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Letter 144

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Letter 144 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Summary

This letter, dated April 25, 1954, was addressed to Naomi Mitchison of Headington, Oxford. She had a number of questions about the first two volumes of The Lord of the Rings.

Tolkien begins the letter by thanking her for all her letters and appologizes for not answering them. He states that some of the questions are answered in The Silmarillion, but since the publisher won't publish the book he needs to write an appendix to the third volume to address some of the issues.