Thursday, January 2nd, officials at Princeton University Library disclosed a collection of 1,131 letters from T.S. Eliot to his companion Emily Hale. The letters have been sealed and untouched since 1956. It was in that year that Hale donated them to the Princeton University Library. She requested that the letters remain sealed until 50 years after her or Eliot’s death.
The letters contain details of Eliot’s personal life, opinions of the literary community, his career, and a final instruction to his estate. A surprising letter with a prophetic warning: