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'''Desk certificate 27 July 1972''' refers to a certificate of authenticity written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] on [[27 July]] [[1972]] for the [[Sotheby's Fine English and Continental Furniture Bronzes, Textiles and Works of Art 1825-1930 and French Animalier Bronzes|sale at Sotheby's]] of his personal desk. The statement gives a brief history of the desk, stating that ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and some of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' were written on it, and notes that the desk has been presented to ''Help the Aged'' in memory of [[Edith Tolkien]] (who gave the desk to Tolkien in [[1927]]).<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 765</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=55540|articlename=Fine English and Continental Furniture. 1972|dated=|website=TB|accessed=7 January 2012}}</ref> The manuscript is held in the J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts collections at the [[Marion E. Wade Center]].<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter/Collections-and-Services/Collection%20Listings/~/media/Files/Centers-and-Institutes/Wade-Center/RR-Docs/Manuscript%20Listings/TolkienMS.pdf|articlename=J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts|dated=|website=[http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter Marion E. Wade Center]|accessed=7 January 2012}}</ref>
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'''Desk certificate 27 July 1972''' refers to a certificate of authenticity written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] on [[27 July]] [[1972]] for the [[Sotheby's Fine English and Continental Furniture Bronzes, Textiles and Works of Art 1825-1930 and French Animalier Bronzes|sale at Sotheby's]] of his personal desk. The statement gives a brief history of the desk, stating that ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and some of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' were written on it, and notes that the desk has been presented to ''Help the Aged'' in memory of [[Edith Tolkien]] (who gave the desk to Tolkien in [[1927]]).<ref name=C>{{CG|C}}, pp. 765, 768</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=55540|articlename=Fine English and Continental Furniture. 1972|dated=|website=TB|accessed=7 January 2012}}</ref> The manuscript is held at the J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts collections at the [[Marion E. Wade Center]] (where also the desk is now found).<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter/Collections-and-Services/Collection%20Listings/~/media/Files/Centers-and-Institutes/Wade-Center/RR-Docs/Manuscript%20Listings/TolkienMS.pdf|articlename=J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts|dated=|website=[http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter Marion E. Wade Center]|accessed=7 January 2012}}</ref><ref name=C/>
 
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*''[[Sotheby's Fine English and Continental Furniture Bronzes, Textiles and Works of Art 1825-1930 and French Animalier Bronzes]]'' (sale of the desk)
 
*''[[Sotheby's Fine English and Continental Furniture Bronzes, Textiles and Works of Art 1825-1930 and French Animalier Bronzes]]'' (sale of the desk)
 
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Tolkien's desk

Desk certificate 27 July 1972 refers to a certificate of authenticity written by J.R.R. Tolkien on 27 July 1972 for the sale at Sotheby's of his personal desk. The statement gives a brief history of the desk, stating that The Hobbit and some of The Lord of the Rings were written on it, and notes that the desk has been presented to Help the Aged in memory of Edith Tolkien (who gave the desk to Tolkien in 1927).[1][2] The manuscript is held at the J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts collections at the Marion E. Wade Center (where also the desk is now found).[3][1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, pp. 765, 768
  2. "Fine English and Continental Furniture. 1972" , TolkienBooks.net (accessed 7 January 2012)
  3. "J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts" , Marion E. Wade Center (accessed 7 January 2012)