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Letter to Billy Callahan

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Billy Callahan 29 September 1968 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Billy Callahan, a schoolboy in Philadelphia written on 29 September 1968.[1]

  • Subject: Reply to a reader. Tolkien apologizes for not being able to send a photograph, but encloses signatures for Billy to attach in books.
  • Publication: A reproduction and transcription of the letter appeared in Wisterian (20 December 1968).


  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 733