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    Thomas Stearns Eliot Typed Letter Signed Politely Declining to Publish Poetry recommended by the recipient. TLS "T.S. Eliot" on Faber and Faber LTD Publishers letterhead, one page, 7" x 8", London, September 23, 1947, to Eames MacVeagh, Esq., in the United States. Clearly MacVeagh is from an influential family, as noted by Eliot: "I remember your cousin Rogers MacVeagh at Harvard, and I also knew Lincoln MacVeagh, the ambassador to Greece..." Eliot skirts the issue of the aspiring poet's talent: "I do not see what I could do about Mrs. Meekins' poetry unless, as I think extremely unlikely, I should feel compelled to recommend my firm to publish it here. I could however talk about it and recommend it to friends if I liked it, even though I did not think we should publish it. I must say, however, after a great many years of reading the verse of aspirants that it has been very rarely indeed that I have been moved to such enthusiasm." With a single staple at top left and holographic edits in Eliot's hand, the letter is in near fine condition.

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