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Letter to H.W. Donner

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Cover of the 1959 Sagan om ringen

H.W. Donner 1960 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to H.W. Donner, written on 7 July 1960.[1][2]

  • Subject(s): Tolkien disliked the cover illustration of the Swedish translation of The Lord of the Rings (Sagan om ringen, 1st Swedish edition 1959).[3]
  • Publication: None. The letter is kept in the collections of the Åbo Akademi University.[1]
  • Comments: The cover was illustrated by Rolf Lagerson.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Search results for "Tolkien", at Trip databases at Åbo Akademi University (accessed 23 December 2011)
  2. Personal research by User:Morgan (communication with Johan Olin)
  3. Johan Olin, Ardamir (Twitter), tweets from 9 December and 17 December 2011
  4. Beregond, Anders Stenström, "Tolkien in Swedish Translation: from Hompen to Ringarnas herre", in Translating Tolkien: Text and Film (ed. Thomas M. Honegger), pp. 115-124