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'''Donald A. Wollheim 20 February 1966''' is a [[The Unpublished Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Mr. [[Donald A. Wollheim]], editor for [[Ace Books]], written on [[20 February|February 20]]th, [[1966]].  
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'''Donald A. Wollheim 10 February 1966''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Mr. Donald A. Wollheim, editor for [[Ace Books]], written on [[10 February]] [[1966]].<ref name=CG>{{CG|C}}, p. 655</ref>
  
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*'''Subject:''' The [[Ace Books]] controversy.<ref name=CG/><ref group=note>The background of this letter is given in ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'' (see pages 649-656, and especially the entry for 21 February 1966).</ref>
* '''Publication:''' A transcription of the letter is found on the web site ''The Tolkien Bookshelf''<ref>[http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/?page=shop/flypage&wt=1.00&product_id=89&CLSN_3512=1271001023351260b5fdfe11aa3bae54 ''The Tolkien Bookshelf''], as of April 11, 2010.</ref> and ''Tolkien Library ''<ref>[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/tolkien-book-store/000636.htm''Tolkien Library''], as of April 1, 2014.</ref> , where the letter is offered for sale.
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*'''Description:''' Autographed, (full signature & initialed) 1 page (front only) handwritten letter.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/tolkien-book-store/000636.htm|articlename=#000636 - A one page handwritten letter and hand addressed envelope from J.R.R Tolkien to Donald Wollheim, Editor for Ace Books|dated=|website=TL|accessed=2 April 2014}}</ref>
*'''Note:''' The background of this letter is given in ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'' (see pages 649-656, and especially the entry for 21 February 1966).  
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Enclosed:  two copies of the proposed agreement, signed.  Also a copy of an 'agreed statement' which I will send out as soon as I hear that it is acceptable. JRRT.
 
Enclosed:  two copies of the proposed agreement, signed.  Also a copy of an 'agreed statement' which I will send out as soon as I hear that it is acceptable. JRRT.
  
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Donald A. Wollheim 10 February 1966 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mr. Donald A. Wollheim, editor for Ace Books, written on 10 February 1966.[1]

  • Subject: The Ace Books controversy.[1][note 1]
  • Description: Autographed, (full signature & initialed) 1 page (front only) handwritten letter.[2]

Transcription

February 10th, 1966

Dear Mr. Wollheim,

I regret the delay in replying to your letter of Jan 27th. I have been away from home - I was am an advance victim of the influenza epidemic now widespread in this country. Thanks for your expressions of esteem,

Yours Sincerely J.R.R. Tolkien.

Enclosed: two copies of the proposed agreement, signed. Also a copy of an 'agreed statement' which I will send out as soon as I hear that it is acceptable. JRRT.

Notes

  1. The background of this letter is given in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology (see pages 649-656, and especially the entry for 21 February 1966).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 655
  2. "#000636 - A one page handwritten letter and hand addressed envelope from J.R.R Tolkien to Donald Wollheim, Editor for Ace Books", Tolkien Library (accessed 2 April 2014)