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In the Media: T.S. Eliot’s Letters to Scripps Instructor Emily Hale to Be Unveiled, Reports New York Times

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Poet T.S. Eliot’s letters to Emily Hale, who taught drama at Scripps in the 1930s, will be unveiled to the public for the first time, the New York Times reported. Eliot wrote approximately 1,000 letters to Hale, and scholars, who believe Hale was his close friend and muse, hope the letters will reveal additional insight into the poet’s life, work, and relationships. Eliot visited Hale at Scripps several times during his stay in Claremont in late 1932; that December, he gave an informal talk in the Toll Hall Browsing Room and a formal lecture in Balch Auditorium.

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