[41 Brimmer St., Boston]

T. S.Eliot
Faber & Faber Ltd
13 November 1931
Emily dear,

I confess that I feel rather dismal this morning, because it is Friday and no letter has come from you – nor, mysteriously, from anyone else in America all this week. It is incredible that no American mail should have arrived for a whole week; yet I always get a few letters from the U.S.A. twice a week – even when there is nothing expected but yours, there are always a few editors, publishers, contributors, or mere miscellaneous enquirers. A certain reticence prevents me from asking anyone else whether they have had American letters, and I had rather remain in ignorance than learn that American letters had been coming. So I

My dear, I must break off here: IHaigh-Wood, Rose Esther (TSE's mother-in-law, née Robinson)encourages TSE to accept Norton Professorship;a4 was interrupted by a very long telephone call from my mother in law, and then by two other calls which were held up by it. She was very sweet, and said most emphatically that I must accept the Norton Professorship, and that Vivienne must stay at home. Now I shall write a long letter on Monday–Tuesday whether I hear from you or not. But Oh my dear, I hope I may.

Haigh-Wood, Rose Esther (TSE's mother-in-law, née Robinson), attends TSE's lecture on Whibley, the impossibility of VHE looking after, encourages TSE to accept Norton Professorship, visited VHE in sanatorium, her health, Hindhead weekend with, blames VHE for Lucy Thayer's departure,

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