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===1920s===
 
===1920s===
 
*[[Letter to Joseph Wright|26 January 1925, to Joseph Wright]]
 
*[[Letter to Joseph Wright|26 January 1925, to Joseph Wright]]
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*[[Letter to Cyril Brett|2 February 1925, to Cyril Brett]]
 
*[[Letter to Mr Ashton|12 June 1925, to Mr. Ashton]]
 
*[[Letter to Mr Ashton|12 June 1925, to Mr. Ashton]]
 
*[[Letter to H.F.B. Brett-Smith (22 July 1925)|22 July 1925, to H.F.B. Brett-Smith]]
 
*[[Letter to H.F.B. Brett-Smith (22 July 1925)|22 July 1925, to H.F.B. Brett-Smith]]
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*[[Letter to Charles Furth (25 April 1937)|25 April 1937, to Charles Furth]]
 
*[[Letter to Charles Furth (25 April 1937)|25 April 1937, to Charles Furth]]
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*[[Letter to Lionel Salt| 31 May 1937, to Lionel Salt]]
 
*[[Letter to George Allen and Unwin|7 September 1937, to George Allen & Unwin]]
 
*[[Letter to George Allen and Unwin|7 September 1937, to George Allen & Unwin]]
 
*[[Letter to Simonne d'Ardenne (21 September 1937)|21 September 1937, to Simonne d'Ardenne]]
 
*[[Letter to Simonne d'Ardenne (21 September 1937)|21 September 1937, to Simonne d'Ardenne]]
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*[[Letter to Rosemary (30 September 1947)|30 September 1947, to Rosemary]]
 
*[[Letter to Rosemary (30 September 1947)|30 September 1947, to Rosemary]]
 
*[[Letter to A.W. Riddle (2 October 1947)|‎2 October 1947, to A.W. Riddle]]
 
*[[Letter to A.W. Riddle (2 October 1947)|‎2 October 1947, to A.W. Riddle]]
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*[[Letter to Claude Jenkins (11 October 1947)|11 October 1947 to Claude Jenkins]]
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*[[Letter to Claude Jenkins (December 1947)|December 1947 to Claude Jenkins]]
 
*[[Letter to Malcolm Knox| 17 December 1947, to Malcolm Knox]]
 
*[[Letter to Malcolm Knox| 17 December 1947, to Malcolm Knox]]
  
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===1950s===
 
===1950s===
*[[Letter to Milton Waldman|1951, to Milton Waldman]]
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*[[Letter to Milton Waldman|1951, to Milton Waldman]] (see also [[Letter 131]])
 
*[[Letter to Iona and Peter Opie|25 November 1951, to Iona and Peter Opie]]
 
*[[Letter to Iona and Peter Opie|25 November 1951, to Iona and Peter Opie]]
  
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*[[Letter to David Masson (1955)|1955, to David Masson]]
 
*[[Letter to David Masson (1955)|1955, to David Masson]]
*1955, to August Closs (two letters)<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cats/31/5731.htm|articlename=London University: Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies: Closs/Priebsch Family Papers|dated=|website=[http://www.aim25.ac.uk/index.stm Archives in London and the M25 area]|accessed=19 July 2012}}</ref>
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*[[Letter to August Closs|1955, to August Closs]] (two letters)<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cats/31/5731.htm|articlename=London University: Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies: Closs/Priebsch Family Papers|dated=|website=[http://www.aim25.ac.uk/index.stm Archives in London and the M25 area]|accessed=19 July 2012}}</ref>
 
*[[Letter to G.E. Selby (1955/6)|c. 1955/6, to G.E. Selby]]
 
*[[Letter to G.E. Selby (1955/6)|c. 1955/6, to G.E. Selby]]
 
*[[Letter to Derrick Parnum|2 March 1955, to Mr Derrick Parnum]]
 
*[[Letter to Derrick Parnum|2 March 1955, to Mr Derrick Parnum]]
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*[[Letter to Mrs Souch|September 1955, to Mr(s?) Souch]]
 
*[[Letter to Mrs Souch|September 1955, to Mr(s?) Souch]]
 
*[[Letter to Elizabeth Jennings|2 December 1955, to Elizabeth Jennings]]
 
*[[Letter to Elizabeth Jennings|2 December 1955, to Elizabeth Jennings]]
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*[[Letter to Naomi Mitchison (8 December 1955)|8 December 1955, to Naomi Mitchison]] (see also [[Letter 176]])
 
*[[Letter to David Masson (12 December 1955)|12 December 1955, to David Masson]]
 
*[[Letter to David Masson (12 December 1955)|12 December 1955, to David Masson]]
 
*[[Letter to Mr Capan|16 December 1955, to Mr. Capan]]
 
*[[Letter to Mr Capan|16 December 1955, to Mr. Capan]]
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*[[Letter to Doris Elizabeth Sykes (July 1956)|?Early July 1956, to Doris Elizabeth Sykes]]
 
*[[Letter to Doris Elizabeth Sykes (July 1956)|?Early July 1956, to Doris Elizabeth Sykes]]
 
*[[Letter to Terence Tiller|19 September 1956, to Terence Tiller]]
 
*[[Letter to Terence Tiller|19 September 1956, to Terence Tiller]]
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*[[Letter to Mr Britten (5 November 1956)|5 November 1956, to Mr. Britten]]
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*[[Letter to Mr Britten (11 November 1956)|11 November 1956, to Mr. Britten]]
 
*[[Letter to Miss Stanley-Smith (22 November 1956)|22 November 1956, to Miss Stanley-Smith]]
 
*[[Letter to Miss Stanley-Smith (22 November 1956)|22 November 1956, to Miss Stanley-Smith]]
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*[[Letter to Anthony Roberts|8 December 1956, to Anthony Roberts]]
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*[[Letter to Mr Britten (16 December 1956)|16 December 1956, to Mr. Britten]]
 
*[[Letter to Miss Stanley-Smith (19 December 1956)|19 December 1956, to Miss Stanley-Smith]]
 
*[[Letter to Miss Stanley-Smith (19 December 1956)|19 December 1956, to Miss Stanley-Smith]]
 
*[[Letter to Deirdre Levinson (20 December 1956)|20 December 1956, to Deirdre Levinson]]
 
*[[Letter to Deirdre Levinson (20 December 1956)|20 December 1956, to Deirdre Levinson]]
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*[[Letter to Michael George Tolkien (10 January 1958)|10 January 1958, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Letter to Michael George Tolkien (10 January 1958)|10 January 1958, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Letter to Wordsworth (17 February 1958)| 17 February 1958, to Wordsworth]]
 
*[[Letter to Wordsworth (17 February 1958)| 17 February 1958, to Wordsworth]]
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*[[Letter to Voorhoeve & Dietrich (18 March 1958)|18 March 1958, to  Voorhoeve & Dietrich]]
 
*[[Letter to Peter Alford (2 April 1958)|2 April 1958, to Peter Alford]]
 
*[[Letter to Peter Alford (2 April 1958)|2 April 1958, to Peter Alford]]
 
*[[Letter to Cees Ouboter|2 April 1958, to Cees Ouboter]]
 
*[[Letter to Cees Ouboter|2 April 1958, to Cees Ouboter]]
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*[[Letter to George Lewis Hersch|30 August 1960, to George Lewis Hersch]]
 
*[[Letter to George Lewis Hersch|30 August 1960, to George Lewis Hersch]]
  
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*[[Letter to Christopher Fettes|1961, to Christopher Fettes]]
 
*[[Letter to Madam Ossendrijver (5 January 1961)|5 January 1961, to Ossendrijver]] (see also [[Letter 227]])
 
*[[Letter to Madam Ossendrijver (5 January 1961)|5 January 1961, to Ossendrijver]] (see also [[Letter 227]])
 
*[[Letter to Mr Hart|9 May 1961, to Mr. Hart]]
 
*[[Letter to Mr Hart|9 May 1961, to Mr. Hart]]
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*[[Letter to Jan Broberg|1 June 1961, to Jan Broberg]]
 
*[[Letter to Jan Broberg|1 June 1961, to Jan Broberg]]
 
*[[Letter to Rhona Beare (8 June 1961)|8 June 1961, to Rhona Beare]]
 
*[[Letter to Rhona Beare (8 June 1961)|8 June 1961, to Rhona Beare]]
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*[[Letter to Mr. Gilmore (3 July 1961)|3 July 1961, to Mr. Gilmore]]
 
*[[Letter to Paul Barnetson|13 November 1961, to Paul Barnetson]]
 
*[[Letter to Paul Barnetson|13 November 1961, to Paul Barnetson]]
 
*[[Letter to Jane Neave (15 November 1961)|15 November 1961, to Jane Neave]]
 
*[[Letter to Jane Neave (15 November 1961)|15 November 1961, to Jane Neave]]
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*[[Letter to Madam Ossendrijver (6 December 1963)|6 December 1963, to Ossendrijver]]
 
*[[Letter to Madam Ossendrijver (6 December 1963)|6 December 1963, to Ossendrijver]]
 
*[[Letter to Baronne A. Baeyens|c. 16 December 1963, to Baronne A. Baeyens]]
 
*[[Letter to Baronne A. Baeyens|c. 16 December 1963, to Baronne A. Baeyens]]
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*[[Letter to Jonathan Hepworth|18 December 1963, to Jonathan Hepworth and his father]]
 
*[[Letter to Nancy Smith (Christmas 1963)|Christmas 1963, to Nancy Smith]]
 
*[[Letter to Nancy Smith (Christmas 1963)|Christmas 1963, to Nancy Smith]]
  
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*[[Letter to Donald Swann (14 September 1965)|14 September 1965, to Donald Swann]]
 
*[[Letter to Donald Swann (14 September 1965)|14 September 1965, to Donald Swann]]
 
*[[Letter to Michael George Tolkien (16 September 1965)|16 September 1965, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Letter to Michael George Tolkien (16 September 1965)|16 September 1965, to Michael George Tolkien]]
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*[[Letter to Sterling E. Lanier (29 September 1965)|29 September 1965. to Sterling E. Lanier]]
 
*[[Letter to Agatha Carew Hunt|4 October 1965, to Agatha Carew Hunt]]
 
*[[Letter to Agatha Carew Hunt|4 October 1965, to Agatha Carew Hunt]]
 
*[[Letter to Timothy J. Wheeler (20 October 1965)|20 October 1965, to Timothy J. Wheeler]]
 
*[[Letter to Timothy J. Wheeler (20 October 1965)|20 October 1965, to Timothy J. Wheeler]]
 
*[[Letter to Clyde S. Kilby (20 October 1965)|20 October 1965, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Letter to Clyde S. Kilby (20 October 1965)|20 October 1965, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Letter to Nan C. Scott (25 Ocotber 1965)|25 October 1965, to Nan C. Scott]]
 
*[[Letter to Nan C. Scott (25 Ocotber 1965)|25 October 1965, to Nan C. Scott]]
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*[[Letter to Mr Cowan|28 October 1965, to Mr Cowan]]
 
*[[Letter to Michael George Tolkien (30 October 1965)|30 October 1965, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Letter to Michael George Tolkien (30 October 1965)|30 October 1965, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Letter to J.L.N. O'Loughlin (30 October 1965)|30 October 1965, to J.L.N. O'Loughlin]]
 
*[[Letter to J.L.N. O'Loughlin (30 October 1965)|30 October 1965, to J.L.N. O'Loughlin]]
*[[Letter to Mr Lancashire|3 December 1965, Mr Lancashire]]
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*[[Letter to Mr Lancashire|3 December 1965, to Mr Lancashire]]
*[[Letter to G.S. Rigby Jr.|6 December 1965, G.S. Rigby Jr.]]
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*[[Letter to G.S. Rigby Jr.|6 December 1965, to G.S. Rigby Jr.]]
 
*[[Letter to William McCullam|9 December 1965, to William McCullam]]
 
*[[Letter to William McCullam|9 December 1965, to William McCullam]]
 
*[[Letter to Jane Dixon|9 December 1965, to Jane Dixon]]
 
*[[Letter to Jane Dixon|9 December 1965, to Jane Dixon]]
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*[[Letter to Roger Shaw|7 January 1966, to Roger Shaw]]
 
*[[Letter to Roger Shaw|7 January 1966, to Roger Shaw]]
 
*[[Letter to Timothy J. Wheeler (10 January 1966)|10 January 1966, to Timothy J. Wheeler]]
 
*[[Letter to Timothy J. Wheeler (10 January 1966)|10 January 1966, to Timothy J. Wheeler]]
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*[[Letter to Sterling E. Lanier (10 January 1966)|10 January 1966. to Sterling E. Lanier]]
 
*[[Letter to David Hicks|12 January 1966, to David Hicks]]
 
*[[Letter to David Hicks|12 January 1966, to David Hicks]]
 
*[[Letter to Donald A. Wollheim|10 February 1966, to Donald A. Wollheim]]
 
*[[Letter to Donald A. Wollheim|10 February 1966, to Donald A. Wollheim]]
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*[[Letter to Sterling E. Lanier (14 February 1966)|14 February 1966. to Sterling E. Lanier]]
 
*[[Letter to Donald Swann (23 February 1966)|23 February 1966, to Donald Swann]]
 
*[[Letter to Donald Swann (23 February 1966)|23 February 1966, to Donald Swann]]
 
*[[Letter to Rod Jellema|1966, to Rod Jellema]]
 
*[[Letter to Rod Jellema|1966, to Rod Jellema]]
 
*[[Letter to Roger Verhulst (9 March 1966)|9 March 1966, to Roger Verhulst]]
 
*[[Letter to Roger Verhulst (9 March 1966)|9 March 1966, to Roger Verhulst]]
 
*[[Letter to Nan C. Scott (11 March 1966)|11 March 1966, to Nan C. Scott]]  
 
*[[Letter to Nan C. Scott (11 March 1966)|11 March 1966, to Nan C. Scott]]  
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*[[Letter to John Bush (12 March 1966)|12 March 1966, to John Bush]]
 
*[[Letter to Donald Swann (17 March 1966)|17 March 1966, to Donald Swann]]
 
*[[Letter to Donald Swann (17 March 1966)|17 March 1966, to Donald Swann]]
 
*[[Letter to Donald Swann (21 March 1966)|21 March 1966, to Donald Swann]]
 
*[[Letter to Donald Swann (21 March 1966)|21 March 1966, to Donald Swann]]
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*[[Letter to James Ridolfo|12 April 1966, to James Ridolfo]]
 
*[[Letter to James Ridolfo|12 April 1966, to James Ridolfo]]
 
*[[Letter to Nan C. Scott (19 April 1966)|19 April 1966, to Nan C. Scott]]  
 
*[[Letter to Nan C. Scott (19 April 1966)|19 April 1966, to Nan C. Scott]]  
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*[[Letter to Rayner Unwin (25 April 1966)|25 April 1966, to Rayner Unwin]]
 
*[[Letter to Roger Verhulst (3 May 1966)|3 May 1966, to Roger Verhulst]]
 
*[[Letter to Roger Verhulst (3 May 1966)|3 May 1966, to Roger Verhulst]]
 
*[[Letter to Martin M. Snapp|6 May 1966, to Martin M. Snapp, Jr.]]
 
*[[Letter to Martin M. Snapp|6 May 1966, to Martin M. Snapp, Jr.]]
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*[[Letter to Dick Plotz (8 April 1968)|8 April 1968 to Dick Plotz]]
 
*[[Letter to Dick Plotz (8 April 1968)|8 April 1968 to Dick Plotz]]
 
*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (May 1968)|May 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (May 1968)|May 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
*[[Letter to George Burke Johnston (24 May 1968| 24 May 1968, to George Burke Johnston]]
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*[[Letter to George Burke Johnston|24 May 1968, to George Burke Johnston]]
 
*[[Letter to Clyde S. Kilby (4 June 1968)|4 June 1968, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Letter to Clyde S. Kilby (4 June 1968)|4 June 1968, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Letter to Ingrid Pridgeon|August 1968, to Ingrid Pridgeon]]
 
*[[Letter to Ingrid Pridgeon|August 1968, to Ingrid Pridgeon]]
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*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (4 September 1968)|4 September 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (4 September 1968)|4 September 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Letter to Billy Callahan|29 September 1968, to Billy Callahan]]
 
*[[Letter to Billy Callahan|29 September 1968, to Billy Callahan]]
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*[[Letter to Margaret Carroux|29 September 1968, to Margaret Carroux]]
 
*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (10 October 1968)|10 October 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (10 October 1968)|10 October 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Letter to Niall Hoskin|16 October 1968, to Niall Hoskin]]
 
*[[Letter to Niall Hoskin|16 October 1968, to Niall Hoskin]]
 
*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (4 November 1968)|4 November 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Letter to Mary Fairburn (4 November 1968)|4 November 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Letter to Mr. Wordsworth (16 November 1968)|16 November 1968 to Mr. Wordsworth]]
 
*[[Letter to Mr. Wordsworth (16 November 1968)|16 November 1968 to Mr. Wordsworth]]
*[[Letter to  Mrs Parke (December 1968)|December 1968,to  Mrs Parke]]
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*[[Letter to  Mrs Parke (December 1968)|December 1968, to  Mrs Parke]]
  
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*[[Letter to Maria Mroczkowska|?1969, to Maria Mroczkowska]]
 
*[[Letter to Bridget MacKenzie (3 January 1969)|3 January 1969, to Bridget MacKenzie]]
 
*[[Letter to Bridget MacKenzie (3 January 1969)|3 January 1969, to Bridget MacKenzie]]
 
*[[Letter to Niall, David and Catherine Mcall|3 January 1969, to Niall, David and Catherine Mcall]]  
 
*[[Letter to Niall, David and Catherine Mcall|3 January 1969, to Niall, David and Catherine Mcall]]  
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*[[Letter to "My dear Ladies"|10 June 1971, to "My dear Ladies"]]
 
*[[Letter to "My dear Ladies"|10 June 1971, to "My dear Ladies"]]
 
*[[Letter to Brian Miller|21 June 1971, to Brian Miller]]
 
*[[Letter to Brian Miller|21 June 1971, to Brian Miller]]
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*[[Letter to Talbot D'Alessandro|17 July 1971, to Talbot D'Alessandro]]
 
*[[Letter to Joy Hill (28 October 1971)|28 October 1971, to Joy Hill]]
 
*[[Letter to Joy Hill (28 October 1971)|28 October 1971, to Joy Hill]]
 
*[[Letter to  Fay Darrington (16 November 1971)|16 November 1971, to Fay Darrington]]
 
*[[Letter to  Fay Darrington (16 November 1971)|16 November 1971, to Fay Darrington]]
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*[[Letter to W.B. Crouch|28 December 1971, to W.B. Crouch]]
 
*[[Letter to W.B. Crouch|28 December 1971, to W.B. Crouch]]
  
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*[[Letter to Sterling E. Lanier (24 January 1972)|24 January 1972. to Sterling E. Lanier]]
 
*[[Letter to Michael George Tolkien (30 January 1972)|30 January 1972, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Letter to Michael George Tolkien (30 January 1972)|30 January 1972, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Letter to Dorothy Wood (2  February 1972)|2 February 1972, to Dorothy Wood]]
 
*[[Letter to Dorothy Wood (2  February 1972)|2 February 1972, to Dorothy Wood]]
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*[[Letter 336|23 May 1972, to Sir Patrick Browne]] (letter 336)
 
*[[Letter 336|23 May 1972, to Sir Patrick Browne]] (letter 336)
 
*[[Letter to Robert Burchfield (11 June 1972)|11 June 1972, to Robert Burchfield]]
 
*[[Letter to Robert Burchfield (11 June 1972)|11 June 1972, to Robert Burchfield]]
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*[[Letter to Mr. Wordsworth (26 September 1972)|26 September 1972, to Mr. Wordsworth]]
 
*[[Letter to Rayner Unwin (12 October 1972)|12 October 1972, to Rayner Unwin]]
 
*[[Letter to Rayner Unwin (12 October 1972)|12 October 1972, to Rayner Unwin]]
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*[[Letter to Sterling E. Lanier (21 November 1972)|21 November 1972. to Sterling E. Lanier]]
 
*[[Letter to Edmund R. Meskys (23 November 1972)|23 November 1972, to Edmund R. Meskys]]
 
*[[Letter to Edmund R. Meskys (23 November 1972)|23 November 1972, to Edmund R. Meskys]]
  
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*[[Letter to Patrick Hunt|25 January 1973, to Patrick Hunt]]
 
*[[Letter to Patrick Hunt|25 January 1973, to Patrick Hunt]]
 
*[[Letter to Stefan Petterson|26 February 1973, to Stefan Petterson]] (''per procurationem'')
 
*[[Letter to Stefan Petterson|26 February 1973, to Stefan Petterson]] (''per procurationem'')
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*[[Letter to Sterling E. Lanier (9 February 1973)|9 February 1973. to Sterling E. Lanier]]
 
*[[Letter to Clyde S. Kilby (8 March 1973)|8 March 1973, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Letter to Clyde S. Kilby (8 March 1973)|8 March 1973, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Letter to Dr. Denis Tolhurst|20 April 1973, to Dr. Denis Tolhurst]]
 
*[[Letter to Dr. Denis Tolhurst|20 April 1973, to Dr. Denis Tolhurst]]
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*[[Letter to Bruce Charlton|14 June 1973, to Bruce Charlton]] (''per procurationem'')
 
*[[Letter to Bruce Charlton|14 June 1973, to Bruce Charlton]] (''per procurationem'')
 
*[[Letter to Norman Power|8 July 1973, to Canon Norman Power]]
 
*[[Letter to Norman Power|8 July 1973, to Canon Norman Power]]
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*[[Letter to Campbell|28 July 1973, to Campbell]]
 
*[[Letter to Glyn Daniel|25 August 1973, to Glyn Daniel]]
 
*[[Letter to Glyn Daniel|25 August 1973, to Glyn Daniel]]
  
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*[[Letter to Christopher Tolkien|19?? to Christopher Tolkien]]
 
*[[Letter to Christopher Tolkien|19?? to Christopher Tolkien]]
 
*19?? to an unknown reader (draft; topic: [[Sindarin]] and [[Quenya]])<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 127</ref>
 
*19?? to an unknown reader (draft; topic: [[Sindarin]] and [[Quenya]])<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 127</ref>
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*[[Letter to Leslie Underwood|19?? to Leslie Underwood]]
  
 
==Unexposed collections and rumours==
 
==Unexposed collections and rumours==
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=== Correspondence between Tolkien and Sigurður Nordal ===
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A couple of letters from Tolkien to [[wikipedia:WP:Sigurður Nordal|Sigurður Nordal]], writer and Professor of Icelandic Language and Literature, are kept at the National and University Library of Iceland.<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Beregond, Anders Stenström]]|articleurl=http://tolkienseminariet.wordpress.com/2020/11/19/5-december-2019/|articlename=5 december 2019|dated=19 November 2020|website=[http://tolkienseminariet.wordpress.com Tolkienseminariet.wordpress.com]|accessed=19 November 2020}}</ref>
  
 
=== Correspondence between Tolkien and R.W. Burchfield ===
 
=== Correspondence between Tolkien and R.W. Burchfield ===
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{{blockquote|His last great legacy to the world, the ''Silmarillion'', has been saved. He wrote me years ago, that it was done in verse! He seemed puzzled in a mild way, that at the time, no publisher seemed interested in it. I recall asking what he was doing for a comic or light element, since no Hobbits existed this early. He agreed this was a problem, but felt it could be solved. I can't wait."}}
 
{{blockquote|His last great legacy to the world, the ''Silmarillion'', has been saved. He wrote me years ago, that it was done in verse! He seemed puzzled in a mild way, that at the time, no publisher seemed interested in it. I recall asking what he was doing for a comic or light element, since no Hobbits existed this early. He agreed this was a problem, but felt it could be solved. I can't wait."}}
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=== Correspondence between Tolkien and Joni Mitchell ===
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In the mid-sixties, singer-songwriter [[Wikipedia:Joni Mitchell|Joni Mitchell]] became a "[[Tolkien fandom|fan]]" of Tolkien,<ref>Anne Karppinen, ''The Songs of Joni Mitchell: Gender, Performance and Agency'', pp. 52-3</ref> after being introduced to his works by her husband Chuck. The couple set up a publishing and recording business for their material related to Middle-earth, and they wrote Tolkien "letters and got his permission to use names from his books for our bits of business". The correspdondence between Tolkien and Joni and Chuck Mitchell apparently took place no sooner than [[1965]] and not later than [[1969]].<ref>{{webcite|author=Chuck Mitchell|articleurl=http://jonimitchell.com/library/view.cfm?id=1892|articlename=History of Gandalf Publishing|dated=9 June 2008|website=[http://jonimitchell.com/ jonimitchell.com]|accessed=14 March 2017}}</ref> It is unknown if Tolkien answered their letters in person or if the replies were written by a representative. A letter of admiration from Joni Mitchell to Tolkien will be published in ''[[Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth]]'' ([[2018]]).<ref>{{webcite|author=Tom Tivnan|articleurl=http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bodleian-library-unearths-new-tolkien-507701|articlename=Bodleian Library unearths new Tolkien|dated=14 March 2017|website=[http://www.thebookseller.com/ www.thebookseller.com]|accessed=14 March 2017}}</ref>
  
 
===Letters to The Society===
 
===Letters to The Society===

Latest revision as of 21:49, 19 November 2020

The name Letters refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Letters (disambiguation).

The The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien is a large collection of letters of Tolkien, but it is far from complete. Below are some letters that did not make it into the collection, or only partially.

Contents

[edit] Individual letters

[edit] 1890s

[edit] 1900s

[edit] 1910s

[edit] 1920s

[edit] 1930s

[edit] 1940s

[edit] 1950s

[edit] 1960s

[edit] 1970s

[edit] Unknown year

[edit] Unexposed collections and rumours

[edit] Correspondence between Tolkien and Sigurður Nordal

A couple of letters from Tolkien to Sigurður Nordal, writer and Professor of Icelandic Language and Literature, are kept at the National and University Library of Iceland.[4]

[edit] Correspondence between Tolkien and R.W. Burchfield

During the years 1953-72, Tolkien corresponded with R.W. Burchfield. The collection of letters is kept at the Bodleian Library:[5]

Correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and R.W. Burchfield, 1953-72. / Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7284, fols. 1-16. / Extent: 16 leaves. / Comprises ten manuscript, and typescript letters, and one copy letter from Tolkien to Burchfield, relating to Burchfield's attendance at tutorials, his search for housing in Oxford, his application for funding for his research, his search for an academic post, his congratulations on the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring, an extension for his work on 'Ormulum', and Tolkien's edition of Ancrene Wisse: The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle, and one letter from Burchfield to Tolkien relating to the printing of Ancrene Wisse. Also a description of the letters by Elizabeth Burchfield, widow of R.W. Burchfield. / Acquisition: Bequest of R.W. Burchfield, per Elizabeth Burchfield, Dec. 2004.

[edit] Correspondence between Tolkien and Pablo Martínez del Río

José Manuel Ferrández Bru has noted that a collection of Tolkien's letters to Pablo Martínez del Río, whose younger cousins Tolkien took to vacation in Paris in 1913, has been donated to the Centro de Estudios de Historia de México of Condumex. As of 2011, Ferrández Bru wrote that Tolkien's letters unfortunately "are mixed with huge numbers of other documents" and that it will take years before they have been catalogued and available for research.[6]

[edit] Correspondence between Tolkien and Sterling E. Lanier

In an article in Locus #149 (1973), the science fiction author Sterling E. Lanier mentions his correspondence with Tolkien, consisting of a "dozen or so" letters. John D. Rateliff has provided the following quote from Lanier's article:[7]

His last great legacy to the world, the Silmarillion, has been saved. He wrote me years ago, that it was done in verse! He seemed puzzled in a mild way, that at the time, no publisher seemed interested in it. I recall asking what he was doing for a comic or light element, since no Hobbits existed this early. He agreed this was a problem, but felt it could be solved. I can't wait."

[edit] Correspondence between Tolkien and Joni Mitchell

In the mid-sixties, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell became a "fan" of Tolkien,[8] after being introduced to his works by her husband Chuck. The couple set up a publishing and recording business for their material related to Middle-earth, and they wrote Tolkien "letters and got his permission to use names from his books for our bits of business". The correspdondence between Tolkien and Joni and Chuck Mitchell apparently took place no sooner than 1965 and not later than 1969.[9] It is unknown if Tolkien answered their letters in person or if the replies were written by a representative. A letter of admiration from Joni Mitchell to Tolkien will be published in Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth (2018).[10]

[edit] Letters to The Society

A collection of Tolkien's letters to The Society is kept at the Bodleian Library.[11]

[edit] Letters to Simonne d'Ardenne

John and Priscilla Tolkien mention briefly in The Tolkien Family Album that Simonne d'Ardenne: "was especially close to Priscilla, up until her death in 1986. She entrusted to Priscilla a great bundle of letters she had received from J.R.R.T. over a period of forty years." (p.68). This large collection of letters seems never to have reached a publication.

[edit] Letters to the Hogans

In the article "Tolkien's time in 'Erin'" (in anticipation of the publication of the Irish translation of The Hobbit), published in The Irish Times on 17 March 2012, Dr. Tom Hogan mentions that Tolkien:

stayed many times in our house on visits to Ireland. These visits started in the 1950s. He came to Ireland for a couple of weeks each year acting as an external examiner of English in UCD. He worked alongside my late father Jeremiah who was professor of English there at the time. A number of letters from Tolkien to us are in my possession.

No dates of individual letters are provided, but Hogan quotes from several letters in the article.[12]

[edit] The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (expanded edition)

On February 2nd, 2004, TheOneRing.net featured an article on the Tolkien Convention in Brussels. An expanded edition of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien was promised:

"...on the occasion of TFY's presentation on January 19, Marco Respinti and Oronzo Cilli, in the presence of Elisabetta Sgarbi (Editorial Director of Bompiani), spoke of the possibility of a revision of the Italian edition of Tolkien's letters, gathered by his son Christopher and his official biographer, Humprey Carpenter. Bompiani decided to publish a new edition, revised and enlarged, and the Italian Tolkien Society is in contant with an english publisher to have an international version of the book. The volume will be introduced by an essay of Priscilla Tolkien and it will boast contributions by Tolkien experts as Mike Foster, Christopher Garbowski, Brian Rosebury, Andrew McMurry, Paolo Paron, Gianfranco de Turris, Adolfo Morganti, Marco Respinti, Oronzo Cilli, Stefano Giuliano, Jimmy Chavez, Jeroen Van Den Berg, David Beatene and many others. In fact Cilli has managed to obtain from the British Public Record Office the rights to the publication of some documents regarding Tolkien's experience in the First World War. The new edition might include these new documents (never published before in any book) and a short essay on Tolkien and the war."

[edit] The Tea Towel Letter

The web site Tolkien Collector's Guide has an article (on a rare tea towel) with a reference from a supposedly unpublished letter. The background is that George Allen and Unwin in 1971 commissioned the towel, featuring a map by Pauline Baynes, on the occasion of a celebration. The author of the article says: "[...] it is clear Tolkien was there, since I read in an (unpublished) letter he himself had received such a teatowel at the 'party' or 'meeting' and was very happy with it."[13]

[edit] Wheelbarrows at Dawn

Similarly to what was done in the Black & White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien, glimpses of the correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and his brother Hilary were supposed to be published in late 2010 in Wheelbarrows at Dawn: Memories of Hilary Tolkien. However, the publication of the latter book was cancelled, and the letters remain unpublished (as of November 2010).

In early 2015, Hilary Tolkien's "archive of family letters, family photographs & ephemera" was put up for sale, "including 15 unseen long letters by JRR Tolkien himself".[14]

[edit] Hoaxes

[edit] The Letters, Part II

Throughout the early issues of Vinyar Tengwar, there was reference to "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien part II", but it was revealed to be a joke.[source?]

[edit] Dr. Higgins and possible eBay frauds

The forum of the website Tolkien Collector's Guide contains discussions (in which Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull have taken part) on a circulation on eBay of fraudulent Tolkien letters. Among these are said to be letters adressed to a "Dr. Higgins". Many of these contested letters are typewritten, with a signature by J.R.R. Tolkien in blue ink. The forger, Alan Formhals, was found guilty at Southampton Crown Court in 2012.[15][16]

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

References

  1. "London University: Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies: Closs/Priebsch Family Papers", Archives in London and the M25 area (accessed 19 July 2012)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 40
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 127
  4. Beregond, Anders Stenström, "5 december 2019" dated 19 November 2020, Tolkienseminariet.wordpress.com (accessed 19 November 2020)
  5. "Guard-book of miscellaneous items, 19th-20th cent.", Bodleian.ox.ac.uk (accessed 19 March 2012)
  6. José Manuel Ferrández Bru, "'Wingless fluttering'": Some Personal Connections in Tolkien's Formative Years", in Tolkien Studies, Vol. VIII (eds. Douglas A. Anderson, Michael D.C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger), pp. 63-4 (note 21)
  7. John D. Rateliff, "The New Arrivals (2nd of 2)" dated 8 July 2012, Sacnoth's Scriptorium (accessed 9 July 2012)
  8. Anne Karppinen, The Songs of Joni Mitchell: Gender, Performance and Agency, pp. 52-3
  9. Chuck Mitchell, "History of Gandalf Publishing" dated 9 June 2008, jonimitchell.com (accessed 14 March 2017)
  10. Tom Tivnan, "Bodleian Library unearths new Tolkien" dated 14 March 2017, www.thebookseller.com (accessed 14 March 2017)
  11. "Catalogue of papers of The Society, University of Oxford", Bodleian Library (accessed 16 January 2012)
  12. Tom Hogan, "Tolkien's time in 'Erin'" dated 17 March 2012, IrishTimes.com (accessed 19 March 2012)
  13. "Tea Towel" dated 17 September 2008, Tolkien Collector's Guide (accessed 14 June 2013)
  14. "The Wonders of..." dated 27 January 2015, Tolkien Collector's Guide (accessed 30 January 2015)
  15. Another Tolkien eBay Letter at TolkienGuide.com (accessed 29 November 2011)
  16. Stephanie Linning, "Fraudster forged signatures of Winston Churchill, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell and Pablo Picasso to scam more than £33,000 out of collectors" dated 9 September 2014, Mail Online (accessed 25 June 2015)