Eliot Family Collection
- Eliot, William Greenleaf, 1811-1887 (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use
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T.S. Eliot (Thomas Stearns Eliot) (1888-1965), the youngest son of Henry Ware Eliot and Charlotte Stearns Eliot, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1927, Eliot became a British citizen. He was a Nobel Prize-winning poet (Literature, 1948) and playwright. Also in 1948, King George VI bestowed the Order of Merit upon him. Eliot’s book, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats inspired Cats, one of the longest-running musicals in history. T.S. Eliot died on January 4, 1965 (in London) at age 76.
This collection is arranged into four series.
Series 01 – Files
Series 02 – Scrapbook
Series 03 – Books
Series 04 – Phonograph Records
Series 05 - Oversized Materials
Series 01, 03 and 04 are arranged alphabetically by name, either person or organization. The arrangement scheme was imposed during processing in the absence of a usable original order.
Series 02 is arranged in the order in which the items were placed by the creator.
Method of Acquisition
- Eliot Family Collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
Collecting Area Details
Part of the University Archives Collecting Area
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US