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Letter to Donald A. Wollheim

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'''Donald A. Wollheim 20 February 1966''' is a [[The Unpublished Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Mr. [[Donald A. Wollheim]], editor for Ace Books, written on [[February 20]]th, [[1966]].  
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'''Donald A. Wollheim 20 February 1966''' is a [[The Unpublished Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Mr. [[Donald A. Wollheim]], editor for [[Ace Books]], written on [[20 February|February 20]]th, [[1966]].  
  
* '''Authenticity:''' High/Medium
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* '''Authenticity:''' High
 
* '''Publication:''' A transcription of the letter is found on the web site ''The Tolkien Bookshelf''<ref>[http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/?page=shop/flypage&wt=1.00&product_id=89&CLSN_3512=1271001023351260b5fdfe11aa3bae54 ''The Tolkien Bookshelf''], as of April 11, 2010.</ref>, where the letter is offered for sale.
 
* '''Publication:''' A transcription of the letter is found on the web site ''The Tolkien Bookshelf''<ref>[http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/?page=shop/flypage&wt=1.00&product_id=89&CLSN_3512=1271001023351260b5fdfe11aa3bae54 ''The Tolkien Bookshelf''], as of April 11, 2010.</ref>, where the letter is offered for sale.
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*'''Note:''' The background of this letter is given in ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'' (see pages 649-656, and especially the entry for 21 February 1966).
  
 
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Revision as of 20:53, 8 June 2011

Donald A. Wollheim 20 February 1966 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mr. Donald A. Wollheim, editor for Ace Books, written on February 20th, 1966.

  • Authenticity: High
  • Publication: A transcription of the letter is found on the web site The Tolkien Bookshelf[1], where the letter is offered for sale.
  • Note: The background of this letter is given in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology (see pages 649-656, and especially the entry for 21 February 1966).

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Dear Mr. Wollheim, I regret the delay in replying to your letter of Jan 27th. I have been away from home - I was am an advance victim of the influenza epidemic now widespread in this country. Thanks for your expressions of esteem, Yours Sincerely J.R.R. Tolkien.

Enclosed: two copies of the proposed agreement, signed. Also a copy of an 'agreed statement' which I will send out as soon as I hear that it is acceptable. JRRT.

References

  1. The Tolkien Bookshelf, as of April 11, 2010.