Autobiographical Note. Harvard College Class of 1910, Secretary’s Fourth Report
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300 ] Autobiographical Note Harvard College Class of 1910, Secretary's Fourth Report Cambridge, MA: Crimson Printing Co., 1921. 107-08. Thomas Stearns Eliot Born St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 26, 1888. Parents Henry Ware Eliot, Charlotte Chauncey Stearns. School Smith Academy, St. Louis, Mo.; Milton Academy, Milton, Mass. Years in College (1906-1909). Degrees A.B., 1910 (1909). A.M., 1911. Married Vivien Haigh Haigh-Wood, London, June 26, 1915. Occupation Banker, Critic, Poet. Address (home) 18 Crawford Mansions, Crawford St., London, W. 1, England. (business) Lloyds Bank Limited, Information Department, London, E. C. 1910-1911: Sorbonne, Paris, studying French language, literature and philosophy . 1911-1914: Harvard University Graduate School: metaphysics, logic,psychology,andIndicphilology,SanskritandPali.1914-1915:Merton College, Oxford: Greek philosophy. 1915-1916: Assistant master, Highgate Junior School: teaching French, Latin, lower mathematics, drawing, swimming , geography, history, and baseball. Highgate School is situated near London. 1918: Dealt with documentary bills, acceptances, and foreign exchange in Lloyds Bank, Ltd., London. Registered for the U. S. Navy.1 1918: Information Department, Lloyds Bank, Ltd. Specializing in the Economic Clauses of the Peace Treaty. Contributor at sundry times to The Monist, The International Journal of Ethics, Poetry, The Little Review, The New Statesman,TheNation,TheSaturdayWestminster,TheManchesterGuardian, The Chapbook, Art and Letters, The Athenaeum, The Times Literary Supplement. Books: Prufrock, The Egoist, Ltd., London; Ara Vos Prec, The Ovid Press, London; Poems, The Hogarth Press, London; Poems, A. Knopf, New York.2 [ 301 Autobiographical Note for harvard college class of 1910 Notes 1. TSE began inquiries about joining the U.S. Navy in Aug 1918; he collected testimonials for a commission with the U.S. Army Intelligence but encountered a prolonged series of delays and setbacks. He left his position at Lloyds Bank after being approved to join U.S. Navy Intelligence in Oct 1918, but further bureaucratic confusion forced him to return to the bank until the end of the war. He describes the circumstances in detail in letters to his father on 4 Nov and to John Quinn on 13 Nov 1918 (L1 286, 299). 2. After Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), there appeared the Hogarth Press’s limited edition of TSE’s Poems (1919), followed by Ara Vos Prec (1920) in England and its revised American version, Poems (1920). Missing from the list are his two critical volumes: Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry (1917), which was issued anonymously, and The Sacred Wood (Nov 1920), which appeared after this note was submitted. ...


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