Caryn Thurman • August 11th, 2005
A collection of almost 50 letters written by T.S. Eliot to his godson are to be auctioned off next month
. The letters contain drawings and early poems which many believe to be the prototype for Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
, published in 1939. In total, over one hundred letters, a first-edition inscribed copy of The Waste Land
and other artifacts will be sold by Bonhams, a London auction house.