Biography and History

T. S. Eliot, the noted modern poet, dramatist, and literary critic, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. After earning a master's degree from Harvard University and beginning his Ph. D. studies, Eliot moved to the United Kingdom in 1914, eventually becoming a British subject in 1927. In addition to his writing, Eliot worked as a schoolteacher and a bank accounts manager before joining the publishing firm of Faber and Gwyer (later Faber and Faber) in 1925, where he worked for the remainder of his career. Best known for such poems as The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, and Four Quartets, Eliot was the recipient of the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Source: From the finding aid for C0896