In the thank you letter, dated July 8, 1964, Eliot, then 75, thanked his younger friend for the dinner at his home in Neville Road, Cambridge.
Eliot, who had attended Oxford University, commented how Cambridge was 'just as I remember it, a very beautiful town' and joked about a debate in which Laude, 20, corrected him on the meaning of the word 'changeling'.
He then went on to say how much he had enjoyed meeting Cumberleylaude, who he described as a 'particularly fastidious eater without doubt, but a dignified and beautiful cat'.
'Cats,' which tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life, is the fourth longest-running West End musical and third-longest in Broadway.
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Cumberleylaude, a 'gourmet cat' with a love of fine dining, could join stage show after discovery of lost TS Eliot poem