ELIOT, T.S. Typed letter signed ("T.S. Eliot") to Dale Edward Fern in New York; London, 15 September 1949. One page, 4to, double-spaced, on Faber and Faber letterhead, slight wrinkling at two corners. "Thank you for letting me see your essay on Emily Dickinson and myself. I am somewhat handicapped in appreciation because of my almost complete lack of acquaintance with Emily Dickinson's poetry. Furthermore, I must confess that I have no great taste for reconstructions of personalities with conjectures about the author's private life. I should be more interested in a direct comparison of the poetry, and neither Miss Dickinson's ancestry nor my own seems to me of much interest in this context. In fact, some of it seems to me nobody's business except the late Miss Dickinson's or, alternatively, my own..."