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T. S. Eliot collection

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No.1103

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of material relating to T.S. Eliot collected by Julius M. Cruse, including some correspondence and a lecture by Eliot, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, programs, bookseller and publisher catalogs, and lectures related to T. S. Eliot. There is also records related to Cruse's colelcting, including correspondence with booksellers, inventory lists, and sales receipts.


  • 1920-2001

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biographical Note

Dr. Julius Cruse was born in 1937. He earned B.A. and B.S. degrees in chemistry from the University of Mississippi in 1958, and then received a D.Med.Sc Degree from the University of Graz (Austria) while a Fulbright Fellow. He received his M.D./Ph.D. in pathology from the University of Tennessee College in Medicine before returning to the University of Mississippi where he taught and practiced medicine for nearly 50 years.

Though an immunologist by trade, Cruse was also an avid book collector with a particular interest in T.S. Eliot. By 1995 Cruse had amassed what is thought to be the largest and most complete collection of material related to T.S. Eliot in private hands.

Julius Cruse died in 2018.


5 linear feet (5 boxes),; 3 oversized papers boxes (OP),; 1 extra-oversized papers (XOP); 1 framed item (FR)


Material relating to T.S. Eliot, including some correspondence and a lecture by Eliot, printed material, photographs, rare book catalogs, sales records, and audiovisual material.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.

Custodial History

Cruse donated his 3000 volume T.S. Eliot collection to the St. Mark’s Library of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, New York City. Emory University’s Rose Library purchased the collection in 2009.


Gift and purchase, 2008.


File name: eliot1103.doc


Arranged and described at the file level.

File name: eliot1103.doc

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T.S. Eliot collection, 1920-2001
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
February 6, 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States