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Elsie Honeybourne 18 September 1967

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'''Elise Honeybourne 1967''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to [[Elise Honeybourne]], written on [[18 September|18th September]] [[1967]].  
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'''Elsie Honeybourne 1967''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Elsie Honeybourne, written on [[18 September]] [[1967]].<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]" at [http://www.hammondandscull.com/index.html HammondandScull.com] (accessed 22 October 2011)</ref>
  
*'''Authenticity''': High/Medium
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*'''Publication:''' A description and photograph of the letter was included in ''[[Bloomsbury Modern First Editions, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters, English and Continental Literature and History 24 May 2007]]''.<ref>[http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=74200 Modern First Editions. 2007] at [http://www.tolkienbooks.net/ TolkienBooks.net] (accessed 29 November 2011)</ref>
*'''Publication:''' None (R&R Enterprises offered the item in their August auction of 2007).
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*'''Description:''' One page both sides (hand-written), 5.5 x 7, personal letterhead.<ref>[http://rrauction.com/past_auction_item.cfm?ID=3153061 Item 555 - J.R.R. Tolkien Catalog 324 (Aug 2007)] at [http://rrauction.com RR Auction] (accessed 22 October 2011)</ref>
  
 
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Thank you very much indeed for your generous and delightful letter, one of the most warming and comforting that I have received. As I said in the 'Foreword' to the American paperback edition (Ballantine Books), I wrote The Lord of the Rings because I wished 'to try my hand at a really long story that would hold the attention of readers, amuse them, delight them, and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them.' As a guide I had only my own feelings for what is appealing or moving; and it has been a great pleasure (and a surprise) to find that so many other people have similar feelings. But no one has written me a letter more warm, and few have come near it….
 
Thank you very much indeed for your generous and delightful letter, one of the most warming and comforting that I have received. As I said in the 'Foreword' to the American paperback edition (Ballantine Books), I wrote The Lord of the Rings because I wished 'to try my hand at a really long story that would hold the attention of readers, amuse them, delight them, and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them.' As a guide I had only my own feelings for what is appealing or moving; and it has been a great pleasure (and a surprise) to find that so many other people have similar feelings. But no one has written me a letter more warm, and few have come near it….
  
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==See also==
  
*[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/Tolkien_Letter_for_sale.php Tolkien Library]
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*[[Elsie Honeybourne 21 December 1967]]
  
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*[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/Tolkien_Letter_for_sale.php Tolkien Library]
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Elsie Honeybourne 1967 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Elsie Honeybourne, written on 18 September 1967.[1]

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Thank you very much indeed for your generous and delightful letter, one of the most warming and comforting that I have received. As I said in the 'Foreword' to the American paperback edition (Ballantine Books), I wrote The Lord of the Rings because I wished 'to try my hand at a really long story that would hold the attention of readers, amuse them, delight them, and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them.' As a guide I had only my own feelings for what is appealing or moving; and it has been a great pleasure (and a surprise) to find that so many other people have similar feelings. But no one has written me a letter more warm, and few have come near it….

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  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology" at HammondandScull.com (accessed 22 October 2011)
  2. Modern First Editions. 2007 at TolkienBooks.net (accessed 29 November 2011)
  3. Item 555 - J.R.R. Tolkien Catalog 324 (Aug 2007) at RR Auction (accessed 22 October 2011)