ELIOT (T.S.) Typed letter signed, 1961
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ELIOT (T.S.) Typed letter signed, 1961
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Typed letter signed ("T.S. Eliot"), to the Warden, University Centre, Bradford ("Dear Mr Shaw"), declining his invitation to give a talk: "I have to consider lecture engagements pretty carefully since I am not competent at informal talks and have to write out what I have to say in full, which takes several weeks of my spare time"; and explaining that "My Convocation lecture at Leeds was a very exceptional task for me to undertake and normally when I go up to Yorkshire it is for the purpose of rest and relaxation", one pages, headed paper, nick to margin, a little creased, 4to, Faber & Faber, Russell Square, 20 July 1961


  • 'I AM NOT COMPETENT AT INFORMAL TALKS': Eliot had gone up to Yorkshire that June and while there had delivered his well-known lecture 'To Criticize the Critic' as the convocation address at the University of Leeds.
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