Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence by and about the author, an undated notebook, legal documents, and portraits of the author. The typescripts and manuscripts include poems, criticism, plays, and lectures. Also included are poems, criticism, eulogies, essays, and notes toward works, in typescript and manuscript, by W. H. Auden, Donald Gallup, Randall Jarrell, Frank V. Morley, Sean O'Casey, Ezra Pound, Stephen Spender, Lytton Strachey, and others. Among this material is the typescript/manuscript of "The Waste Land," with Ezra Pound's annotations. Correspondence dates from 1918 to 1964, whose recipients include Sylvia Beach, Rupert Doone, Ahme Haigh-Wood, W. S. Merwin, Henry Miller, Frank V. Morley, Michael Roberts, Edward Sackville-West, Vernon Watkins, Humbert Wolfe, Leonard Sidney Woolf, Virginia Woolf, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from 1919 to 1989, between various correspondents, including Willa Cather, Donald Gallup, Alfred Kazin, Frank V. Morley, Cynthia Ozick, Ezra Pound, Herbert Edward Read, Muriel Rukeyser, Edith Sitwell, Frances Steloff, Lytton Strachey, and others. There are letters to T. S. Eliot from Frank V. Morley, Dachine Rainer, Michael Roberts, Louis Untermeyer, Virginia Woolf, and from Malcolm Merritt of the The James Joyce Society, dating from 1930 to 1961.
The T. S. Eliot collection of papers are arranged in four series: