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Letter 112

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| to=Katherine Farrer
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| date=[[30 November]] [[1947]]
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| subject=''[[The Hobbit]]'', [[Runes]]
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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This postcard, dated [[November 30]], [[1947]], is addressed to Katherine Farrer, an [[Oxford]]-based detective author<sup>[http://www.classiccrimefiction.com/university-mysteries.htm]</sup>. She had apparently asked for her copy of ''[[The Hobbit]]'' to be signed. Instead, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] wrote her a note in [[Runes]]. In the letter (transcribed on page 441), Tolkien thanks her for her request, and tells her he is glad ''The Hobbit'' is obtainable again (most stores had run out). He tells her of "[[The Lord of the Rings|the next book]]", and how it will contain [[Appendix E|more information]] about the alphabets.  
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Katherine Farrer, an [[Oxford]]-based detective author,<ref>[http://www.classiccrimefiction.com/university-mysteries.htm| Classic Crime Fiction, University Murder Mysteries]</ref> had apparently asked for her copy of ''[[The Hobbit]]'' to be signed. Instead, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] wrote her a note in [[Runes]]. In the letter (transcribed on page 441), Tolkien thanks her for her request, and tells her he is glad ''The Hobbit'' is obtainable again (most stores had run out). He tells her of "[[The Lord of the Rings|the next book]]", and how it will contain [[Appendix E|more information]] about the alphabets.  
  
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==Notes==
Because this letter is written in Futhark rather than [[Cirth]], it is not included in the [http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/mdics.html Daeron Certh Specimina].
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* Because this letter is written in [[wikipedia:Runic alphabet|Futhark]] rather than [[Cirth]], it is not included in the [http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/mdics.html Daeron Certh Specimina].
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Latest revision as of 22:36, 10 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 112
RecipientKatherine Farrer
Date30 November 1947
Subject(s)The Hobbit, Runes

Letter 112 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Katherine Farrer, an Oxford-based detective author,[1] had apparently asked for her copy of The Hobbit to be signed. Instead, Tolkien wrote her a note in Runes. In the letter (transcribed on page 441), Tolkien thanks her for her request, and tells her he is glad The Hobbit is obtainable again (most stores had run out). He tells her of "the next book", and how it will contain more information about the alphabets.

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  1. Classic Crime Fiction, University Murder Mysteries