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Letter to Deirdre Levinson (26 June 1957)

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'''Deirdre Levinson 26 June 1957''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Deirdre Levinson (his former student, who at this time was in [[Orange Free State|South Africa]]), written on [[26 June]] [[1957]].
 
'''Deirdre Levinson 26 June 1957''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Deirdre Levinson (his former student, who at this time was in [[Orange Free State|South Africa]]), written on [[26 June]] [[1957]].
  
*'''Authenticity''': High
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*'''Publication:''' A description of the letter was included in ''[[Michael Silverman Catalogue 23]]'' and in ''Bonhams Books, Maps and Manuscripts 23 March 2004''.<ref name=Books>[http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=72490 Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 2004] & [http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=72495 Manuscripts and Autograph Letters. 2004] at [http://www.tolkienbooks.net/ TolkienBooks.net] (accessed 26 November 2011)</ref>
*'''Publication:''' A description of the letter was included in ''[[Michael Silverman Catalogue 23]]''.
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*'''Description:''' Tolkien comments on conditions in South Africa, and gives Levinson news of various appointments in [[Oxford]], including [[Nevill Coghill]] as the Merton Professor of English Literature, and [[Elaine Griffiths]] as a Lecturer. Tolkien was shocked by the death of [[wikipedia:Roy Campbell (poet)|Roy Campbell]] but relieved by the general tone of his obituaries. He is sorry "''to be pinned down to beer, especially in quantity. On the whole it goes down better with tobacco than other drinks; but I have never been a gargantuan swiller of it''".<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], [http://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/chronology.html Addenda and Corrigenda to ''The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide'' (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology] (accessed 28 May 2011)</ref>
 
*'''Description:''' Tolkien comments on conditions in South Africa, and gives Levinson news of various appointments in [[Oxford]], including [[Nevill Coghill]] as the Merton Professor of English Literature, and [[Elaine Griffiths]] as a Lecturer. Tolkien was shocked by the death of [[wikipedia:Roy Campbell (poet)|Roy Campbell]] but relieved by the general tone of his obituaries. He is sorry "''to be pinned down to beer, especially in quantity. On the whole it goes down better with tobacco than other drinks; but I have never been a gargantuan swiller of it''".<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], [http://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/chronology.html Addenda and Corrigenda to ''The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide'' (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology] (accessed 28 May 2011)</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
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*[[Deirdre Levinson 13 June 1955]]
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*[[Deirdre Levinson 28 April 1956]]
 
*[[Deirdre Levinson 20 December 1956]]
 
*[[Deirdre Levinson 20 December 1956]]
  

Revision as of 16:41, 26 November 2011

Deirdre Levinson 26 June 1957 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Deirdre Levinson (his former student, who at this time was in South Africa), written on 26 June 1957.

  • Publication: A description of the letter was included in Michael Silverman Catalogue 23 and in Bonhams Books, Maps and Manuscripts 23 March 2004.[1]
  • Description: Tolkien comments on conditions in South Africa, and gives Levinson news of various appointments in Oxford, including Nevill Coghill as the Merton Professor of English Literature, and Elaine Griffiths as a Lecturer. Tolkien was shocked by the death of Roy Campbell but relieved by the general tone of his obituaries. He is sorry "to be pinned down to beer, especially in quantity. On the whole it goes down better with tobacco than other drinks; but I have never been a gargantuan swiller of it".[2]

See also

References

  1. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 2004 & Manuscripts and Autograph Letters. 2004 at TolkienBooks.net (accessed 26 November 2011)
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology (accessed 28 May 2011)