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Letter 18

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter, dated [[October 23]], [[1937]], was sent to [[Stanley Unwin]]. Unwin had called him a genius, and added that he doesn't say that to everybody - in fact, it was the first time in thirty years. Tolkien thanks him, and tells him that he would start writing on something soon.
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This fragment of a letter (just two sentences), dated [[1937#October|23 October 1937]], was sent to [[Stanley Unwin]]. Unwin had called him a genius, and added that he doesn't say that to everybody – in fact, it was the first time in thirty years. Tolkien thanks him, and tells him that he would start writing on something soon.
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
* This fragment is only two sentences long.
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* Tolkien was working on several writings at this time, the most prominent of them being ''[[The Father Christmas Letters]]''.
* Tolkien was working on several writings, the most prominent of them being ''[[The Father Christmas Letters]]''.
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Revision as of 15:02, 11 August 2010

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 17
RecipientStanley Unwin
Date23 October 1937

Letter 18 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

This fragment of a letter (just two sentences), dated 23 October 1937, was sent to Stanley Unwin. Unwin had called him a genius, and added that he doesn't say that to everybody – in fact, it was the first time in thirty years. Tolkien thanks him, and tells him that he would start writing on something soon.

Notes