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Letter 22

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This letter, dated [[February 4]], [[1938]], was addressed to C.A. Furth of [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]]. Tolkien encloses a copy of ''[[A Long-expected Party]]'', the first chapter of the ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' (presumably for [[Letter 21|review by Rayner Unwin]]).  
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Tolkien enclosed a copy of ''[[A Long-expected Party]]'', the first chapter of the ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' (presumably for [[Letter 21|review by Rayner Unwin]]).  
  
He also mentions receiving a letter from a young reader with a list of ''errata'' to ''[[The Hobbit]]''. Subsequently he tasked his youngest son [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]], who was ill at the time, with finding any more, paying him twopence per mistake.<ref group="note">This may be considered Christopher Tolkien's first documented 'study' of his father's works.</ref> Tolkien encloses both the lists, in the hope that they may one day be required.
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He also mentioned receiving a letter from a young reader with a list of ''errata'' to ''[[The Hobbit]]''. Subsequently he tasked his youngest son [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]], who was ill at the time, with finding any more, paying him twopence per mistake.<ref group="note">This may be considered Christopher Tolkien's first documented 'study' of his father's works.</ref> Tolkien encloseed both the lists, in the hope that they may one day be required.
  
 
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Revision as of 05:43, 19 May 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 22
RecipientC.A. Furth of Allen & Unwin
Date4 February 1938
Subject(s)The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings

Letter 22 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

Tolkien enclosed a copy of A Long-expected Party, the first chapter of the The Lord of the Rings (presumably for review by Rayner Unwin).

He also mentioned receiving a letter from a young reader with a list of errata to The Hobbit. Subsequently he tasked his youngest son Christopher, who was ill at the time, with finding any more, paying him twopence per mistake.[note 1] Tolkien encloseed both the lists, in the hope that they may one day be required.

Notes

  1. This may be considered Christopher Tolkien's first documented 'study' of his father's works.