Agatha Carew Hunt 4 October 1965
- 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: Hammond and Scull published a description of the letter in their The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology (p. 644).
"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"