[41 Brimmer St., Boston]

T. S.Eliot
The Criterion
24 November 1931
Dearest Lady

Your letter of the 15th (postmarked the 16th) arrived to-day, eight days is very good, isn’t it? though as you say, letters from Boston have seemed oddly slower, relatively and even absolutely, than from and to Seattle. It gave me a particular pleasure, though I cannot always say why one letter makes me happier than another; is it something between the lines? I have been very rushed lately – but if one is always in London, then there are always engagements which cannot be avoided; the only way to escape is to be able to hide oneself in the country, which I cannot do. And I have felt very tired lately, which has meant lying abed later, and so shortening my morning work. IGeorge, Robert Esmonde Gordon ('Robert Sencourt');a3 have to rush off to lunch with Gordon George (whom you know) andBarnes, James Stratchey;a2 Jim Barnes, thenFaber and Faber (F&F)in financial straits;a4 back here to a monthly board meeting, which will no doubt exhibit very depressing financial figures, and I shall leave this letter in the hope of adding another paragraph after the meeting; thenHutchinsons, the;a3 this evening out to dinner with St. John Hutchinsons, old friends – lunchDouglas, Major Clifford Hugh ('C. H.');a3 tomorrowGrieve, Christopher Murray;a1 withWhyte, James Huntingdon ('J. H.');a1 Major Douglas, Grieve1 and Whyte2 – teaMorrell, Lady Ottolinethe Eliots to tea with;a8 with Ottoline3 – lunchCattaui, Georges;a2 Thursday with Cattaui at the St James’s Club – FridayShakespeare Association Councilmeeting of;a1 a council meeting of the Shakespeare Association – andMarston, JohnTSE's paper on;a1 next week a paper to prepare on John Marston for the Elizabethan Society. And so on. IHale, Emilybirthdays, presents and love-tokens;w2TSE sends Terry–Shaw correspondence for EH's birthday;a2 have sent you the promised birthday book of Ellen Terry and Shaw: I have not had time to dip into it myself, so I shall depend eagerly upon your report of it, when you have time to read some. ButKeats, Johnthen promised to EH;a3 I shall send a copy of Keats’s Letters for our occasional bedtime reading, to last until the spring; Letters and Journals are so suitable for that kind of reading. IHügel, Friedrich vonLetters from Baron Friedrich von Hügel to a Niece;a7 amHale, Emilyreading;w8Letters from Baron Friedrich von Hügel to a Niece;a2 very glad that you will find something in the Von Huegel [sc. Hügel], because the book has meant much to me, though I do not believe I have read it through.

TheSmith, DodieAutumn Crocus;a1 play you describe sounds like a play I saw last spring, called ‘Autumn Crocus’,4 though perhaps it is less vulgar, and there is a good deal of farcical comedy in ‘Autumn Crocus’. This play has been immensely successful, and is still running; and I must say that it was well acted, Francis Lederer being particularly good. The heroine is a very poor little schoolmistress from Manchester, who on her first holiday in the Tyrol falls immediately in love with the local hotel-keeper, who turns out to be married. She and her friend were only to be at the hotel for one night, but the hotel-keeper urges her to stay on. She is finally dissuaded by her friend, and returns to her dull job in England. But the point is that she seems to have no moral struggle whatever, and is really preserved from becoming the hotel-keeper’s mistress merely by her friend’s greater force of character, and (what is the matter with this typewriter?) on chiefly prudential grounds. What however is more offensive is a sub-plot of two young English people who are carrying out a ‘trial marriage’ at the hotel; there is a good deal of comedy between them and a stock size Vicar who is shocked, and the Vicar’s elderly maiden sister who is not shocked, and who gets tipsy by drinking too much brandy after being lost in a forest. The play is advertised by a placard of caricature sketches of the characters, and on the board the young couple are designated as ‘living in sin’. Yet it has played for many months to large houses of ordinary suburban people – the sort who make up the bulk of audiences – and they receive all the discussions of companionate marriage with roars of delight. It is a curious commentary upon the present time. RestorationWycherley, WilliamThe Country Wifecompared to Autumn Crocus;a1 Comedy is to my mind far more moral (as well as often very funny, e.g. ‘The Country Wife’) because it is not in any way subversive of morals; it recognises, I consider, the moral laws, and simply makes sport with the people who transgress them.5

AllChristianityevil;b6TSE's belief in;a1 this sort of thing is very troubling. The vicious, of course, we have always with us to the end of the world; but I am inclined to believe that the best agents of the Devil are unconscious agents, not the people who are bad and know it, but the people who preach evil in the name of virtue, reason and human happiness. It may sound hysterical or superstitious to you – to me it would have seemed so ten years ago – but I do believe in the existence of ‘powers and principalities’ of darkness as well as of light, theSt. Paul;a1 powers of which St. Paul speaks in one of his letters; and that we can expose ourselves either to the good or the evil.6 Does this seem quite fantastic, that anyone should talk this way in quite a literal sense?

I have just had a disappointment. I told you that I had finally ordered a print of that third photograph for you; they took a very long time making it; but it arrived yesterday and turned out to be not the one I ordered but the old profile which you had long ago. So I have written a furious letter and now we must start all over again.

IMcKnight Kauffer, Edwardhis cover for Triumphal March;a2 agree that McKnight Kauffer is not an ideal illustrator, though I must say that his drawing for Triumphal March seems to me the best so far (it seems that he is now imitating Chirico instead of the earlier Cubist styles of ten or twelve years ago);7 but it really is a choice of evils, and I do not know of anyone available who would not be worse. I tried to make a change with ‘Animula’ and the result was not at all happy.8 Youpoetrythe danger of illustrating;a1 see, what I want for my poem is not an illustration but a design – that is the great danger of illustrating poetry anyway, that the illustrator will merely impose his own particular interpretation of the poem upon the reader, instead of letting the reader, if he can, get his own direct impression. This however is the last occasion; for the market for those Christmas card poems is pretty well exhausted; and I should never have illustrations to any collection of poems. IfSweeney AgonistesTSE's desire to illustrate;a1 I ever finished my dramatic poem, ‘Sweeney Agonistes’, I might have that illustrated, because the illustrations there would be justified as ‘sets’ for the theatre; but then I should try to get an illustrator who would be content to carry out my own conception of what the characters look like.

IHinkleys, thehave never asked after EH's mother;b3 am surprised that the Hinkleys’ (one always speaks of them in the plural) had never asked about your mother; but probably people who have no experience of such matters feel more diffidence in speaking of them. (I do not know, by the way, how high you would ‘rate’ Eleanor in degree of intimacy among your other friends). IHale, Emily Jose Milliken (EH's mother)a comparison regretted and refined;a6 fear that what I last said may have pained you; of course I wrote it with all reserves knowing that none of my observations may apply in the least to your mothers’ [sic] case. But I do pray for such sufferers that they should not feel acutely. As IEliot, Vivien (TSE's first wife, née Haigh-Wood)mental state;e8compared to EH's mother's;a4 say, I only know the type of case of those who are convinced that they are persecuted and wronged, not the type of those (much rarer perhaps) who are possessed with the delusion that they have done wrong. But from the point of view of possible improvement I doubt whether the case is more hopeful because of more acute suffering than because of less: because always they are suffering for other reasons than those which they invent for themselves. I can understand your feeling about it, because when you know that the person is not suffering as much as he professes to suffer, you feel more cut off from the person. But there, I feel that in well-meaning attempts, I have already, and in previous letters, said too much already. It is not that I want to spare your feelings, for if I were in a position to know enough, I should always tell you quite frankly what I believed to be the truth – as I hope you would with me; it is merely that I may have said more than I am justified in saying on what little I know. And I think that a really good and understanding doctor, if your mother has one, can understand much better than you can, whose feelings are too deeply involved. Anyway, I hope you will forgive me.

This has been a very scrappy letter. I started it on Tuesday, but was not able to get enough written to be worth sending, and have been adding to it on Wednesday, Thursday and to-day Friday. It will be the first time that I have ever missed a Tuesday post, and please do not reprove me, because writing to you is the chief avocation and delight of my life, and it is far more exasperating to me to have to miss a post, than it can be to you not to receive a letter.

I continue to worry about your starving yourself. Really I don’t see how you can live on a dollar a day, unless the cost of food in Boston is much lower than it is in London. (IGreat Depression in the United Kingdom ('Great Slump')the 1931 Sterling Crisis;a1 predict that the cost of living in England is going to soar by the spring; the pound is still falling; tariffs are going to do very little good; in six months the country will be simmering with discontent; and I should not be surprised within a year to see a coup d’état: political predictions are usually wrong, so here are mine. Have you been able to supply yourself with any new clothes, and have you even enough warm things for the winter? For with undernourishment, and poor clothes (even the psychological effect of being shabby is a drain on the energy) I am afraid that my Emily may have a serious illness, and then what would become of me, please?

IThorps, the;a7 hope we can soon have the Thorps to a meal. IRossetti, Christinaadmired by TSE;a3 do like Christina Rossetti. IThorp, Margaret (née Farrand)TSE on;a3 also like Mrs. Thorp very much, both intelligent and sensitive I thought. HerThorp, Willardgrows on TSE;a6 husband I did not take to at first, but I think he improves; he looks too juvenile, but has I think a pretty alert and perceptive mind underneath his chubby exterior.

I was much interested by your account of your meeting with Dr. Park.

No further news from Harvard.

Your humble devoted servant

27 Nov. 31

1.ChristopherGrieve, Christopher MurrayMacDiarmid, HughGrieve, Christopher Murray Murray Grieve (1892–1978), pseud. Hugh MacDiarmid – poet, journalist, critic, cultural activist, self-styled ‘Anglophobe’, by turns Scottish Nationalist and Communist; founder-member of the Scottish National Party, 1928; founder of the Scottish Centre of PEN. His works include A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle (1926), To Circumjack Cencrastus (1930), ‘First Hymn to Lenin’ and Other Poems (1931), In Memoriam James Joyce (1955), Hugh MacDiarmid: Complete Poems, 1920–1976 (2 vols, 1978). See further Alan Bold, MacDiarmid, Christopher Murray Grieve: A Critical Biography (1988); The Letters of Hugh MacDiarmid, ed. A. Bold (1984); Dear Grieve: Letters to Hugh MacDiarmid (C. M. Grieve), sel. and ed. John Manson (Glasgow, 2011).

Grieve remarked to the novelist Neil M. Gunn on 3 May 1928: ‘Now as to Eliot, I believe (vide Drunk Man) he’s a Scotsman by descent – but it’s a damned long descent: and mentally he certainly fills the role you seem to have cast him for in your papers. He is pure Boston – ultra-English classicist in criticism: that’s what makes him so unintelligible to mere English conventionalists – they can’t follow their own ideas to their logical conclusions well enough to recognise their own supporters’ (MacDiarmid, Letters, 222).

2.J. H. WhyteWhyte, James Huntingdon ('J. H.'), editor of The Modern Scot (St Andrews). See Towards a New Scotland: Being a Selection from ‘The Modern Scot’ (1935).

3.The journal of OM includes this entry from Nov. 1931:

TheMorrell, Lady Ottolinewhich she records;a9n T. S. Eliots came to tea. She breathed out Ether so much that I felt nearly ‘etherized’.

It makes her so excited, so odd ,.. so childish & uncontrolled – like a wayward child,. & one never knows what on earth she is Going to say or Do .. the Dog is a continual anxiety . - . as she never lets the poor little thing have its run – so of course it makes messes .. & this she wipes or wants to wipe up with her handkerchief.

It is like sitting in a room with Electric wires all round – & if one strays or moves or speaks of some subjects a movement or a voice may touch some current of which one is ignorant & a spluttering of fire may ensue!!

I spoke of Tom looking young -- & she said why do some people look young. Tom said: some people are kept young through Drink & instanced De Quincey & Coleridge.

She at once flared up, & said why do you say such a thing Tom – It has upset me Now for the whole evening – saying a thing like that, It is in bad taste.”

I foresaw a conflagration –- & sparks on both sides – so I had to put my hand on her & say – He was only discussing a question in a physiological way. He wasn’t saying anything personal” -- but such outbursts & such electricity in the atmosphere is very exhausting.

To get any conversation at all, one has to dodge, . [sic] & run in & step & then suddenly to dash round corners as fast as one can & it is exciting for one to keep her lively & amused & looked after … Try to keep Tom interested intellectually.

But I cannot help being fond of her & of him too. For we have much in common & I respect him intellectually.

They are my kind of friends however mad & Detrache - ! It is these sort of people that I am happiest with --.

4.Autumn Crocus (1931), a play by Dodie Smith (writing as C. L. Anthony), dir. Basil Dean, which opened at the Lyric Theatre in Apr. 1931, starred Fay Compton and Francis Lederer.

5.See TSE on The Country Wife: Criterion 2: 8 (July 1924), p. 374.

6.‘For we battle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places’ (Ephesians 6: 12).

7.Triumphal March (Ariel Poems no. 35), with two illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer, was published on 8 Oct. 1931, in a run of 2,000 copies.

8.Animula (1929) was illustrated with woodblock prints by Gertrude Hermes (1901–83).

Barnes, James Stratchey, to dine chez Eliot, discussing Mosley with TSE,

9.JamesBarnes, James Stratchey Strachey Barnes (1890–1955), son of Sir Hugh Barnes. Brought up in Florence by his grandparents, Sir John and Lady Strachey, he went on to Eton and King’s College, Cambridge. During WW1 he served in the Guards and Royal Flying Corps. TSE to Sir Robert Vansittart, 12 Jan. 1939 (Letters 9, 16–17): ‘Barnes is the younger brother of an old friend of mine, Mrs St John Hutchinson … He wrote two books on Fascism … and was one of its earliest champions in this country. He was brought up in Italy (before going to Eton: he was subsequently in the Blues, then a Major in the Air Force, and at King’s after the War), has an Italian wife, and is the most convinced pro-Italian and pro-Fascist that I know. He is a Roman Catholic convert, and has or had some honorary appointment at the Vatican; but manages to combine this with a warm admiration for Mussolini, from which it follows that he has disapproved of British policy whenever that policy did not favour Italian policy … In private life he is rather a bore, and talks more than he listens, somewhat failing to appreciate that the person to whom he is talking may have other interests and other engagements.’ See too David Bradshaw and James Smith, ‘Ezra Pound, James Strachey Barnes (“the Italian Lord Haw-Haw”) and Italian Fascism’, Review of English Studies 64 (2013), 672–93.

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.’

Christianity, and human isolation, and modern economics, Ada on TSE's personal piety, scheme for 'Pro Fide' bookshop, among the Eliot family, and beauty, its sects like different clubs, Anglo-Catholicism, TSE's conversion to, which he dates to Eccleston Square meeting, Anglican Missal sought for EH, but unfortunately out of print, discussed at Boston Theological School, and the Petrine Claims, apostolic succession, over Roman Catholicism, as refuge from VHE, and the Reformation, asceticism, discipline, rigour, the necessity for, and TSE's daily exhortation, making and breaking habits, mastering emotions and passions, as salubrious, only remedy for a prurient culture, confession and communion, more possible during Harvard year, the case for unattainable ideals, in time of war, gets TSE up before 7 o'clock, hereditary with TSE, belief, and good poetry, faced with Second World War, and conversion, antidote to TSE's skepticism, Christendom, TSE ponders the decline of, TSE on his prominence within, its ruin, the Church Visible and Invisible, and TSE's war work, the Malabar Church, prospect of total reunion within, confession, helps to objectify sin, more dreaded than dentist, harder in the morning, death and afterlife, the struggle to prepare for, consoles TSE in life, and cremation, Requiem Mass, gives meaning to life, and what makes a desirable burial place, the nature of eternal life, divorce, unrecognised by Anglo-Catholic Church, which TSE regrets, in church law, would separate TSE from Church, evil, TSE's belief in, and moral percipience, guilt, and the New England conscience, hell, TSE's 1910 vision of, and damnation, according to TSE, liturgy, TSE's weekly minimum, Mass of the Pre-sanctified, Requiem Mass versus Mass of Good Friday, and whether to serve at Mass, Imposition of Ashes, at Christmas, High Mass over Mattins, aversion to Low Church Mattins, Roman service in Wayland, Tenebrae, in country parish church, as guest at Kelham, remarkable sermon, over Christmas, Tenebrae and Family Reunion, during Holy Week, Mass of Charles King and Martyr, love, loving one's neighbour, marriage, TSE's need for privacy within, mysticism and transcendence, interpenetration of souls, intimations of life's 'pattern', 'doubleness', arrived at through reconciliation, orthodoxy, only remedy for contemporary culture, and pagans, sets TSE at odds with modernity, necessarily trinitarian, 'Christian' defined, iniquities of liberal theology, and creed, authority, Transubstantiation, TSE disclaims 'self-centredness' in maintaining, politics, the Church and social change, how denomination maps onto, need for working-class priests, church leaders against totalitarianism and Nazism, Christianity versus Fascism and Communism, Papal Encyclical against Nazi Germany, the 'Dividend morality', Presbyterianism, TSE quips on the meanness of, Quakerism, resignation, reconciliation, peace, TSE's love allows for, 'peace that passeth all understanding', the struggle to maintain, following separation from VHE, retreat and solitude, EH at Senexet, the need for, a need increasing with age, and TSE's mother, Roman Catholicism, TSE's counter-factual denomination, Rome, sacraments, Holy Communion, marriage, sainthood, TSE's idea of, the paradoxes of, susceptible of different sins, sins, vices, faults, how to invigilate, the sense of sin, the sinner's condition, bound up with the virtues, as a way to virtue, TSE's self-appraisal, when humility shades into, when unselfishness shades into, among saints, proportionate to spiritual progress, daydreaming, despair, lust, pride, perfection-seeking pride, spiritual progress and direction, TSE's crisis of 1910–11, EH's crisis, versus automatism, TSE's sense of, towards self-knowledge, in EH's case, as personal regeneration, temptation, to action/busyness, the Church Year, Advent, Christmas, dreaded, happily over, TSE rebuked for bah-humbugging, church trumps family during, season of irreligion, thoughts of EH during, unsettling, fatiguing, in wartime, Easter preferred to, Ash Wednesday, Lent, season for meditation and reading, prompts thoughts of EH, Lady Day, Holy Week, its intensity, arduous, preserved from public engagements, exhausting but refreshing, excitingly austere, Easter, better observed than Christmas, missed through illness, Unitarianism, the Eliots' as against EH's, the prospect of spiritual revival within, as personified by TSE's grandfather, regards the Bible as literature, as against Catholicism, divides EH from TSE, and whether Jesus believed himself divine, according to Dr Perkins, in England as against America, over-dependent on preachers' personality, TSE's wish that EH convert from, outside TSE's definition of 'Christian', the issue of communion, baptism, impossibly various, virtues heavenly and capital, bound up with the vices, better reached by way of sin, charity, towards others, in Bubu, TSE's intentness on, delusions of, as against tolerance, chastity, celibacy, beneath humility, TSE lacks vocation for, faith, and doubt, hope, a duty, TSE's struggle for, humility, distinguished from humiliation, comes as relief, greatest of the virtues, propinquitous to humour, not an Eliot virtue, opposed to timidity, danger of pride in, is endless, TSE criticised for overdoing, theatre a lesson in, most difficult of the virtues, possessed by EH, possessed by EH to a fault, TSE compares himself to EH in, the paradox of, distinguished from inferiority, self-discovery teaches, possessed by Dr Perkins, patience, recommended to EH, its foundations, possessed by Uncle John, purity, distinguished from purification, temperance, with alcohol, beneath humility,
Douglas, Major Clifford Hugh ('C. H.'),
see also economics

5.C. H. DouglasDouglas, Major Clifford Hugh ('C. H.') (1879–1952), British engineer; proponent of the Social Credit economic reform movement. Noting that workers were never paid enough for them to purchase the goods they produced, Douglas proposed that a National Dividend (debt-free credit) should be distributed to all citizens so as to make their purchasing power equal to prices. Major works are Economic Democracy and Credit-Power and Democracy (1920); Social Credit (1924).

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,
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,
George, Robert Esmonde Gordon ('Robert Sencourt'), in thumbnail, staying with the Eliots, records TSE's argument with Koteliansky, recites chapter from new book, creates harmony between the Eliots, offers to lend TSE fur coat, relays gossip about VHE, stirs up situation, extends invitation to Cairo, and Stead visit Campden, forces himself on TSE, TSE's mixed feelings toward, The Life of Newman,

3.RobertGeorge, Robert Esmonde Gordon ('Robert Sencourt') Esmonde Gordon George – Robert Sencourt (1890–1969) – critic, historian, biographer: see Biographical Register.

Great Depression in the United Kingdom ('Great Slump'), the 1931 Sterling Crisis, the unemployment crisis, unemployment conference at York,
Grieve, Christopher Murray,

1.ChristopherGrieve, Christopher MurrayMacDiarmid, HughGrieve, Christopher Murray Murray Grieve (1892–1978), pseud. Hugh MacDiarmid – poet, journalist, critic, cultural activist, self-styled ‘Anglophobe’, by turns Scottish Nationalist and Communist; founder-member of the Scottish National Party, 1928; founder of the Scottish Centre of PEN. His works include A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle (1926), To Circumjack Cencrastus (1930), ‘First Hymn to Lenin’ and Other Poems (1931), In Memoriam James Joyce (1955), Hugh MacDiarmid: Complete Poems, 1920–1976 (2 vols, 1978). See further Alan Bold, MacDiarmid, Christopher Murray Grieve: A Critical Biography (1988); The Letters of Hugh MacDiarmid, ed. A. Bold (1984); Dear Grieve: Letters to Hugh MacDiarmid (C. M. Grieve), sel. and ed. John Manson (Glasgow, 2011).

Hale, Emily, visits the Eliots for tea, returns to Boston, likened to TSE's mother, TSE identifies with her 'reserve', encouraged to write for periodicals, visits West Rindge, summers in Seattle, presents herself as cossetted, blames herself for an unfulfilled life, returns to Boston, consulted over TSE's Norton Professorship, holidays in Castine, vacations in New Bedford, TSE fears accident befalling, travels to stay in Seattle, Frank Morley on Ada on, arrives in California, brought to tears by music, goes horse-riding, baited over how to boil an egg, TSE passes old school of, takes motoring holiday via San Francisco, summers in Seattle, TSE composes squib for, takes TSE's hand in dream, returned to California, TSE sends Harvard Vocarium record, holidays in West Rindge, returns to Boston before embarking for England, arrives in England, to travel to Paris, returns to London, feels inferior to 'brilliant society', invited to Sweeney Agonistes rehearsal, attends Richard II with TSE, attends Sweeney Agonistes, takes TSE to Gielgud's Hamlet, taken to see Stravinsky conducting, leaves for Italy, takes tea at OM's before leaving, mistaken for TSE's sister, returns to Florence, sails for the Riviera, returns from France, returns to Chipping Campden, to Guernsey with Jeanie McPherrin, taken to Henry IV on return, shares open taxi with TSE through Parks and Whitehall, and TSE attend The Gondoliers, visit to the Russian ballet, invited to Murder in Canterbury, and TSE attend 1066 And All That, taken to Tovaritch, and Morleys set for ballet, which she excuses herself from, criticised for flower-arranging, and TSE walk in the Cotswolds, feels inferior to Margaret Thorp, and TSE theatre-going with Thorps, taken to Timon of Athens, taken to Peer Gynt, visited at Campden for TSE's birthday, takes lodgings in Oxford, lodges at 19 Rosary Gardens, watches TSE read to Student Christian Movement, and TSE visit Kenwood House, dines with the Maritains, describes tea with the Woolfs, returns to America, visits Ada on Boston homecoming, possible career-move into politics, pays winter visit to Rindge, and Eleanor Hinkley attend New York Murder, moves to 154 Riverway with Perkinses, considers volunteering for charity, living at 5 Clement Circle, holidays in Cataumet, returns abruptly to Cambridge, recuperates in New Hampshire, moves to 240 Crescent St., Northampton, Mass., lectures at Concord, returns to Brimmer Street, returns to Boston during vacation, sails for England, in residence at Chipping Campden, travels to Yorkshire, returned to Chipping Campden, returns and moves to 22 Paradise Road, Northampton, Mass., spends Thanksgiving in Boston, stays at Hotel Lincolnshire with the Perkinses, vacations at New Bedford, visits New York, holidays in Charleston, as patron of school, returns to Northampton, sails for England, day at Windsor with TSE, fortnight at Campden with TSE, at Campden with TSE again, returns to America with 'Boerre', ordered to stay in America in case of war, given Family Reunion draft with her comments, encouraged to write drama criticism, vacations in New Bedford, advises TSE against Tewkesbury choruses, holidays with the Havenses, sails for England, at Chipping Campden, stays with the Adam Smiths in Scotland, returns to America with Perkinses, safely returned, sent copy of TSE's daily prayers, sent first CNL, sends TSE selected American plays, holidays in New Bedford, spends Easter in Harwichport, holiday destinations, holidays in Cape Cod, returns to the Perkinses at 90 Commonwealth Avenue, stays with Elsmiths in Woods Hole, holidays on Grand Manan, visits Perkinses in Boston, returns to 90 Commonwealth Avenue, holidays in Madison, Wisc., travels on to Maine, holidays on Grand Manan, holidays in Bangor, Maine, as president of S. P. C. A., spends Christmas holiday in New Bedford, holidays in Woods Hole, loans out her Eliotana, removes from Smith to the Perkinses, spends time in Maine, repairs to New Bedford, spends time in Tryon, N. C., returned to Boston, spends three days in New York, shares details of will, holidays on Grand Manan, leaves TSE portrait in event of predeceasing him, late summer in New Brunswick, vacations in New Bedford, repairs to New Bedford, resident in Millbrook, takes short holiday at 'Bleak House', holidays on Grand Manan, visits Woods Hole, visits New Bedford, holidays in New Bedford, spends holiday at Sylvia Knowles's, holidays in Dorset, Vt., holidays briefly in Farmington, holidaying on Grand Manan, TSE seeks Trojan Women translation for, moves to 9 Lexington Road, gives Christmas readings, congratulates TSE on OM, urges TSE not to despair at honours, spends Easter in Boston, race-relations and the WPA, sings Bach's B Minor Mass, removes from Concord to Andover, on life in Grand Manan, congratulates TSE on Nobel Prize, resident at 35 School Street, Andover, summers between Boston, Woods Hole, New Bedford and Grand Manan, recounts journey to Grand Manan, takes The Cocktail Party personally, then repents of doing so, post-Christmas stay in New Bedford, reports on Cocktail Party's opening, summers between Chocorua and Campobello, tours westward to California during summer holiday, attends British Drama League summer school, holidays in Grand Manan, asks TSE for occasional poem, week in the Virgin Islands, summers between Mount Desert and California, spends holidays in New Bedford, recuperates in New Bedford, returns, briefly to Chipping Campden, Eleanor Hinkley reports on, writes to EVE, sends EVE photograph of TSE, makes tour of Scandinavia, approaches TSE on Smith's behalf, which approach TSE declines, writes to TSE on GCF's death, moves back to Concord, pays visit to Seattle, reacts to TSE's death, writes to EVE, meets EVE, dies, appearance and characteristics, her shapely neck, TSE's memory for certain of her old dresses, particularly four dresses, which TSE then describes, TSE begs EH to describe her clothing, in silk, autumn 1930, costumed in a 'Titian wig', EH encouraged to gain weight, EH encouraged to tan, her Jantzen suit, TSE begs a slip of hair from, her gold-and-green tea gown, her Praxitelean nose, EH congratulated on 'perm', EH refuses TSE lock of hair, her voice, Guardsman dress, as a Botticelli Madonna, her hands, recommended skin-cream, 'new goldy dress', TSE inquires after, in TSE's dreams, 'new and nuder' swimsuit demanded, her black dress/red jacket outfit, dressed in blue, in charming black dress, her sense of humour, her New England conscience, the famous apricot dress, her hair, various dresses, EH's idea of new dresses, EH hair cut in the new style, blue dress worn following masque, as actor, as Olivia in Twelfth Night, in the Cambridge Dramatic club, as Roxane in Cyrano in 1915/16, as Judith Bliss in Hay Fever, EH considers giving up for teaching, in the 'stunt show' with TSE, as Beatrice, TSE hopes, in The Footlight Club, in Berkeley Square, in The Yellow Jacket, EH praised over Ruth Draper, under Ellen van Volkenburg, cast as an octogenarian, in The Old Lady Shows Her Medals, TSE speculates as to her future in, and teaching, as Lady Bracknell, TSE begs to write part for, in The Footlight Club, potentially in summer theatre company, as the Duchess of Devonshire, potentially in The Family Reunion, Cambridge Dramatic club reunion, The Wingless Victory, in masque with TSE, in a Van Druten play, as Lodovico Sforza, in play by Laurence Housman, as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, with Paul Stephenson, in Kind Lady, joins the Dorset Players, as director ('producer'), La Locandiera, Lady Gregory's The Dragon, Dust of the Road, Comus, possibly temporarily at St. Catherine's, Va., chorus work at Smith, Electra, Quality Street, The Merchant of Venice, Dear Brutus, Christmas play, Richard II, Hay Fever, Christmas pantomime, The Dorset Players, a reading of Outward Bound, Molnár's The Swan, Dulcy, The School for Scandal, Fanny and the Servant Problem, Dear Brutus again, Twelfth Night, Prunella, Christmas play, Antigone, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, The Admirable Crichton, Holy Night, The Tempest, as teacher, EH lectures on 'Modern British Verse', as a career, at Milwaukee-Downer College, Mich., at Simmons College, Boston, EH considers post at Scripps, which she accepts, arrives at Scripps, establishes drama workshop at Scripps, EH lectures on TSE, EH's advice that TSE lecture less slowly, as described by Scripps student, and being admired by students, TSE sees her teaching as a kind of acting, requests year's leave from Scripps, resigns position at Scripps, declares intention to teach again, possibly, temporarily, at St. Catherine's, Va., possibly at Smith, post at St. Catherine's rejected, appointed to position at Smith, is installed at Smith, reappointed with pay-rise, reappointed again for two years, her work at Smith, unsettled at Smith, in time of war, insecure over job at Smith, from which EH takes 'sabbatical', let go by Smith, takes job at Concord Academy, appointed to post at Bennett Junior College, Millbrook, appointment to permanent Concord position, EH thinks of giving up, lectures on Family Reunion, her work at Concord Academy, resignation from Concord Academy, takes permanent position at Abbot, EH admits to being sheltered by, retirement from Abbot, according to Abbot Academy tribute, birthdays, presents and love-tokens, EH's birthday compared to TSE's, TSE sends Terry–Shaw correspondence for EH's birthday, EH sends TSE pomme purée, present from EH, flowers for EH's birthday arrive too soon, EH wearing TSE's ring, two rings bought for EH, EH bought typewriter, TSE 'cables' EH roses, TSE consults EH over potential present, TSE's second 'sapphire' ring for, EH refits new rings from TSE, TSE receives flowers for Christmas, EH given 'powder box' for Christmas, EH's present to TSE goes amiss, missing present (calendar) explained, EH left cigarettes by TSE, EH gives TSE cigarette case, TSE necklace-hunting for EH, pearls suggested for EH, EH bought sapphire bracelet, EH gives TSE a signet ring, EH bought blue-gray scarf, EH gives TSE silk handkerchiefs, TSE has signet ring engraved, further ring sought for EH, EH with TSE on his birthday, EH gives TSE initialled leather portfolio, TSE given ashtrays and matchbox, furs sought for EH, EH gives TSE stool, roses sent to EH on birthday, TSE given diary and hairbrush box, TSE given rosary and print, EH buys TSE towel rails, TSE receives diary for Christmas, 1810 ring bought for EH, EH buys TSE various ties, war means no flowers, EH's lapis lazuli ring, TSE neglects to cable EH, EH knits socks for TSE, which turn out large, EH sends TSE 'snowflake' socks, EH remembers TSE's birthday with reference to Shakespeare, TSE sent marmalade and liver-paste, EH writes poem for TSE's birthday, EH sends TSE provisions, EH loses sapphire from ring, diamond circlet given to EH in 1939, EH gives TSE socks for Christmas, TSE gives EH 'evening bag', EH unthanked for Christmas present, correspondence with TSE, TSE petitions EH to bestow on the Bodleian, TSE exalts as authoritative, TSE envisions as reading-group, the only writing TSE enjoys, TSE as Cyrano to EH's Roxane, TSE's dependence on, TSE's nights spent planning, TSE rereads with pleasure, the strain of interruption, switches to Air Mail, TSE on his decision to renew, TSE marks first anniversary of, keeps TSE sane, TSE hopes to telephone, TSE wishes to maintain when in America, EH would withhold from the Bodleian bequest, from which TSE tries to dissuade her, TSE violently dependent on, TSE begs EH that it be preserved, less exciting to EH than at first, TSE's horror of sounding sermonic, if such a correspondence were profitable, and TSE's respectful reticence, EH suggests entrusting to Willard Thorp, but subsequently explains she meant Margaret Thorp, EH's to do with as pleases, and the prospect of TSE writing every night, TSE still rereads with pleasure, excites TSE too much to write smoothly, compared with talking, phone call finally arranged, which finally takes place, EH importuned to write more, TSE promises three letters a week, EH refuses more than one, a solitude within a solitude, EH switches to typewriter, which TSE offers to buy, observed weekly by EH's students, flatters TSE most when EH writes undutifully, TSE's dread of EH rationing, TSE's efforts to moderate himself within, TSE imagines the unsealing of, TSE offers to cease, a place to vent one's feelings, TSE rebuked for 'intolerance' within, EH learns to type, hinders TSE from work, TSE on life before, third anniversary marked, thwarted by TSE's self-loathing, TSE doubts having pursued, restraints on TSE's ardour lifted, more constrained by day, TSE worries about burdening EH with, worth TSE getting home early for, by day, by night, TSE specially treasures recent 'love letters', more delightful since EH's reciprocation, and TSE's diminished ardour, switches to transatlantic airmail, constrained by war, opened by censor, and Shamley Green post-office, TSE apologises for, EH free to dispose of, within limits, particularly constrained by EH's letter of 1939, and the experience of delay, TSE equivocates on preserving, varied with airgraph, again, EH's to do with as she pleases, still intended for Bodleian, TSE chastened for short cables, TSE's letters 'undemonstrative and impersonal', post-war frequency, being and not being loving by letter, EH asks TSE to reduce, TSE criticised for following monthly injunction, TSE rebuked for impersonality, EH formally bequeaths to Princeton, TSE unfussed as to repository, TSE reiterates 50-year prohibition, TSE's worries as to future appearances, EH promises Princeton her statement on, promises letters with ten-year seal, attempts to shorten TSE's moratorium, which TSE refuses, which forces EH to relent, TSE encouraged to return EH's letters, EH deposits further material with Princeton, EH makes 'recording' for Princeton, EH renews plea to shorten moratorium, and is again refused, TSE destroys EH's letters, TSE repents of severe letter, which EH never receives, EH suspects TSE of destroying her letters, EH instructs Princeton to discard 'recording', EH ultimately respects TSE's wishes, EH on TSE's destruction of her letters, family, her father, her childhood compared to TSE's, TSE desires family history of, EH encouraged to keep younger company, EH's unity with parents, EH's relations with aunt and uncle, EH's relations with aunt and uncle, EH photographed with parents, and EH's obligations to, finances, health, physical and mental, admits to breakdown, TSE compares 'nightmares' with, TSE's desire to nurse, suffers neuritis, then neuralgia, recommended suncream, suffers arthritis, suffers with sinuses, her teeth, experiences insomnia, suffers 'hives', suffers crisis body and soul, feels depressed over Christmas, suffers neuralgia, suffers intestinal flu, has shingles, admitted to hospital, convalesces on Grand Manan, recuperates in Washington, Conn., photographs of, as a child, Edith Sitwellesque photograph, in 18th-century costume, in 18th-century French costume, in broad-brimmed 'picture' hat, TSE buys Kodak, in deck-chair, eating sandwich, in a car, 'the Beautiful one', which TSE has enlarged for his dressing-table, painful, because taken in the 'interim', in bacchanalian pose, 'Semitic', among young people, set 'Elizabeth' giggling, Diana Mannersesque, are mnemonic aids to TSE, kneeling beside can of flowers, TSE's favourite, with ordinarily sized hands, smoking in chair, as child with big ears, taken on TSE's arrival in Claremont, in Jane Austen fashion, in unfamiliar jacket, taken in autumn, with mother and father, as a child, in TSE's note-case throughout Blitz, in Wingless Victory, as child, in gold frame, in familiar jacket, taken with Boerre, surround TSE at Shamley, with baby, in a group, of EH's portrait, in sailor suit, all inadequate, carrying lamp, with Rag Doll, at Campobello, reading, Henry James, Letters from Baron Friedrich von Hügel to a Niece, All Passion Spent, Bubu de Montparnasse, F&F thriller, Eyeless in Gaza, Dante, Hopkins and Roosevelt, Henry Irving: The Actor and His World, relationship with TSE, TSE's first acquaintance with, its abnormality, runs to admiration from EH, and TSE's habitual reserve, its morality under examination, defended by TSE, its susceptibilities envisaged by TSE, EH admits estrangement within, and TSE's desire for intimacies, provokes sorrow and fury in TSE, confided to the Perkinses, Miss Ware and Father Underhill, TSE's chance to be frivolous, and the prospect of TSE's Harvard year, TSE dates first meeting to 1905, whereas EH dates to 1915, TSE's terror of renewing in California, teaches TSE true companionship, runs to a 'kiss', as perpetual progress and revelation, EH offered manumission from, if TSE were not married, seems more real for TSE's American year, TSE's reasons against marrying, TSE fears having misled over, EH again offered manumission from, EH writes to Ada concerning, EH blames TSE for his ardour, then apologises for blaming TSE, leads to unhappiness in EH, possible drain on EH's health, its perceived inequalities, pity and gratitude would corrupt, TSE conditionally promises marriage, TSE sees as an imposition on EH, potentially richer for meeting TSE's friends, EH 'kisses' TSE, EH rests head on TSE's shoulder, EH strokes TSE's face, as consubstantial union, TSE's love finally reciprocated, mutual embraces, EH kissed on the right foot, TSE favoured with birthday kiss, exhausting, should proceed without hope of marriage, TSE again regrets misleading EH, as one of mutual dependence, its unsatisfactions, its seasonal rhythm, but for VHE would be marriage, EH seeks post-war clarity on, and the prospect of VHE's death, following VHE's death, TSE reflects on the deterioration of, TSE reflects generally on, and men and women generally, according to Theresa Eliot, EH reflects on, since TSE discounted marriage, had TSE behaved differently in 1914, its new dispensation, source of mutual anguish, apropos of TSE's second marriage, EH's marriage regret, EH recoils from publicising, TSE re-evaluates, EH writes to EVE about, religious beliefs and practices, claims experience of 'vision', admits suffering spiritual crisis, goes on retreat, and TSE's definition of sainthood, compared to TSE's, professes to resent the Church, makes retreat to Senexet, the issue of communion, the possibility of confirmation, source of worry to EH, confronts TSE on religious differences, TSE on her 'Christian spirit', fears TSE considers her damned, TSE pointedly refrains from criticising, unclear to TSE, TSE's love for, and their conversation in Eccleston Square, declared, in 1915, and TSE's desire to be EH's spiritual possession, source of serenity to TSE, the strangeness of not broadcasting, first felt in 1913, recognised by TSE the night of Tristan und Isolde, TSE's reasons for not declaring in 1913, what TSE said instead of declaring, a pain of sorts, unconfided to friends, not immune to jealousy of EH's male friends, its passion tempered by religion, and the torment of resignation, defiled by possessiveness and anger, and a particular journey back from Pasadena, in light of California stay, increases his desire to quarrel with EH, TSE doubts decision to declare, eternally unconditional, shows TSE true meaning of tenderness, defined by TSE, violent, clarified and strengthened by Chipping Campden reunion, disquiets EH, obstructive to EH loving another, TSE initially relieved to find unrequited, queered by inexperience, TSE repents of over-prizing, startles TSE, like 'a burglar', strengthened and deepened, irrespective of physical beauty, finally reciprocated, ideal when unreciprocated, relieved only by poetry, as against love's travesties, as expressed in Burnt Norton, over time, apparently undimmed but dwarfed by war, and the first time TSE spoke EH's name, thwarted by question of divorce, EH questions, now better adjusted to reality, argument over communion challenges, would run to jealously but not marriage, as expressed in 1914 on Chestnut Hill, TSE's names, nicknames and terms of endearment for, 'Lady', 'Dove', 'My saint', 'Bienaimée', TSE's reason for calling her 'Dove', 'Isolde', 'My Lady', 'Emilie', 'Princess', 'Lady bird', 'Birdie', 'riperaspberrymouth', 'Emily of Fire & Violence', 'Bouche-de-Fraise', 'Bouch-de-Framboise', 'Raspberrymouth', not 'Wendy', 'Nightingale', 'Mocking Bird', 'Love', 'My true love', 'my Self', 'Emilia' and Shelley's Epipsychidion, 'my Own', 'Girl', 'Western Star', 'Darling', 'My Life', 'My Lamb', 'Beloved my Female', 'My own Woman', writings, an article on 'Weimar', letter to The Times about King's jubilee, account of communion at Beaulieu, EH asks to write about TSE, review of La Machine infernale, review of Dangerous Corner, a note for S. P. C. A., an 'epigram', 'Actors at Alnwick', 'An Etching', 'The Giocanda Smile', 'The Personal Equation in Spoken English', 'A Play from Both Sides of the Footlights', 'Summer Sunshine: A Memory of Miss Minna Hall', 'They flash upon the inward eye',
Hale, Emily Jose Milliken (EH's mother), admission to McLean's Hospital, EH's frequent visits to, her state of mind, compared to VHE, a comparison regretted and refined, a strain on EH, falls ill, and suffering more generally, reported to be better, in the hands of physicians, in TSE's prayers, TSE (un-falsely) consoles EH over, her health, doctor prognosticates on, business relating to, TSE meditates on, war affects care for, and TSE's hope for the afterlife, final illness, dies, her funeral, anniversary of death marked, Theresa on,
Hinkleys, the, during TSE's student days, in London, cheerful but somehow stunted, take to Evelyn Underhill and Harriet Weaver, taken on Bloomsbury tour, OM on, TSE reflects on their departure, have never asked after EH's mother, not in TSE's confidence as to EH, at odds with TSE's view of marriage, EH yet to confide in, more conventional than moral, bemuse TSE, their company makes TSE feel wary, outside Ada's confidence, TSE repents of criticising, more intolerant even than TSE, apprised of TSE's separation, ignorant of TSE's feelings for EH, EH explains relationship with TSE to, family drama of Dane babies, supported Landon over FDR, their insularity, their family sclerosis, TSE imagines EH's evening with,
Hügel, Friedrich von, paraphrased for EH, appears in American actress's memoirs, TSE invited to join society founded by, invoked against the idea of conversion, Letters from Baron Friedrich von Hügel to a Niece,
Hutchinsons, the, dine chez Eliot, questioned by VHE as to TSE's whereabouts, dine in company with TSE, give TSE Bath Olivers, as friends,
Keats, John, his love-letters disparaged, but suggested as joint-reading, then promised to EH, TSE recants superior attitude to, his letters guarantee his talent, his letters, Testaccio Cemetery appeal,
McKnight Kauffer, Edward, gossiping at Clive Bell's, his cover for Triumphal March, as husband, takes Hitleresque photo, TSE dislikes photograph by, TSE opens Kauffer Memorial Exhibition, which involves television appearance,

2.EdwardMcKnight Kauffer, Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890–1954), American artist and illustrator: see Biographical Register. His partner was Marion Dorn (1896–1964), textile designer.

Marston, John, TSE's paper on,
Morrell, Lady Ottoline, on Dr Roger Vittoz, chez Eliot to meet Nora Joyce, on tea with the Eliots, first impression of Joyce, on TSE as 'modern', on the Eliots and the Hinkleys, the Eliots to tea with, which she records, invited to dinner chez Eliot, which she describes, religion debated at tea given by, where Ralph Hodgson meets TSE, on the Eliots' old-fashioned party, described, by request, for EH, met TSE through Bertrand Russell, invites the Eliots to meet Walter de la Mare, gives tea-party for Yeats, at which the Eliots are described, dines chez Eliot, at the Eliots' tea party, lightning rod for VHE's misinformation, stirred up by Gordon George, attacks After Strange Gods, on the gralloching of After Strange Gods, on TSE as friend, gives TSE vintage jewellery tips, invites EH and TSE to tea, on EH, discusses Yeats with TSE, at Sweeney Agonistes, gives tea-party attended by EH, requests tête-à-tête with TSE, and the Group Theatre, to visit Viceroy of India, departs for India, pushiness in medical matters, dressing Indian on her return, intimidates GCF, EH invited to tea with, petitioned on Barker's behalf, issues TSE with Irish introductions, debriefed on Ireland, gives TSE customary diary, complains of Yeats over tea, between convalescence and Italy, and Dr Karl Martin, dies, TSE her final guest,
see also Morrells, the

4.LadyMorrell, Lady Ottoline Ottoline Morrell (1873–1938), hostess and patron: see Biographical Register.

poetry, the danger of illustrating, versus the law, as career path, as social construct, as against didacticism, as redefined by Sweeney Agonistes, TSE on his oeurvre, TSE's own reasons for writing, TSE doubts his own, TSE's unrecorded epigram on, TSE on his own, and the importance of models, relieves TSE's longing for EH, nonsense poetry, versus drama, and TSE's new drawing-desk, and theatre-going audiences, and the dissimulation of feeling, TSE on writing after long intermission, jealousy among poets, and personal experience, TSE's defended from EH's charge of 'futility', and emotion, and marriage to VHE, and varieties of audience,
Rossetti, Christina, quoted by a maudlin TSE, recited at Poetry Bookshop, admired by TSE, worshipper at Christ Church, Woburn Square, Virginia Woolf's hairstyle likened to, EH sends TSE prayer of,
St. Paul, TSE on reading, as saint, and orthodoxy,
Shakespeare Association Council, meeting of, TSE lectures to,
Smith, Dodie, Autumn Crocus,
Sweeney Agonistes, TSE's desire to illustrate, copy inscribed to EH, defended as poetry, recited for Signet Society, importance of the drummer, rated TSE's best by More, Hallie Flanagan's Vassar production, and TSE's Vassar visit, its characters compared to Auden's, new direction in drama, discussed with Rupert Doone, Group Theatre production, JDH on Doone's production, TSE on Doone's production, Rupert Doone explains his production, reviewed by Desmond MacCarthy, and Yeats's Mercury Theatre season, referred to as 'dance play', revival compared to Group Theatre premiere, EH taken to revival, EH's opinion on, its St. John of the Cross epigraph, TSE reflects on,
Thorp, Margaret (née Farrand), accompanied TSE and EH to Tristan, VHE's liking for, TSE on, TSE's Tristan references lost on, compared to husband, possible trustee of Hale correspondence, one of EH's few confidants, would think TSE romantic, TSE on EH's feeling of inferiority to, approachable but for Willard, Criterion review of her book, an unsoothing presence, F&F publish book by, teased for liberalism, EH on, EH seeks job opportunity through, encouraging EH to augment Princeton deposit, America at the Movies,
see also Thorps, the

16.MargaretThorp, Margaret (née Farrand) Farrand (1891–1970), author and journalist – see Margaret Thorp in Biographical Register.

Thorp, Willard, introduced by TSE to Dobrée, at the Criterion meeting, grows on TSE, teaches Ombre to the Eliots, EH thinks of entrusting letters to, seems lifeless, has stiffening effect on TSE, requests Paul More tribute, which he delivers to More, congratulates TSE on Family Reunion, invited TSE to Princeton, due to teach at Harvard, compared to Margaret, resembles Sweden's Crown Prince, formally notified of EH's bequest, objects to TSE's 50-year moratorium, and EH's 'recordings', seeks again to shorten moratorium, but again refused, invited to petition TSE directly, but shifts responsibility to Dix, makes transcript of EH's 'recording',
see also Thorps, the

1.Margaret Thorp, née Farrand (1891–1970), contemporary and close friend of EH; noted author and biographer. WillardThorp, Willard Thorp (1899–1990) was a Professor of English at Princeton University. See Biographical Register. See further Lyndall Gordon, Hyacinth Girl, 126–8, 158–9.

Thorps, the, EH brings to TSE's notice, to tea chez Eliot, take flat in Lincoln's Inn, attend TSE's Poetry Bookshop reading, VHE invites to party, host the Eliots to tea, grow on TSE, host the Eliots for claret, cheesecake and Ombre, invite VHE to supper, compared to the Noyeses, take offence where none intended, called on in Princeton, appear in Campden, worth discussing American politics with, TSE imagines living with, TSE against leaving letters to, likeness to the Webbs, EH on, differentiated, take in worthy Chaplin exhibition, unrelaxing hosts, advise EH over terms of Princeton bequest, and EH's 'recording', pushing EH to write autobiography,
Whyte, James Huntingdon ('J. H.'),

2.J. H. WhyteWhyte, James Huntingdon ('J. H.'), editor of The Modern Scot (St Andrews). See Towards a New Scotland: Being a Selection from ‘The Modern Scot’ (1935).

Wycherley, William, The Country Wife, compared to Autumn Crocus, Athene Seyler and Edith Evans remembered in, does not disgust TSE, TSE on,