Tolkien Gateway

Desk certificate 27 July 1972

Revision as of 14:15, 7 January 2012 by Morgan (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

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 in the J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscripts collections at the Marion E. Wade Center.[3]

See also


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