The conclusion to Hale’s pre-1957 narrative indeed says it all:
“I have had much kindness and happiness of experience in this friendship—as well as inevitable pain.”
Very cool. Looking forward to reading them tonight.
Thanks, Rick! Hale’s reference to the “unnatural code which surrounded us” is interesting!
Also that Eliot wrote of his second marriage to just two people in the USA, his sister Marian and Emily.
> On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:28 AM, Rick Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> News from the T. S. Eliot Society of the United Kingdom
> Emily Hale’s narrative now available online, January 2020
> Princeton University Library has published online scans of the folder of letters, handwritten and typescript documents which Emily Hale submitted to accompany her letters from TS Eliot.
> The formal description is that the folder “Includes several drafts of an account of the relationship between T.S. Eliot and Emily Hale, written by Emily Hale. Also included are letters from Hale to former University Librarian William S. Dix concerning corrections made to the drafts.”
> The documents can be read here.
> [ Here is https://findingaids.princeton.edu/collections/C0686/c96 ]
> Rick Parker