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Letter to Agatha Carew Hunt

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*'''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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Revision as of 22:31, 30 March 2014

Agatha Carew Hunt 4 October 1965.jpg

Agatha Carew Hunt 4 October 1965 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to the fan Agatha Carew Hunt, sent on 4 October 1965.[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)