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Letter 22

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


This letter, dated February 4, 1938, was addressed to C.A. Furth of Allen & Unwin. Tolkien enclosed the first version of A Long-expected Party, the first chapter of the "sequel" to The Hobbit. He also mentions receiving a letter by a boy from Boston, Lincs, with a list of errata (mistakes). Christopher, who was in bed with a bad heart, was offered two pennies for every mistake he managed to find on top of that list. Tolkien encloses both the lists, in the hope that they may be required one day.


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