (May 12th).6 I have to dine with the Morleys tomorrow night, but may be able to write another note – mind you, I call this a ‘note’ – on Friday to catch this same boat.

to my Emilie from her Tom.

1.‘Maxwelton [sic] braes are bonnie’, first line of the Scottish song ‘Annie Laurie’. TSE reports (above) hearing the song aboard the SS Letitia.

2.JamesBridie, James Bridie (1888–1951) – pen name of Dr O. H. Mavor – physician and playwright.

3.Frank Morley to Donald Brace, 28 Dec. 1934: ‘It is a desperate occupation trying to get any biographical details from Gunn … The man’s age is a mystery; his up-bringing I suspect to have been much as described in MORNING TIDE [1931]. If the boy in MORNING TIDE isn’t Gunn literally, he is spiritually … Whatever his formal training, his real life has always been out-of-doors, fishing, walking the moors, watching the anamiles, and taking a hand in whatever poaching was going on.’ Gunn to MacDiarmid, 9 July 1938: ‘Eliot is really a sincere kind fellow’ (Dear Grieve: Letters to Hugh MacDiarmid (C. M. Grieve), ed. John Manson [2011], 219). Geoffrey Faber’s diary, 22 Jan. 1931, on Gunn: ‘a tall dark Highlander, very easy & affable’. He and his wife Jessie (Daisy) Gunn (1887/8–1963) lived in a bungalow they built at Inverness. See further Gunn, Selected Letters, ed. J. B. Pick (1987); F. R. Hart, Neil M. Gunn: A Highland Life (1981).

4.MorleyMorley, Frank Vigorwhich Morley describes;g5n to the Gunns, 6 Apr. 1937: ‘Hurrah. George’s driving was magnificent as usual, and got us through fog and in one place – believe it or not – through a good ten feet of snow – smack through the middle of it – which if you think I am exaggerating, will be proved by photographs [taken by TSE], if they develop. I forget just where the snow was, but there was really a lot of it. After that we had to pass through a cloud, and George managed that too; and we got to Helensburgh in time to catch a train which got us to the Night Scot, and so back to the grindstone.

‘As to our great and lasting gratitude to both of you, I will record that more fittingly later. Just now I am not in a condition to write, partly through the stack of urgencies which the royal Stewart [C. W. Stewart, a director of F&F] is piling on me, partly because Uncle Tom was so jealous of what he called Daisy’s preferential treatment towards me, that he certainly scarified me all night long. I told him that he, being the successful dramatist and all was spoiled by being lionised in London; and that it was the highlands that rightly brought out the essential verities. The lowlands too, for when we got to Helensburgh last night we were just in time to be taken up to say good night to Sally Blake. We had to go up because Sally was asking for us, and in these terms. First she asked for the man (meaning me) and when I had had my dismissal, she asked for the boy. So the boy (Uncle Tom) was once more put in his proper place … Hurrah once more, and all great gratitude for your nobilities towards us. I hope the legs of the caravan are not permanently splayed – we are enormously the better for it.’

Morley to his brother Christopher, 6 Apr.: ‘I myself am just this morning back from a strenuous foray in Scotland. Eliot and I went up by train last Wednesday night; emerged from the train at Dumfries, where we discovered George Blake, looking very burly, in the station hotel; and we spent that day very happily routing around Galloway with George. As you once remarked, George has a good nose for routing, and it was a very agreeable and beautiful stretch of lowlands hitherto unknown to us. We blazed a good trail and thought of you at various moments. The weather on that Thursday was good though cold, and we were glad that Ellie had a good fire when we eventually reached Helensburgh. It was our first inspection of George’s seat, The Glenan; which is an old mansion in the heart of Helensburgh pleasantly protected and very comfortable. On the Friday we called on the Glasgow booksellers and flushed a very odd covey at lunch; the most remarkable person being James Bridie who in private life is Dr Mavor. After lunch – that’s to say what in London we should regard as after tea – we collected Ellie and set forth in George’s little Singer (which is really no larger than a sewing-machine so that portions of me were at all times exposed to the airts [sic]) and successfully reached and spent the night at Cairndow; were [sic] a most remarkable thing happened – we found staying in that same inn, the real George Blake: George’s formidable Uncle George who rapidly had all of us in thrall and before whom our George quailed as in childhood. It was a good evening, with Uncle George holding the platform with an account of the building of the highland railway back in the ’80s. On Saturday we travelled under an unfortunately cold and gloomy sky, sometimes through the sky, by way of Inverary (which, though Campbell’s headquarters, is the most remarkable and beautiful town in Scotland) up the glen and past the new and very pleasing rough stone memorial of Neil Munro, towards Appin. Appin was new to us, and is very good; after Appin it was the familiar road by Mr Carmichael past Loch Ness (no monster visible on so cold a day) to Neil Gunn’s quarters. We spent two nights with Gunn, Uncle Tom and I sleeping in a caravan in his back garden; or perhaps I should say spending what remnant there was of each night in the caravan. Yesterday we left Inverness in good time and plugged along through snow and fog to reach Helensburgh in time to catch a connection for the Night Scot, which has just landed us back.’

MorleyScotlandScottish food;a6EdinburghScotlandGlasgowScotland to Donald Brace, 9 Apr. 1937: ‘“My heart”, said Uncle Tom last night as we were talking it over, “is in the highlands, but I am glad my digestion is back in London.” One reason why we particularly missed you was that the forces weren’t large enough to divide into the Caledonian Hotel; and Uncle Tom and I therefore slept in a caravan which Neil and Daisy now keep in their back garden. Whatever exhalations we let off, they had an astonishing effect on the seagulls, if they were seagulls and not pixies, who were pattering most of the night on the caravan roof; and I swear that the Loch Ness monster crawled right under us once, if not twice. The caravan had been erected on stilts, and at my end they splayed somewhat and gently subsided, which perhaps was why we dreamt of strange doings. Also the caravan meant that we couldn’t even get your kind of an Inverness bath. In fact, George and Ellie (they slept in the house) so monopolised the bathroom at the Gunns that we never did see what was inside it, and our only personal hygiene during the 58 hours was the whisky – which was, of course, unusually beautiful. Still, Uncle Tom did miss his Enos, and even I began to feel livery before the end.

‘George’s house at Helensburgh, which we had never seen before, is very comfortable. I made a bad break, though, by taking up some remark about potato scones. Please let this be a serious warning to you. If ever you hear the name again, fly for your life. The amazing thing to me is that the Scots, like the Norwegians, will cook quite decent flapjacks and whaffles [sic] and what not, but will never serve them while they are fresh but only after a three days cold. My innards are now so trained that I can eat two or three rubber bath mats; but from Uncle Tom’s remark, perhaps his aren’t. I don’t think he will be very well for a few days …

‘There were many high moments as well as low ones, and I am sorry you missed the inn at Cairndow, and the sight of Inverary and Neil’s discourse on second sight, which elicited Uncle Tom’s own ghost story. But taking it all in all, I think I am getting too old for such forays.’

5.TSEFaber, GeoffreyThe Family Reunion described to;f4n toFamily Reunion, Thedescribed to GCF;b8n Geoffrey Faber, 20 Apr. 1937: ‘GunnGunn, Neil M.inspires The Family Reunion;a4n showedCarmina Gadelicainspires The Family Reunion;a1 me a book called Carmina Gadelica from which I got a hint for my play … It is a gloomy play, I rather think it is going to be much the grimmest thing I have ever written: when I tell you it is about a birthday party you will see the possibilities: everything goes wrong except the cake. That sounds as if I had been influenced by Chehov, Techechoff, Checkhov, and perhaps I have.’ To J. H. Oldham, (?Dec.) 1941: ‘As an example of religious verse on a relatively primitive level (c) I would offer the Christian prayers and incantations found in that remarkable repository, the Carmina Gadelica or anthology of Gaelic (Scottish) poetry.’ (See TSE, ‘Revival of Christian Imagination’: CProse, 6, 241). To H. W. J. M. Keuls, 1 Nov. 1956: ‘The general intention was to give the effect of a Gaelic rune or incantation.’

6.The coronation of King George VI on 12 May 1937.

Blake, George, TSE's office neighbour, interrupts TSE with offer of haggis, and TSE's 1933 tour of Scotland, archetypal 'lowlander', reports launch of Queen Mary, and TSE's 1935 tour of Scotland, and TSE's 1937 tour of Scotland,
see also Blakes, the

10.GeorgeBlake, George Blake (1893–1961), novelist, journalist, publisher: see Biographical Register.

Bridie, James, writes Pilgrim Players two plays, Tobias and the Angel,

2.JamesBridie, James Bridie (1888–1951) – pen name of Dr O. H. Mavor – physician and playwright.

Burns, Robert, hideous tomb of,
Carmina Gadelica, inspires The Family Reunion,
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see also Fabers, the

11.GeoffreyFaber, Geoffrey Faber (1889–1961), publisher and poet: see Biographical Register.

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,
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Gunn, Neil M., and TSE's 1933 tour of Scotland, archetypal 'highlander', on TSE's 1937 tour of Scotland, inspires The Family Reunion,
see also Gunns, the

1.NeilGunn, Neil M. M. Gunn (1891–1973), Scottish novelist who worked as a Customs and Excise officer, 1920–37, was to publish Whisky and Scotland (1935): see Biographical Register.

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.

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1945 September fortnight in Lee, described, TSE's 1945 Christmas in Lee, described, TSE's 1946 summer in America, date for passage fixed, paperwork for, TSE's itinerary, its aftermath, recounted, TSE's 1947 summer in America, dependent on lecture engagements, TSE seeks to bring forward, Henry's condition brings further forward, set for April, itinerary, EH reflects on, TSE's scheduled December 1947 visit to Marseilles and Rome, itinerary, TSE's preparations for, dreaded, Roman leg described by Roger Hinks, EH's hypothetical March 1948 visit to England, TSE's postponed 1948 trip to Aix, itinerary, recounted, home via Paris, TSE's 1948 trip to America, itinerary, TSE's visit to EH in Andover, disrupted by Nobel Prize, TSE's 1948 Nobel Prize visit to Stockholm, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1949 family motor-tour of Scotland, described, TSE's October–November 1949 trip to Germany, possible itinerary, preparations for, final itinerary, TSE's account of, the return via Belgium, TSE's January 1950 voyage to South Africa, all but fixed, itinerary, described by TSE, recounted by Faber, EH's 1950 summer in England, TSE books EH's hotel room for, TSE's efforts to coordinate with EH's movements, EH in Campden, TSE reports to Aunt Edith on, TSE's 1950 visit to America, and TSE's possible Chicago post, the Chicago leg, November itinerary, TSE's spring 1951 trip to Spain, itinerary, recounted, TSE's September 1951 Geneva stay, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1951 British Council mission to Paris, recounted, TSE's second 1951 British Council mission to Paris, recounted, TSE's 1952 visit to Rennes and the Riviera, itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1952 visit to America, itinerary, efforts to coordinate with EH's summer, TSE on meeting with EH, TSE's 1952 rest cure in Switzerland, TSE's 1953 visit to St. Louis and America, set for June, to include fortnight in Cambridge, itinerary, EH's 1953 trip to England, EH's Alnwick plans, TSE books hotel for EH, and EH's ticket to Confidential Clerk, TSE's 1953 visit to Geneva, TSE's 1953–4 trip to South Africa, itinerary, described, arrival described to JDH, GCF on, TSE's 1954 Geneva rest cure, Geneva preferred to Paris, TSE's deferred 1955 visit to Hamburg, prospect inspires reluctance in TSE, proposed for spring 1955, dreaded, TSE now returned from, TSE's 1955 visit to America, and contingent speaking engagements, foreshortened, itinerary, Washington described, TSE's return from, TSE's 1955 Geneva rest cure, TSE's 1956 visit to America, passage fixed for April, itinerary, TSE in the midst of, TSE reflects on, TSE's 1956 Geneva rest cure, itinerary, recounted, illness during, EH's 1957 visit to England, TSE and EVE invited to Campden, TSE reciprocates with London invitation, but EH leaves England abruptly, which TSE consults Eleanor Hinkley over, who duly explains, TSE and EVE's 1958 trip to America, as rumoured to EH, EH's 1959 tour of Scandinavia, funded by bequest from cousin, TSE and EVE's 1959 trip to America, TSE and EVE's 1963 trip to America,