[No surviving envelope]

T. S.Eliot
Letter 50.
19 September 1943
My Dear Girl,

Your letter of August 6 has arrived – not quite within the month, as you were assured, but in something over five weeks. It follows its successor, but contains the extra bit of information about Miss Briggs’s niece and Vermont College, mentions a dog and identifies the baby you have been looking after. Grand Manan had to start again on indefinite peregrinations. IPerkinses, the;k9 am glad that the P.’s have got to the seaside, and that there is not room for you. Who, by the way, is my ‘old crony E.F.P.?’ IPeters, Harold;b3 thought at first you meant Harold Peters, but that was many months ago; thenPound, EzraTSE on his indictment;d1 I decided that you must mean Ezra (Loomis) Pound. As for the latter, he has made his bed and no one can unmake it for him. His situation has been sufficiently picklish all this time, with his wife and his mother there, to say nothing of the poor little boy here, whom they don’t seem to have bothered about much. It comes from vanity and from not understanding, or really being interested in, human beings. He thought this was a war of ideologies, not of nations. And now, to have been more fascist than the Italians (few of whom, I imagine, except those who were profiting by it, took that regime very seriously) is hardly an advantage where he is.

NoShamley Wood, Surreyits melodramas;b2 particular news of Shamley, except that the Parrot has died. Nobody knew where the Parrot came from, anyway: it was evacuated to Shamley at the beginning of the war by Aunt Etta, who didn’t remember how she came by it or how long she had had it. It was a disagreeable Parrot, which bit, and its only accomplishment was to scream ‘Hooper!’ which was the name of the previous chauffeur. But the household seems to have become attached to it, and strolling in the garden yesterday I came upon a small grave, with a jam jar of dead marigolds in it. There is a bright and cheerful Christian Scientist stopping here at present: she used to run a Christian Science school for little children: I never heard of such a thing before. Her only interests seem to be films and cross word puzzles. AnywayFabers, the1943 Minsted summer stay;f8, I am off to Minsted House this afternoon, to stay (Sunday this is) till Tuesday morning. TheseRichmonds, theTSE's Netherhampton weekends with;a7 visits have to be paid once a year: like the visit to the Richmonds in three weeks time, andde la Mares, thegive TSE wartime refuge;a6, I fear, a weekend with the De la Mares later. TheCripps, Sir Richard Staffordmakes TSE's cold worse;a3 last time I went there, a year ago, I got a bad cold and then had to hear Stafford Cripps make a speech at the Albert Hall, so that I was in bed for ten days, andRoyal Central School of Speech and DramaTSE's speech to;a1 failed to speak at the annual opening of the Central School of Dramatic Art, which consequently I must do in a fortnight’s time from now. IReads, thehouse TSE's possessions;b1Read, HerbertReads, theRead, Margaret (née Ludwig)Reads, the must also spend a night with the Reads to retrieve my French dictionary and my best dinner jacket.

ThePoetry Reading for Chinarecounted;a3 second Poetry Reading went off well, thoughSitwell, Edithat Poetry Reading for China;b5 Edith Sitwell told me afterwards that she thought she was going to faint: IWellesley, Dorothy, Duchess of Wellingtonat odds with Edith Sitwell;a4 don’t know why, except that she had to sit near Dorothy Wellesley. MrsOei Hui-lan;a1. Wellington Koo in the front row, looking very handsome and distinguished.1 Fourteen poets, including two Chinese who read in Chinese and in English (it sounded exactly the same either way). NobodyShort, Dorothy Field;a1 knew Mrs. Short, the organiser;2 and as she was assisted by an active cousin, it was impossible to be sure which was which. ThereMacCarthy, Desmondmistaken for electrician;b2 was at first a little confusion because they mistook Desmond MacCarthy, who had been asked to take the Chair, for the electrician who had been ordered to come to put the microphone right. TheEmpson, Williamreads 'Bacchus';a8 great success was William Empson’s reading of one of his most unintelligible poems: the audience liked the way he read it.3 IMorley, Christopher;a3 had arrived straight from Louise Morley’s wedding reception, which took place in a very small flat in Mayfair: so it was rather tiring. I escaped a Chinese dinner afterwards on the pretext of firewatching.

One more winter is approaching rapidly: five months of darkness, I hope the last winter of the European part of the war. Itravels, trips and planspossible post-war American visit;f6;a2 wish I could believe that the cessation of hostilities would enable us to move about freely: but I fear that there will be no shipping available for ordinary citizens for some time after that; and perhaps my only hope, for some time, will be the slender one of a mission of some kind. I wish that I got more regular news from Cambridge: I know that there is probably nothing new for them to write, but it would make my writing easier. I shall depend upon you on your next visit there. I should feel less restless if your own winter was settled.

Your loving

1.OeiOei Hui-lan Hui-lan (1889–1992), Chinese-Indonesian celebrity and regaled socialite, was the wife of V. K. Wellington Koo – Koo Vi Kyuin (1888–1985) – statesman and ambassador (and participant in the founding of the League of Nations and the United Nations), who had served the new Republic of China as acting premier and briefly as President, Oct. 1926 to June 1927.

2.MrsShort, Dorothy Field Dorothy Field Short (b. 1886), writer, editor, journalist, musician and activist – from 1930, Local and National Officer of the National Council of Women of Great Britain – was married to the artist and caricaturist Norman Dudley Short (1882–1951).

3.SeePoetry Reading for Chinarecounted to JDH;a4n too TSE to Hayward, 25 Sept. 1943: ‘The Poetry Reading? It went off very well, considering that Mrs. Dudley Short (not Ward) had never undertaken such an enterprise before, that nobody knew who she was, and nobody can identify her even now, because she was assisted by a bustling cousin, and it was impossible to fix in the mind which was which. SomeMacCarthy, Desmondmistaken for electrician;b2 diversion was created beforehand, by the arrival of Desmond MacCarthy to take the chair, and by the confusion arising out of Mrs. Short (or her cousin) thinking he was the electrician come to mend the microphone. Desmond made a neat speech; once or twice during the proceedings he fell into a reverie and forgot to introduce a poet; andMacNeice, Louisintroduced as T. S. Eliot;a7n he introduced Louis McNeice [sic] as me, andSitwell, Osbertmis-introduced;a7n he introduced Osbert as Mr. Sitwell; but the poets and p.-esses all spoke out loud and clear, andRidler, Anne (née Bradby)presented to Edith Sitwell;b6n Anne Ridler andRaine, Kathleenpresented to Edith Sitwell;a2n Kathleen Raine made a pleasing impression. I introduced these young ladies to Edith, who received them as the last Empress of China might have done: I told Anne afterwards that she ought to have curtsied, but she said she couldn’t with a glass of water. TheEmpson, Williamreads 'Bacchus';a8 hit of the afternoon was Bill Empson’s reading of BACCHUS (the more obscure Bacchus of the two, with that stuff about the Arkitekt): the house reverberated with applause. I escaped (with some difficulty) from a dinner with Mrs. Short (and her cousin) at the Chinese Restaurant. AlsoYeh, Georgeaddresses Spender as 'Steve';a3n present Dr. George YEH (who delighted me by addressing Stephen Spender as STEVE) and your wee friend HSUING, who read some poems in Chinese and then in English, and produced exactly the same noises in both languages. I somehow suspect Hsuing of being something very important in the Chinese Secret Service: he is subtler, I suspect, than Old George’ (King’s).

Cripps, Sir Richard Stafford, Leonard Woolf situates within Labour, appointed to cabinet, makes TSE's cold worse,

8.SirCripps, Sir Richard Stafford Richard Stafford Cripps (1889–1952), lawyer and Labour Party politician; co-founder in 1932 and leader of the Socialist League, he was at this time opposed to rearmament.

de la Mares, the, TSE forgoes EH's invitation for, TSE's dread of visiting, give dinner for the Morleys, give TSE wartime refuge, the children, teach TSE vingt-et-un,
Empson, William, invited to Criterion monthly meeting, TSE dines in company with, rakish appearance at Criterion gathering, takes TSE for Chinese meal, lunch on return from China, recommended for EH's 'criticism' course, gives small dinner, reads 'Bacchus', TSE reads poetry alongside,

4.WilliamEmpson, William Empson (1906–84), poet and critic: see Biographical Register.

Fabers, the, model of happiness and respectability, their domestic situation, Faber children to tea chez Eliot, visit TSE at Pike's Farm, compared to the Morleys, closer to TSE than to VHE, 1933 summer holiday with, Ty Glyn Aeron described, request TSE to write play, too absorbed in their children, at the Morleys' party, give anti-Nazi party for author, host poker party, 1934 summer holiday with, take TSE to lunch in Oxford, 1935 summer holiday with, for which the children are bought tent, give party, 1936 summer holiday with, at Morleys' Thanksgiving Day party, sail model boats with TSE, and TSE's foggy adventure, cinema-going with TSE, take TSE to Witch of Edmonton, and Morleys take TSE to pantomime, and TSE attend opening of Ascent of F6, 1937 summer holiday with, and the Bradfield Greek play, School for Scandal with, take TSE to pantomime again, 1938 summer holiday with, 1939 summer holiday with, offer possible wartime refuge, 1940 summer holiday with, host TSE in Hampstead during war, TSE makes bread sauce for, brought vegetables from Shamley, move to Minsted, and TSE attend musical revue, 1941 summer holiday with, Minsted as substitute for nursing-home, trying to sell Welsh home, take TSE to International Squadron, invite TSE to Wales for Christmas, host TSE at Minsted, away fishing in Scotland, mourn TSE's post-war independence, 1947 Minsted summer stay, 1948 Minsted summer stay, host TSE for weekend, on 1950 South Africa trip, on TSE's 1951 Spain trip, 1951 Minsted summer stay, 1952 Minsted summer stay, 1953 Minsted summer stay, on 1953–4 South Africa trip, 35th wedding anniversary weekend,
MacCarthy, Desmond, on Doone's Sweeney Agonistes, at TSE and JDH's dinner, which he thanks them for, at the Hutchinsons, rates Westminster Theatre Volpone, criticises Family Reunion, criticisms which TSE deflects, reviews East Coker, reviews The Dry Salvages, praises Little Gidding, mistaken for electrician, dislikes What is a Classic?,
see also MacCarthys, the

1.DesmondMacCarthy, Desmond MacCarthy (1877–1952), literary and dramatic critic, was intimately associated with the Bloomsbury Group. Literary editor of the New Statesman, 1920–7; editor of Life and Letters, 1928–33; he moved in 1928 to the Sunday Times, where he was the chief reviewer for many years. See Desmond MacCarthy: The Man and His Writings (1984); Hugh and Mirabel Cecil, Clever Hearts: Desmond and Molly MacCarthy: A Biography (1990).

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, Christopher, inferior to Frank,

5.ChristopherMorley, Christopher Morley (1890–1957), noted journalist, novelist, essayist, poet. Educated at Haverford College, Pennsylvania, and as a Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford, he made his name as a journalist with the New York Evening Post, and he was co-founder of and contributor to the Saturday Review of Literature. A passionate Sherlock Holmesian, he was to be co-founder in 1934 of ‘The Baker Street Irregulars’. Works include Kitty Foyle (novel, 1939).

Oei Hui-lan,

1.OeiOei Hui-lan Hui-lan (1889–1992), Chinese-Indonesian celebrity and regaled socialite, was the wife of V. K. Wellington Koo – Koo Vi Kyuin (1888–1985) – statesman and ambassador (and participant in the founding of the League of Nations and the United Nations), who had served the new Republic of China as acting premier and briefly as President, Oct. 1926 to June 1927.

Perkinses, the, likely to be interested in An Adventure, compared to Mary Ware, enjoyable dinner at the Ludlow with, take to TSE, TSE desires parental intimacy with, their dinner-guests dismissed by TSE, who repents of seeming ingratitude, TSE confides separation plans to, too polite, questioned as companions for EH, offered English introductions, entertained on arrival in London, seek residence in Chichester, given introduction to G. C. Coulton, take house at Chipping Camden, as Chipping Campden hosts, given introduction to Bishop Bell, TSE entertains at Oxford and Cambridge Club, TSE's private opinion on, TSE encourages EH's independence from, their repressive influence on EH, buy TSE gloves for Christmas, sent Lapsang Souchong on arrival in England, invite TSE to Campden, move apartment, anticipate 1938 English summer, descend on EH in Northampton, and EH's wartime return to America, temporarily homeless, enfeebled, EH forwards TSE teenage letter to, their health, which is a burden, approve EH's permanent Abbot position,
Peters, Harold, in London, un-deracinated, compared to TSE, as TSE's quondam sailing companion, spends weekend with the Eliots, his tattoos, TSE longs to sail with, less estranged from TSE than expected, makes bizarre appearance, too old for American Navy, dies in accident, his death,

6.HaroldPeters, Harold Peters (1888–1943), close friend of TSE at Harvard, 1906–9. After graduation, he worked in real estate, and saw active service in the Massachusetts Naval Militia during WW1, and on leaving the navy he spent most of the rest of his life at sea. Leon M. Little, ‘Eliot: A Reminiscence’, Harvard Advocate, 100: 3.4 (Fall 1966), 33: ‘[TSE’sPeters, Haroldas TSE's quondam sailing companion;a2n] really closest friend was Harold Peters, and they were an odd but a very interesting pair. Peters and Eliot spent happy hours sailing together, sometimes in thick fog, off the Dry Salvages. In 1932 Peters sailed round the world for two years as skipper of an 85-foot auxiliary schooner, Pilgrim, having previously participated in the transatlantic race from Newport to Plymouth, and in the Fastnet Race. In 1943 he died after falling from a motor-boat that was in process of being hoisted into a dry dock at Marblehead.

Poetry Reading for China, dreaded by TSE, recounted, recounted to JDH,
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.

Raine, Kathleen, evacuated to the Roberts, presented to Edith Sitwell,

3.KathleenRaine, Kathleen Raine (1908–2003), poet and scholar, read Natural Sciences and Psychology at Girton College, Cambridge, graduating in 1929. Briefly married in 1929 to Hugh Sykes Davies, she then married Charles Madge, though that marriage was almost as short-lived. She was a Research Fellow at Girton College, 1955–61; and Andrew Mellon Lecturer at the National Gallery of Arts in Washington, DC, in 1962. Her early poetry was published by Tambimuttu (founder of Poetry London): her first volume was Stone and Flower (1943), with illustrations by Barbara Hepworth; other collections include The Year One (1952) and Collected Poems (1956, 2000). Critical works include Blake and Tradition (2 vols, 1968–9) – ‘It makes all other studies of Blake obsolete,’ said C. S. Lewis – Thomas Taylor the Platonist: Selected Writings (1969); William Blake (1970), and Yeats, The Tarot and the Golden Dawn (1972); and she published four volumes of autobiography: Farewell Happy Fields (1972), The Land Unknown (1975), The Lion’s Mouth (1977), India Seen Afar (1990). In 1968 she failed to win the Oxford Chair of Poetry; and in 1991 she turned down an invitation from the Royal Society of Literature to become one of its ten Companions of Literature. She won the W. H. Smith Literary Award 1972, and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 1992; and in 2000 she was appointed both CBE and Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 1980 she launched Temenos (‘Sacred Enclosure’), a review ‘devoted to the arts of the imagination’ and stressing ‘the intimate link between the arts and the sacred’; and in 1990, with patronage from the Prince of Wales, she founded the Temenos Academy of Integral Studies, which she styled ‘a school of wisdom’.

Reads, the, take TSE to Toscanini, give TSE refuge during Blitz, house TSE's possessions,
Richmonds, the, TSE's new South Kensington neighbours, TSE's alcholic weekend with, host TSE in Sussex, TSE's Netherhampton weekends with, make their home over to maternity hospital,
Ridler, Anne (née Bradby), already favoured for F&F promotion, greatly preferred to O'Donovan, her secretarial duties, impresses TSE, her impending marriage, ill and engaged, invites TSE to be godfather, TSE writes preface for, TSE's blurb for, writes letter of condolence to GCF, presented to Edith Sitwell, 'une âme pure', Little Book of Modern Verse, The Shadow Factory,

3.AnneRidler, Anne (née Bradby) (Bradby) Ridler (30 July 1912–2001), poet, playwright, editor; worked as TSE’s secretary, 1936–40: see Biographical Register.

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, TSE's speech to,
Shamley Wood, Surrey, TSE issued standing invitation to, his situation as paying guest, daily and weekly life at, dramatis personae, Christmas at, ideal situation for illness, overheated, depressingly female, TSE leads fire practice at, TSE takes week's rest from, its melodramas, TSE quarantined from, its lack of music, and Reay's homecoming, TSE distributes food parcels at, TSE's gradual removal from, TSE's post-war week's holiday at, post-hernia convalescence at,
Short, Dorothy Field,

2.MrsShort, Dorothy Field Dorothy Field Short (b. 1886), writer, editor, journalist, musician and activist – from 1930, Local and National Officer of the National Council of Women of Great Britain – was married to the artist and caricaturist Norman Dudley Short (1882–1951).

Sitwell, Edith, TSE likens EH's portrait to, which displeases EH, which likeness TSE presently disclaims, shockingly altered, now seems more herself, brings Pavel Tchelitchew to tea, to tea on New Year's Day, at Harold Monro's funeral, dragoons TSE into poetry reading, at which she is rated, at odds with Dorothy Wellesley, at Poetry Reading for China, sends TSE whisky in hospital,
see also Sitwells, the

2.EdithSitwell, Edith Sitwell (1887–1964), poet, biographer, anthologist, novelist: see Biographical Register.

Sitwell, Osbert, talks politics with Joyce, describes the Eliots' dinner-party, the Eliots dine with, rated at Aeolian Hall reading, mis-introduced, memoirs of TSE,
see also Sitwells, the

3.OsbertSitwell, Osbert Sitwell (1892–1969), poet and man of letters. Early in his career, he published collections of poems, including Argonaut and Juggernaut (1919), and a volume of stories, Triple Fugue (1924); but he is now most celebrated for his remarkable memoirs, Left Hand, Right Hand (5 vols, 1945–50), which include a fine portrayal of TSE. TSE published one sketch by him in the Criterion. See John Lehmann, A Nest of Tigers: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell in their Times (1968); John Pearson, Façades: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell (1978); Philip Ziegler, Osbert Sitwell (1998). TSE to Mary Trevelyan, 16 Oct. 1949: ‘Edith and Osbert are 70% humbug – but kind – and cruel' (in Mary Trevelyan, 'The Pope of Russell Square’, 19).

travels, trips and plans, EH's 1930 trip to England, EH's proposed 1931 England visit, called off, EH's 1932 summer holidays, the Eliots' Derby Day excursion, related, the Eliots' July 1932 Hindhead visit, the Eliots' August 1932 Eastbourne holiday, described, TSE's 1932–3 year in America, Norton Professorship offered to TSE, and the prospect of reunion with EH, which TSE refuses to see as decisive, which angers EH, who writes and destroys a response, TSE's financial imperatives, TSE's itinerary, and the question of discretion, opportunity for adventurous lecture-tours, TSE speculates on attendant feelings, TSE on the voyage over, TSE reflects on, TSE's return from, the Eliot family's Randolph holiday, TSE's 1933 westward tour to Scripps, proposed to EH, and TSE's need to lecture, possibly via St. Louis, TSE's itinerary, possible stopover in Seattle, a shameful source of happiness, still a happy thought, described by Havens and others, TSE reflects on, TSE's return from, TSE wonders at after-effect on EH, EH urged to reflect honestly on, Ada on, and a conversation about divorce, in EH's recollection, possible EH 1933 summer in England, TSE's 1933 Faber summer holiday, set for mid-August, postponed, rearranged, TSE buys summer outfits for, described, TSE's 1933 tour of Scotland, possible itinerary, Morley's preparations for, described for EH, TSE's 1933 trip to Paris, mooted, described, EH's 1934–5 year in Europe, TSE delighted at the prospect, attempts to coordinate with TSE's 1934 summer plans, the Perkinses due in Chipping Camden, EH's itinerary, TSE's initial weekend at Chipping Campden, TSE books rooms in Lechlade, TSE visits Campden again with family, and again alone, which visit TSE reflects on, TSE's plans to entertain EH en route to Europe, EH's continental itinerary, VHE and propriety inhibit pre-Paris arrangements, L'Escargot lunch, weekend in Sussex for EH's birthday, possible London tea-party, second lunch at L'Escargot, EH and TSE's November excursions, 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TSE's 1935 tour of Scotland, proposed by Blake, attempts to coordinate with EH, TSE's itinerary, TSE's 1935 Faber summer holiday, TSE writes from, described, TSE's 1936 visit to Ireland, TSE's itinerary, recounted, TSE's spring/summer 1936 trip to Paris, first contemplated, date fixed, Morleys invited, TSE's itinerary, recounted, TSE's 1936 Faber summer holiday, TSE writes from, TSE's 1936 American trip, spring arrival dependent on New York Murder, if not spring, then autumn, possible excursions, autumn better for seeing EH, and possible Princeton offer, and possible Smith visit, efforts to coordinate with EH, passage on Alaunia booked, TSE's itinerary, Murder to pay for, coordinating with Eliot Randolph holiday, the moment of parting from EH, TSE's birthday during, TSE reflects on, TSE's 1937 tour of Scotland, itinerary, recounted, the Morley–Eliot 1937 trip to Salzburg, contemplated, itinerary, EH receives postcard from, described, as relayed to OM, EH's 1937 summer in England, and 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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, 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1963 trip to America,
Wellesley, Dorothy, Duchess of Wellington, Yeats presses on TSE, qua poet, on first impression, at Clive Bell's, at odds with Edith Sitwell,

4.DorothyWellesley, Dorothy, Duchess of Wellington Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (1889–1956) – known as Lady Gerald Wellesley (in 1914 she married the 7th Duke of Wellington, but they separated without divorce in 1922) – socialite, author, poet, editor; close friend of W. B. Yeats, who published her work in the Oxford Book of English Verse; editor of the Hogarth Living Poets series.

Yeh, George, addresses Spender as 'Steve',

2.GeorgeYeh, George Yeh (1903–81) – Yeh Kung-chao (Ye Gongchao) – son of a cultivated Cantonese family, gained an MA in Indo-European linguistics at Cambridge, after taking a first degree in the USA, where his gifts brought him to the attention of Robert Frost. From 1935 he taught in the Department of Western Languages and Literature at Peking University. After the overthrow by the Communists of Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang government in 1949, he became Minister of Foreign Affairs for the government of Nationalist China; and in 1958–61 he was Taiwanese Ambassador to Washington; later an adviser to President Chiang Kai-shek. He wrote several books on literature and culture, and won a number of medals and citations.