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| date=[[9 September]] [[1954]]<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 796. In ''The Letters'' erroneously "18 September"; the error occurred when the papers included in the letter of 9 September were attached to another letter, from Tolkien to W.N. Beard on 18. September.</ref>
 
| date=[[9 September]] [[1954]]<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 796. In ''The Letters'' erroneously "18 September"; the error occurred when the papers included in the letter of 9 September were attached to another letter, from Tolkien to W.N. Beard on 18. September.</ref>
 
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'''Letter 150''', published in ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'', is actually an excerpt of several notes which [[J. R. R. Tolkien]] included in his letter to [[Rayner Unwin]], written on [[9 September]] 1954,([[Letter 149]]).<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 439, 796.</ref>
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'''Letter 150''', published in ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'', is actually an excerpt of several notes which [[J. R. R. Tolkien]] included in his letter to [[Rayner Unwin]], written on [[9 September]] 1954, ([[Letter 149]]).<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 439, 796</ref>
 
==Summary==
 
==Summary==
Tolkien regretted that no copy for the Appendices had been sent.  He was doing his best to produce them before the end of the month.  His trouble was indecision and conflicting advice in selecting from too abundant matter, and spending too much time trying to satisfy an unfortunate promise made in Volume I of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.<ref group="note">In the first edition of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'' a note listed items to be in the third book: abridged family-trees, an index with explanations, and brief accounts of languages, alphabets, and calendars.</ref> His index had reached (in rough form) the middle of ''[[The Two Towers]]''. The "alphabets" would need blocks even in simplest form.  A map of [[Gondor]] was most urgent and he hoped to get his son [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]] to produce one from his drafts.
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Tolkien regretted that no copy for the Appendices had been sent.  He was doing his best to produce them before the end of the month.  His trouble was indecision and conflicting advice in selecting from too abundant matter, and spending too much time trying to satisfy an unfortunate promise made in Volume I of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.<ref group="note">In the first edition of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', a note listed items to be in the third book: abridged family-trees, an index with explanations, and brief accounts of languages, alphabets, and calendars.</ref> His index had reached (in rough form) the middle of ''[[The Two Towers]]''. The "alphabets" would need blocks even in simplest form.  A map of [[Gondor]] was most urgent and he hoped to get his son [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]] to produce one from his drafts.
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Revision as of 16:15, 2 October 2021

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 150
RecipientRayner Unwin[1]
Date9 September 1954[2]
Subject(s)Work on the Appendices

Letter 150, published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, is actually an excerpt of several notes which J. R. R. Tolkien included in his letter to Rayner Unwin, written on 9 September 1954, (Letter 149).[3]

Summary

Tolkien regretted that no copy for the Appendices had been sent. He was doing his best to produce them before the end of the month. His trouble was indecision and conflicting advice in selecting from too abundant matter, and spending too much time trying to satisfy an unfortunate promise made in Volume I of The Lord of the Rings.[note 1] His index had reached (in rough form) the middle of The Two Towers. The "alphabets" would need blocks even in simplest form. A map of Gondor was most urgent and he hoped to get his son Christopher to produce one from his drafts.

Notes

  1. In the first edition of The Fellowship of the Ring, a note listed items to be in the third book: abridged family-trees, an index with explanations, and brief accounts of languages, alphabets, and calendars.

References

  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 796. In The Letters: "To Allen & Unwin".
  2. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 796. In The Letters erroneously "18 September"; the error occurred when the papers included in the letter of 9 September were attached to another letter, from Tolkien to W.N. Beard on 18. September.
  3. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 439, 796