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Letter 185

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This is a fragment of a letter, dated [[March 19]], [[1956]], sent to [[Priscilla Tolkien]]. He comments on [[Letter 184]], from Sam Gamgee, from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooting Tooting]! He then tells that though Tooting might sound [[Hobbits|hobbit]]-like, it is very un-Shirelike.  
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This is a fragment of a letter, dated [[March 19]], [[1956]], sent to [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher and Faith Tolkien]]. He comments on [[Letter 184]], from Sam Gamgee, from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooting Tooting]! He then tells that though Tooting might sound [[Hobbits|hobbit]]-like, it is very un-Shirelike.  
  
 
The last fragment of the letter comments on [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]]'s prognosis for book sales, extremely good news.   
 
The last fragment of the letter comments on [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]]'s prognosis for book sales, extremely good news.   

Revision as of 12:48, 4 July 2008

Letter 185 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

This is a fragment of a letter, dated March 19, 1956, sent to Christopher and Faith Tolkien. He comments on Letter 184, from Sam Gamgee, from Tooting! He then tells that though Tooting might sound hobbit-like, it is very un-Shirelike.

The last fragment of the letter comments on Allen & Unwin's prognosis for book sales, extremely good news.

Notes

In J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, pages 224-225, the event of Letter 184 is also mentioned. It is followed by: "[l]ater he said: 'For some time I lived in fear of receiving a letter signed S. Gollum. That would have been more difficult to deal with." It is likely that this passage is from this fragment.