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Letter 112

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

Summary

This postcard, dated November 30, 1947, is addressed to Katherine Farrer, an Oxford-based detective author[1]. She 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.

Note

Because this letter is written in Futhark rather than Cirth, it is not included in the Daeron Certh Specimina.