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Index:Manuscripts by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Index:Manuscripts by J.R.R. Tolkien is a chronological list of J.R.R. Tolkien's writings related to Arda (including linguistic writings).

Qenya Lexiconc. 1915Parma Eldalamberon #12
Narqelion1915/1916Vinyar Tengwar #12, pp. 16-17, VT #40, pp. 5-32
Comparison of Adjectivesafter 1915Tyalië Tyelelliéva #16, pp. 23-8
Gnomish Lexiconc. 1917Parma Eldalamberon #11
Goldogrim Pronominal Prefixesc. 1917Parma Eldalamberon #13, p. 97
Rúmilian Document (Rúmil script)c. June 1919Vinyar Tengwar #37, pp. 15-23
Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets1920sParma Eldalamberon #16, #18
Early Noldorin Grammarc. 1920-1925Parma Eldalamberon #13, p. 119-32
Early Qenya Grammarc. 1923[1]Parma Eldalamberon #14
The Entu Declensionc. 1924-1929Vinyar Tengwar #36, p. 8-29
Qenya Grammar Fragmentc. 1924-1929Elfling Digest nr 34, 14 May 2000 (Édouard Kloczko)[2]
Arctic Sentence1929Letters from Father Christmas
Oilima Markirya 1before 1931A Secret Vice, pp. 220-21
Oilima Markirya 2before 1931A Secret Vice, pp. 213-14
Nieninquebefore 1931A Secret Vice, p. 215
Earendelbefore 1931A Secret Vice, p. 216
Nebrachar (Poem)before 1931A Secret Vice, p. 217
Fragments of a grammar of "Nala Lambe"early- to mid-1930s[3]Lambengolmor mailing list
Bodleian Declensionsc. 1936Vinyar Tengwar #28, pp. 9-30
Koivienéni Sentencec. 1937-41[1]Vinyar Tengwar #14, pp. 5-20
Two Trees Sentencec. 1937Vinyar Tengwar #27, pp. 7-42
Koivienéni Manuscriptc. 1937Vinyar Tengwar #27, pp. 7-42
The Lost Road1937The Lost Road and Other Writings
The Etymologiesc. 1937The Lost Road and Other Writings
Merin Sentencec. 1937?Tyalië Tyelelliéva #14, p. 32-35
King's Letterc. 1950Sauron Defeated, pp. 128-9
Túrin Wrapperprobably early 1950sVinyar Tengwar #50
Dangweth Pengoloðc. 1951-1959The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 395-402
Of Lembasc. 1951-1959The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 403-5
Átaremma versions I-VIc. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #43, pp. 4-26
Aia María versions I-IVc. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #43, pp. 26-36
Alcar i Atarenc. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #43, pp. 36-8
Ortírielyannac. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #44, pp. 5-11
Litany of Loreto in Quenyac. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #44, pp. 11-20
Alcar mi tarmenel na Erunc. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #44, pp. 31-8
Ae Adar Nínc. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #44, pp. 21-30
New Tengwar Inscription1954Vinyar Tengwar #21, p. 6
Liége Tengwar Inscription1954Vinyar Tengwar #23, p. 16
Words, Phrases and Passages in various tongues in The Lord of the Rings1950s, late & 1960s, earlyParma Eldalamberon #17
Ósanwe-kenta1959-1960Vinyar Tengwar #39
Etymological Notes - Ósanwe-kenta1959-1960Vinyar Tengwar #41, PP. 5-6
Quendi and Eldar1959-1960The War of the Jewels, pp. 359-424
Once upon a Time?1965Winter's Tales for Children 1
The Plotz Declension1966/1967Beyond Bree, March 1989; Vinyar Tengwar #6, p. 14
Nomenclature of The Lord of the Ringsca. 1967[4]The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings1968 or later[4]Vinyar Tengwar #47, #48, #49
The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondormid-1969 or later[1]Vinyar Tengwar #42, pp. 5-31
The Shibboleth of Fëanorc. 1968The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 331-66
From The Shibboleth of Fëanorc. 1968Vinyar Tengwar #41, pp. 7-10
Fate and Free Willafter January 1968Tolkien Studies: Volume 6
Quenya Dedication1968Elfling message 14958, 11 May 2002 (Helge Fauskanger)
Notes on Órec. 1968Vinyar Tengwar #41, pp. 11-9
Of Dwarves and Menc. 1969The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 293-330
The Problem of Ros1968-1969The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 367-76
Essay on negation in Quenyac. 1970Vinyar Tengwar #42, p. 33-34
Glorfindelc. 1972The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 377-84
Círdanc. 1972The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 385-7
The Five Wizardsc. 1972The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 384-5


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 13
  2. Ryszard Derdzinski, "Tolkien's Linguistic Writings and Drafts" at (accessed 10 November 2011)
  3. Carl F. Hostetter, Patrick H. Wynne, "Fragments of a grammar of "Nala Lambe"" dated 7 January 2012, Lambengolmor List (accessed 24 February 2013)
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 28