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'''Harry C. Bauer November 1966''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Professor Harry C. Bauer<ref group=note>Harry Charles Bauer (1902-1978), born in St. Louis, Missouri, was a graduate of  the St. Louis Library School. Bauer served as a professor of library science at the University of Washington. (Source: [http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/portraits&CISOPTR=231 Digital Collections: Harry C. Bauer and Lulu Fairbanks examining the Eric A. Hegg photograph albums, n.d.], at [http://www.lib.washington.edu/ University Libraries, University of Washington] (accessed 17 August 2013).)</ref>, written in November [[1966]].<ref name=Sac>{{webcite|author=[[John D. Rateliff]]|articleurl=http://sacnoths.blogspot.dk/2013/08/tolkien-and-sinclair-lewis.html|articlename=Tolkien and Sinclair Lewis|dated=15 August 2013|website=Sac|accessed=17 August 2013}}</ref>
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'''Harry C. Bauer November 1966''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Professor Harry C. Bauer<ref group=note>Harry Charles Bauer (1902-1978), born in St. Louis, Missouri, was a graduate of  the St. Louis Library School. Bauer served as a professor of library science at the University of Washington. (Source: [http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/portraits&CISOPTR=231 Digital Collections: Harry C. Bauer and Lulu Fairbanks examining the Eric A. Hegg photograph albums, n.d.], at [http://www.lib.washington.edu/ University Libraries, University of Washington] (accessed 17 August 2013).)</ref>, written in November [[1966]].<ref name=Sac>{{webcite|author=[[John D. Rateliff]]|articleurl=http://sacnoths.blogspot.com/2013/08/tolkien-and-sinclair-lewis.html|articlename=Tolkien and Sinclair Lewis|dated=15 August 2013|website=Sac|accessed=17 August 2013}}</ref>
  
 
*'''Subject:''' Tolkien thanks Bauer for an article or reprint Bauer had sent him. While the text Bauer sent is unknown, [[John D. Rateliff]] has noted that "it must have had something to do with the work of [[Wikipedia:Sinclair Lewis|Sinclair Lewis]], since Tolkien immediately segues into saying that he is now inclined to think that the word ''[[Hobbits|hobbit]]'' owes something to Lewis's [[Wikipedia:Babbitt (novel)|''Babbitt'']]". Tolkien also states in the letter that "he read all of Sinclair Lewis" (apparently referring to Lewis's famous books).<ref name=Sac/>
 
*'''Subject:''' Tolkien thanks Bauer for an article or reprint Bauer had sent him. While the text Bauer sent is unknown, [[John D. Rateliff]] has noted that "it must have had something to do with the work of [[Wikipedia:Sinclair Lewis|Sinclair Lewis]], since Tolkien immediately segues into saying that he is now inclined to think that the word ''[[Hobbits|hobbit]]'' owes something to Lewis's [[Wikipedia:Babbitt (novel)|''Babbitt'']]". Tolkien also states in the letter that "he read all of Sinclair Lewis" (apparently referring to Lewis's famous books).<ref name=Sac/>
 
*'''Description:''' Typed letter.<ref name=Sac/>
 
*'''Description:''' Typed letter.<ref name=Sac/>
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*[http://sacnoths.blogspot.com/2013/08/tolkien-and-sinclair-lewis.html Tolkien and Sinclair Lewis] by [[John D. Rateliff]]
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*[http://sacnoths.blogspot.com/2013/08/tolkien-and-harry-bauer.html Tolkien and Harry Bauer] by John D. Rateliff
  
 
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Harry C. Bauer November 1966 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Professor Harry C. Bauer[note 1], written in November 1966.[1]

  • Subject: Tolkien thanks Bauer for an article or reprint Bauer had sent him. While the text Bauer sent is unknown, John D. Rateliff has noted that "it must have had something to do with the work of Sinclair Lewis, since Tolkien immediately segues into saying that he is now inclined to think that the word hobbit owes something to Lewis's Babbitt". Tolkien also states in the letter that "he read all of Sinclair Lewis" (apparently referring to Lewis's famous books).[1]
  • Description: Typed letter.[1]

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Notes

  1. Harry Charles Bauer (1902-1978), born in St. Louis, Missouri, was a graduate of the St. Louis Library School. Bauer served as a professor of library science at the University of Washington. (Source: Digital Collections: Harry C. Bauer and Lulu Fairbanks examining the Eric A. Hegg photograph albums, n.d., at University Libraries, University of Washington (accessed 17 August 2013).)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 John D. Rateliff, "Tolkien and Sinclair Lewis" dated 15 August 2013, Sacnoth's Scriptorium (accessed 17 August 2013)