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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 59
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
DateApril 5, 1944
Subject(s)Progress report on The Lord of the Rings

Letter 59 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Tolkien reported seriously trying to finish his book, staying up late, re-reading and doing research. It was painfully sticky getting into the swing again. Back to Sam and Frodo to try to work out their adventures; they just met Gollum on a precipice. Tolkien complemented his son on all the work he put into typing and wished he still had his services.