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Letter to George Allen and Unwin

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'''George Allen and Unwin 7 September 1937''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to [[George Allen and Unwin|George Allen & Unwin]], written on [[September 7]], [[1937]].
 
'''George Allen and Unwin 7 September 1937''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to [[George Allen and Unwin|George Allen & Unwin]], written on [[September 7]], [[1937]].
  
*'''Description:''': Tolkien writes to his publishers regarding the promotion of ''[[The Hobbit]]''. Notable is Tolkien's description of his friend [[Wilfred Rowland Childe]].
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*'''Contents:''': Tolkien writes to his publishers regarding the promotion of ''[[The Hobbit]]''. Notable is Tolkien's description of his friend [[Wilfred Rowland Childe]].
 
*'''Authenticity''': High (provenance: by descent from the recipient)
 
*'''Authenticity''': High (provenance: by descent from the recipient)
 
*'''Publication:''' ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'', p.160.
 
*'''Publication:''' ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'', p.160.

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George Allen and Unwin 7 September 1937 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to George Allen & Unwin, written on September 7, 1937.

Excerpt

"[Wilfred Rowland Childe is] specially interested in elves and related creatures. He was (once at any rate) a fairly well-known poet, and is still a good one; and is in close touch with various literary and journalistic sets & folk, in the North specially. He would probably do something, if he got a copy. He saw the [manuscript] and is well disposed"[1]

References

  1. Tolkien-George Allen & Unwin archive, HarperCollins. Quoted in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology, p.160