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Letter to Ingrid Pridgeon

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Ingrid Pridgeon August 1968 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Ingrid Pridgeon, postmarked August, 1968.[1]

  • Description: Autograph letter, 2pp. & envelope, 8vo, Oxford address crossed out and typed c/o Messrs Geo. Allen and Unwin, postmarked Poole, August 1968.[2]
  • Publication: Excerpts, description, and photograph of the letter was included in [[|Bloomsbury Modern First Editions, English and Continental Literature and History, Emblem Books, Economics and Law 13 March 2008|Bloomsbury Auctions: Modern First Editions, English & Continental Literature & History, Emblem Books, Economics & Law 13 March 2008]].

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[Tolkien apologises] for not having replied more fully, "I am having rather a bad time. I have left Oxford, and in the middle of the move I fell downstairs and damaged my right leg so badly that it is in plaster from toe to hip, and I am on crutches" and [gives] a reference to The Lord of the Rings, "I notice Spire Hollin: very Shire-like. Hollin is northern form of holly: and in Book I of The L.R: I lived for a while in Leeds in a Hollin Lane".[2]

References

  1. Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology" , Hammond&Scull.com (accessed 8 June 2012)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Modern First Editions, English & Continental Literature & History, Emblem Books, Economics & Law 13th March 2008: Lot 156. Tolkien (J.R.R.)" , BloomsburyActions.com (accessed 8 June 2012)