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Letter to Peter Alford (1956-58)

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'''Peter Alford 1956-58''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Peter Alford, written sometime between [[14 January]] [[1956]] and [[2 April]] [[1958]].
 
'''Peter Alford 1956-58''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Peter Alford, written sometime between [[14 January]] [[1956]] and [[2 April]] [[1958]].
  
*'''Notes:''' While Tolkien's other three known letters to Mr Alford can be dated,<ref>{{CG|C}}, pp. 484, 485, 523</ref> the date of this fourth letter has not been revealed.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=72200|articlename=Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts. 2001|dated=|website=TB|accessed=26 May 2014}}</ref> [[Anders Stenström|Beregond, Anders Stenström]] noted an Elvish passage in one of the letters in this group (and none of the other letters appear to fit the description): "''Another letter'' [among Sotheby's 14 actual Tolkien items to be auctioned by on December 13] ''(to Peter Alford, from the years 1956-58) provides a lengthy discussion of the Elvish greeting: Elen síla lúmenn' ómentielmo. One thing attracts our attention: Tolkien explains the pronominal possessive suffix -lma as a variety of -lme 'we' which in fact means: 'you and I/we'. The [[Quenya]] verb [[sil|sil-]] 'shine white' is derived - according to this letter - from the stem ÞIL-''."<ref>[[Elfling]], message from [[Anders Stenström|Beregond, Anders Stenström]]. R.D.; no longer available online)</ref>
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*'''Notes:''' While Tolkien's other three known letters to Mr Alford can be dated,<ref>{{CG|C}}, pp. 484, 485, 523</ref> the date of this fourth letter has not been revealed.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=72200|articlename=Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts. 2001|dated=|website=TB|accessed=26 May 2014}}</ref> [[Anders Stenström|Beregond, Anders Stenström]] noted an Elvish passage in one of the letters in this group (and none of the other letters appear to fit the description): "''Another letter'' [among Sotheby's 14 actual Tolkien items to be auctioned by on December 13] ''(to Peter Alford, from the years 1956-58) provides a lengthy discussion of the Elvish greeting: Elen síla lúmenn' ómentielmo. One thing attracts our attention: Tolkien explains the pronominal possessive suffix -lma as a variety of -lme 'we' which in fact means: 'you and I/we'. The [[Quenya]] verb [[sil|sil-]] 'shine white' is derived - according to this letter - from the stem ÞIL-''."<ref>[[Elfling]], message from [[Anders Stenström|Beregond, Anders Stenström]]. R.D. (no longer available online)</ref>
 
*'''Publication:''' Excerpts were published in ''[[Sotheby's Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts 13 December 2001]]''.
 
*'''Publication:''' Excerpts were published in ''[[Sotheby's Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts 13 December 2001]]''.
  

Revision as of 13:14, 26 May 2014

Peter Alford 1956-58 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Peter Alford, written sometime between 14 January 1956 and 2 April 1958.

  • Notes: While Tolkien's other three known letters to Mr Alford can be dated,[1] the date of this fourth letter has not been revealed.[2] Beregond, Anders Stenström noted an Elvish passage in one of the letters in this group (and none of the other letters appear to fit the description): "Another letter [among Sotheby's 14 actual Tolkien items to be auctioned by on December 13] (to Peter Alford, from the years 1956-58) provides a lengthy discussion of the Elvish greeting: Elen síla lúmenn' ómentielmo. One thing attracts our attention: Tolkien explains the pronominal possessive suffix -lma as a variety of -lme 'we' which in fact means: 'you and I/we'. The Quenya verb sil- 'shine white' is derived - according to this letter - from the stem ÞIL-."[3]
  • Publication: Excerpts were published in Sotheby's Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts 13 December 2001.

See also

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, pp. 484, 485, 523
  2. "Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts. 2001" , TolkienBooks.net (accessed 26 May 2014)
  3. Elfling, message from Beregond, Anders Stenström. R.D. (no longer available online)