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Letter to Agatha Carew Hunt

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'''Agatha Carew Hunt 4 October 1965''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to the fan Agatha Carew Hunt, sent on [[4 October]] [[1965]].<ref name=C>{{CG|C}}, p. 644</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=[[Pieter Collier]]|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/979-30_years_Letters_of_JRR_Tolkien.php|articlename=Something to celebrate: 30 years The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien|dated=21 January 2011|website=TL|accessed=17 July 2012}}</ref>
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On [[4 October]] [[1969]], [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] sent '''[[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|a letter]] to Agatha Carew Hunt'''.<ref name=C>{{CG|C}}, p. 644</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=[[Pieter Collier]]|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/979-30_years_Letters_of_JRR_Tolkien.php|articlename=Something to celebrate: 30 years The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien|dated=21 January 2011|website=TL|accessed=17 July 2012}}</ref>
  
 
*'''Subject:''' A stock reply (written by Tolkien's secretary on 11 May) to a letter of appreciation. However, Tolkien discovers the letter on 4 October, and adds a note of apology.
 
*'''Subject:''' A stock reply (written by Tolkien's secretary on 11 May) to a letter of appreciation. However, Tolkien discovers the letter on 4 October, and adds a note of apology.
*'''Publication:''' [[Wayne G. Hammond|Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull|Scull]] published a description of the letter in their [[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide|''The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology'']] (p. 644).
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*'''Publication:''' [[Wayne G. Hammond|Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull|Scull]] published a description of the letter in their [[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide|''The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology'']] (p. 644). A photograph of the letter was reproduced in ''[[Dominic Winter Children's and Illustrated Books, Modern First Editions 2003]]''.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=72440|articlename=Children’s and Illustrated Books. 2003|dated=|website=TB|accessed=30 March 2014}}</ref>
  
 
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{{blockquote|I am v sorry that this note was not posted until 4/10/65. A change of secretary and a load of work suddenly imposed on me by [[Ace Books|USA "pirates"]] is responsible. I have just found this in a pile of neglect, clearing up before going away.<br/><br/>Best wishes<br/><br/>J.R.R. Tolkien}}
"I am v sorry that this note was not posted until 4/10/65. A change of secretary and a load of work suddenly imposed on me by [[Ace Books|USA "pirates"]] is responsible. I have just found this in a pile of neglect, clearing up before going away. Best wishes J.R.R. Tolkien"
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[[Category:Letters|Carew Hunt, Agatha]]

Latest revision as of 18:58, 29 May 2014

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On 4 October 1969, J.R.R. Tolkien sent a letter to Agatha Carew Hunt.[1][2]

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I am v sorry that this note was not posted until 4/10/65. A change of secretary and a load of work suddenly imposed on me by USA "pirates" is responsible. I have just found this in a pile of neglect, clearing up before going away.

Best wishes

J.R.R. Tolkien

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 644
  2. Pieter Collier, "Something to celebrate: 30 years The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien" dated 21 January 2011, Tolkien Library (accessed 17 July 2012)
  3. "Children’s and Illustrated Books. 2003", TolkienBooks.net (accessed 30 March 2014)