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Letter to Mary Fairburn (May 1968)

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'''Mary Fairburn May 1968''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to [[Mary Fairburn]], written in May [[1968]].<ref>{{webcite|author=Paul Tankard|articleurl=http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1124297.ece|articlename=An unknown vision of Middle-earth|dated=|website=[http://www.the-tls.co.uk The TLS.co.uk]|accessed=25 September 2012}}</ref>
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In May [[1968]], [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] wrote '''[[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|a letter]] to [[Mary Fairburn]]'''.<ref>{{webcite|author=Paul Tankard|articleurl=http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1124297.ece|articlename=An unknown vision of Middle-earth|dated=|website=[http://www.the-tls.co.uk The TLS.co.uk]|accessed=25 September 2012}}</ref>
  
 
*'''Contents:''' Fairburn had sent illustrations of [[Middle-earth]] to Tolkien, who replies saying that he considers them to be "''splendid. They are better pictures in themselves and also show far more attention to the text than any that have yet been submitted to me''". Fairburn's illustrations included a pen-and-ink illustration of [[Gandalf]] on the tower of [[Orthanc]], and "''a little sketch of [[Gollum]]''", and Tolkien continues: "''After seeing your specimens I am beginning to [...] think that an illustrated edition might be a good thing''". Tolkien ends the letter by telling Fairburn that he would be "''very pleased indeed''" to see her other pictures when they are finished.
 
*'''Contents:''' Fairburn had sent illustrations of [[Middle-earth]] to Tolkien, who replies saying that he considers them to be "''splendid. They are better pictures in themselves and also show far more attention to the text than any that have yet been submitted to me''". Fairburn's illustrations included a pen-and-ink illustration of [[Gandalf]] on the tower of [[Orthanc]], and "''a little sketch of [[Gollum]]''", and Tolkien continues: "''After seeing your specimens I am beginning to [...] think that an illustrated edition might be a good thing''". Tolkien ends the letter by telling Fairburn that he would be "''very pleased indeed''" to see her other pictures when they are finished.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
  
*[[Mary Fairburn 4 September 1968]]
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*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (4 September 1968)]]
*[[Mary Fairburn 10 October 1968]]
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*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (10 October 1968)]]
*[[Mary Fairburn 4 November 1968]]
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*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (4 November 1968)]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:37, 30 May 2014

In May 1968, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Mary Fairburn.[1]

  • Contents: Fairburn had sent illustrations of Middle-earth to Tolkien, who replies saying that he considers them to be "splendid. They are better pictures in themselves and also show far more attention to the text than any that have yet been submitted to me". Fairburn's illustrations included a pen-and-ink illustration of Gandalf on the tower of Orthanc, and "a little sketch of Gollum", and Tolkien continues: "After seeing your specimens I am beginning to [...] think that an illustrated edition might be a good thing". Tolkien ends the letter by telling Fairburn that he would be "very pleased indeed" to see her other pictures when they are finished.

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  1. Paul Tankard, "An unknown vision of Middle-earth" , The TLS.co.uk (accessed 25 September 2012)