University of Texas at Austin

T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection

Creator: Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965
Title: T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot Literary File Photograph Collection
Dates: 1958-1965
Extent: 30 items
Abstract: A collection of thirty photographs, primarily of the British poet T. S. Eliot, many of which were taken during his visit to the University of Texas at Austin in April 1958.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02679
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at
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Administrative Information

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: HRC Staff

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The T. S. (Thomas Stearns) 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.
Further descriptions of some items may be available in a card catalog in the repository. This collection forms a part of the Literary File Photography Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

The Ransom Center also holds manuscript material from Eliot in the T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot Collection (MS-01300).

Index Terms


Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Eliot, Valerie.
Epstein, Jacob, 1880-1959.
Kelly, Gerald, 1879-1972.
Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957.
Morrell, Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, Lady, 1873-1938.
Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947.


University of Texas at Austin.

Document Types

Film negatives.
Photographic prints.

Item List