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Letter 18

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
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.
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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==
 
==Notes==
 
* 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 at this time, the most prominent of them being ''[[The Father Christmas Letters]]''.
 
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Latest revision as of 22:16, 9 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 18
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.

[edit] 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.

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