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Henry Ware Eliot (1843-1919)
A Caricature of Cats
pencil, on paper
14 x 11¼ in. (35.6 x 28.5 cm.); 13.5/8 x 11 in. (34.6 x 28.5 cm)
V. Eliot, H. Haughton (eds), The Letters of T.S. Eliot, London, 2009, I, pl. 13c.

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T.S. Eliot's father, Henry Ware Eliot was educated at Washington University, St Louis and had successful career becoming the Treasurer and President of the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company. He married Charlotte Champe Stearns in 1868. T.S. Eliot was the youngest of their seven children.

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