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T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965
Literary File, Photography Collection

30 items

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None

Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The T. S. Eliot Literary File consists of 30 photographs, most of which are images of Eliot. About half were taken during his visit to the University of Texas at Austin in April 1958. There are also images of Valerie Fletcher, Lady Ottoline Morrell, A. N. Whitehead, and various other people. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located at PH:LF:Eliot, T.S., unless otherwise noted.

Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
*P1 Portrait of Eliot as a middle-aged man.
*P2A-P2C 3 variant images of Eliot at a press conference in the Rare Books Collection, the University of Texas at Austin, 21 April 1958.
*P3A-P3C Variant portraits of Eliot taken during his visit to the University of Texas at Austin, April 1958.
* P4CPortrait of Eliot (same as P3A).
*P6 Photographic reproduction of a black chalk study by Percy Wyndham Lewis of Eliot.
*P7 Photographic reproduction of a 1965 painting by Sir Gerald Kelly of Eliot.
*P8 Photographs of a sculpted bust by Jacob Epstein of Eliot with manuscript pages and copies of Eliot's book The Cocktail Party.
*P9A-P9B 2 variant images of an unidentified young woman with Epstein's sculpted bust of Eliot.
* P10A-P10FPartial roll (9 frames) of BW 120mm film (P10A) of Epstein's bust of Eliot in left profile, with corresponding contact sheet (P10B) and contact prints (P10C-P10F).
* P11A-P11CImages of Eliot during his visit to the University of Texas at Austin, April 1958, at a press conference with an unidentified man (P11A), autographing books (P11B), and at the airport with Valerie Fletcher and two unidentified men (P11C).
* P12Snapshot of Eliot with Julian Morrell and A. N. Whitehead at Garsington.
* P13Snapshot of Eliot with Lady Ottoline Morrell, A. N. Whitehead, and 2 unidentified people.
*P14 Portrait of Valerie Fletcher (Eliot's second wife).
*P17 Portrait of Eliot and Valerie Fletcher, who is holding a copy of Eliot's book On Poetry and Poets.
PH:LF:OV Box, Small P4A-P4BPortrait of Eliot (same as P3A).
PH:LF:OV Box, Small P5Photographic reproduction of a 1929 drawing by "U.R." of Eliot.
PH:LF:OV Box, Medium P18Portrait of Eliot as an older man.

Index of Photographers

Beacham, Hans--P3A, P4A-P4C
McBean, Angus, 1904- --P1A-P1B
Texas Student Publications, Inc.--P11A-P11B
United Press International--P2A-P2C

T. S. Eliot Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 24 September007)

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