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*T S Eliot’s row with muse Emily Hale revealed | The Times*

//About a month before he surprised even his closest friends by marrying
his secretary, TS Eliot was alarmed to learn that his love letters to
another woman had been given to a “Princeton librarian”. Worse still, he
believed that this librarian was reading them.

Emily Hale, his muse and confidante, to whom he had professed his love
more than a thousand letters, had told him that she planned to give the
correspondence to Princeton University, in New Jersey. She then apparently
shared with Eliot a note from a delighted librarian, who spoke of gaining
“a progressively clearer idea” of the “bulk and richness” of the