Papers of Vivienne Haigh Eliot

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Vivienne Haigh Eliot, consisting of:

  • Personal and business correspondence, with some miscellaneous papers, 1931-6
  • Diaries, 1914, 1919, 1934, 1935
  • Personal account book, December 1927-April 1932
  • Household account books, January 1929-July 1930
  • Notebooks containing drafts of short stories and copies of poems, 1924, n.d.
  • Miscellanous papers

Administrative / Biographical History

Vivienne Haigh Eliot (d 1947) was the first wife of T.S. Eliot.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were bequeathed to the Library by Mrs Eliot in 1947.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40518-32.