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== Individual letters ==
 
== Individual letters ==
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===1890s===
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*[[Arthur Tolkien 14 February 1896|14 February 1896, to Arthur Tolkien]]
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===1900s===
 
===1900s===
 
*[[Father Francis Morgan 8 August 1904|8 August 1904, to Father Francis Morgan]]
 
*[[Father Francis Morgan 8 August 1904|8 August 1904, to Father Francis Morgan]]
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===1910s===
 
===1910s===
  
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*[[Edith Bratt 3 January 1913|3 January 1913, to Edith Bratt]]
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*[[Edith Bratt 1 February 1913|1 February 1913, to Edith Bratt]]
 
*[[War Office 2 January 1917|2 January 1917, to the War Office]]
 
*[[War Office 2 January 1917|2 January 1917, to the War Office]]
  
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===1930s===
 
===1930s===
 
*[[A Philologist on Esperanto|1932, ''A Philologist on Esperanto'']]
 
*[[A Philologist on Esperanto|1932, ''A Philologist on Esperanto'']]
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*[[A.F. Colborn 27 May 1932|27 May 1932, to A.F. Colborn]]
 
*[[Kenneth Sisam 16 March 1933|16 March 1933, to Kenneth Sisam]]
 
*[[Kenneth Sisam 16 March 1933|16 March 1933, to Kenneth Sisam]]
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*[[R.W. Chambers 21 December 1933|21 December 1933, to R.W. Chambers]]
 
*[[G.H. Cowling 23 December 1934|23 December 1934, to G.H. Cowling]]
 
*[[G.H. Cowling 23 December 1934|23 December 1934, to G.H. Cowling]]
 
*[[Aurelius Pompen 27 September 1936|27 September 1936, to Aurelius Pompen]]
 
*[[Aurelius Pompen 27 September 1936|27 September 1936, to Aurelius Pompen]]
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*[[Charles Furth 19 December 1937|19 December 1937, to Charles Furth]] ([[Letter 20]])
 
*[[Charles Furth 19 December 1937|19 December 1937, to Charles Furth]] ([[Letter 20]])
 
*[[Kenneth Sisam 28 May 1938|28 May 1938, to Kenneth Sisam]]
 
*[[Kenneth Sisam 28 May 1938|28 May 1938, to Kenneth Sisam]]
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*[[A.F. Colborn 21 July 1938|21 July 1938, to A.F. Colborn]]
 
*[[Miss Kilbride 24 December 1938|24 December 1938, to Miss Kilbride]].
 
*[[Miss Kilbride 24 December 1938|24 December 1938, to Miss Kilbride]].
  
 
===1940s===
 
===1940s===
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*[[John Kettle 15 March 1942|15 March 1942, to John Kettle]]
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*[[J.L.N. O'Loughlin 29 January 1943|29 January 1943, to J.L.N. O'Loughlin]]
 
*[[Leila Keene and Pat Kirke 3 August 1943|3 August 1943, to Leila Keene and Pat Kirke]]
 
*[[Leila Keene and Pat Kirke 3 August 1943|3 August 1943, to Leila Keene and Pat Kirke]]
 
*[[G.E. Selby 19 September 1944|19 September 1944, to G.E. Selby]]
 
*[[G.E. Selby 19 September 1944|19 September 1944, to G.E. Selby]]
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*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 2 August 1946|2 August 1946, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski]]
 
*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 2 August 1946|2 August 1946, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski]]
 
*[[A.W. Riddle 10 January 1947‎|10 January 1947, to A.W. Riddle]]
 
*[[A.W. Riddle 10 January 1947‎|10 January 1947, to A.W. Riddle]]
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*[[Jennifer Brookes-Smith 26 September 1947|26 September 1947, to Jennifer Brookes-Smith]]
 
*[[A.W. Riddle 2 October 1947|‎2 October 1947, to A.W. Riddle]]
 
*[[A.W. Riddle 2 October 1947|‎2 October 1947, to A.W. Riddle]]
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*[[J.L.N. O'Loughlin 18 January 1948|18 January 1948, to J.L.N. O'Loughlin]]
 
*[[Cardinal Mindszenty|28 January 1949, to the editor of ''The Times'']]
 
*[[Cardinal Mindszenty|28 January 1949, to the editor of ''The Times'']]
 
*[[Miss Turnbull 11 March 1949|11 March 1949, to Miss Turnbull]]
 
*[[Miss Turnbull 11 March 1949|11 March 1949, to Miss Turnbull]]
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*[[Milton Waldman 1951|1951, to Milton Waldman]]
 
*[[Milton Waldman 1951|1951, to Milton Waldman]]
 
*[[Iona and Peter Opie 25 November 1951|25 November 1951, to Iona and Peter Opie]]
 
*[[Iona and Peter Opie 25 November 1951|25 November 1951, to Iona and Peter Opie]]
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*[[George and Moira Sayer 7 August 1952|7 August 1952, to George and Moira Sayer]]
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*[[Moira Sayer 10 August 1952|10 August 1952, Moira Sayer]]
 
*[[George Sayer 24 June 1953|24 June 1953, to George Sayer]]
 
*[[George Sayer 24 June 1953|24 June 1953, to George Sayer]]
 
*[[Ronald Eames 15 August 1953|15 August 1953, to Ronald Eames]]
 
*[[Ronald Eames 15 August 1953|15 August 1953, to Ronald Eames]]
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*[[Liège University 18 October 1954|18 October 1954, to the Liège University]]
 
*[[Liège University 18 October 1954|18 October 1954, to the Liège University]]
 
*[[Robert Burchfield 6 November 1954|6 November 1954, to Robert Burchfield]]
 
*[[Robert Burchfield 6 November 1954|6 November 1954, to Robert Burchfield]]
*1955, to Mr David Masson<ref name=PEMasson>{{PE|17}}, p. 40</ref>
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*[[Rayner Heppenstall 17 November 1954|17 November 1954, to Rayner Heppenstall]]
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*[[Rayner Heppenstall 1-2 December 1954|1-2 December 1954, to Rayner Heppenstall]]
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*[[Rayner Heppenstall 13 December 1954|13 December 1954, to Rayner Heppenstall]]
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*[[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>
 
*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>
 
*[[G.E. Selby c. 1955/6|c. 1955/6, to G.E. Selby]]
 
*[[G.E. Selby c. 1955/6|c. 1955/6, to G.E. Selby]]
 
*[[Derrick Parnum 2 March 1955|2 March 1955, to Mr Derrick Parnum]]
 
*[[Derrick Parnum 2 March 1955|2 March 1955, to Mr Derrick Parnum]]
 
*[[Miss Turnbull 2 May 1955|2 May 1955, to Miss Turnbull]]
 
*[[Miss Turnbull 2 May 1955|2 May 1955, to Miss Turnbull]]
*[[W.N. Beard 19 May 1955|19 May 1955, to W.N. Beard]]
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*[[Rayner Unwin 12 May 1955|12 May 1955, to Rayner Unwin]]
 
*[[Miss Turnbull 19 May 1955|19 May 1955, to Miss Turnbull]]
 
*[[Miss Turnbull 19 May 1955|19 May 1955, to Miss Turnbull]]
 
*[[Deirdre Levinson 13 June 1955|13 June 1955, to Deirdre Levinson]]
 
*[[Deirdre Levinson 13 June 1955|13 June 1955, to Deirdre Levinson]]
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*[[Unknown fan 26 July 1955|26 July 1955, to Unknown fan]]
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*[[Rayner Unwin 27 July 1955|27 July 1955, to Rayner Unwin]]
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*[[Mrs Dixey 28 July 1955|28 July 1955, to Mrs Dixey]]
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*[[Jennifer Brookes-Smith 28 July 1955|28 July 1955, to Jennifer Brookes-Smith]]
 
*[[John Roberts 22 August 1955|22 August 1955, to John Roberts]]
 
*[[John Roberts 22 August 1955|22 August 1955, to John Roberts]]
 
*[[Mr(s?) Souch September 1955|September 1955, to Mr(s?) Souch]]
 
*[[Mr(s?) Souch September 1955|September 1955, to Mr(s?) Souch]]
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*[[Elizabeth Jennings 2 December 1955|2 December 1955, to Elizabeth Jennings]]
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*[[David Masson 12 December 1955|12 December 1955, to David Masson]]
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*[[Mr Capan 16 December 1955|16 December 1955, to Mr. Capan]]
 
*[[? 1956|1956, to unknown fan]]
 
*[[? 1956|1956, to unknown fan]]
 
*[[Mr Polet 1 January 1956|1 January 1956, to Mr Polet]]
 
*[[Mr Polet 1 January 1956|1 January 1956, to Mr Polet]]
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*[[Doris Elizabeth Sykes 28 January 1956|28 January 1956, to Doris Elizabeth Sykes]]
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*[[William Galbraith 8 March 1956|8 March 1956, to William Galbraith]]
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*[[E. Rasdall 21 March 1956|21 March 1956, to E. Rasdall]]
 
*[[Patricia Kirke 28 March 1956|28 March 1956, to Patricia Kirke]]
 
*[[Patricia Kirke 28 March 1956|28 March 1956, to Patricia Kirke]]
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*[[Mr. Earle 12 April 1956|12 April 1956, to Mr. Earle]]
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*[[H. Cotton Minchin 16 April 1956|16 April 1956, to H. Cotton Minchin ]] (see also [[Letter 187]])
 
*[[Deirdre Levinson 28 April 1956|28 April 1956, to Deirdre Levinson]]
 
*[[Deirdre Levinson 28 April 1956|28 April 1956, to Deirdre Levinson]]
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*[[Doris Elizabeth Sykes ?Early July 1956|?Early July 1956, to Doris Elizabeth Sykes]]
 
*[[Terence Tiller 19 September 1956|19 September 1956, to Terence Tiller]]
 
*[[Terence Tiller 19 September 1956|19 September 1956, to Terence Tiller]]
 
*[[Miss Stanley-Smith 22 November 1956|22 November 1956, to Miss Stanley-Smith]]
 
*[[Miss Stanley-Smith 22 November 1956|22 November 1956, to Miss Stanley-Smith]]
 
*[[Miss Stanley-Smith 19 December 1956|19 December 1956, to Miss Stanley-Smith]]
 
*[[Miss Stanley-Smith 19 December 1956|19 December 1956, to Miss Stanley-Smith]]
 
*[[Deirdre Levinson 20 December 1956|20 December 1956, to Deirdre Levinson]]
 
*[[Deirdre Levinson 20 December 1956|20 December 1956, to Deirdre Levinson]]
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*[[Patricia Kirke 24 December 1956|24 December 1956, to Patricia Kirke]]
 
*[[Peter Alford 1956-58|1956-58, to Peter Alford]] (four letters)
 
*[[Peter Alford 1956-58|1956-58, to Peter Alford]] (four letters)
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*[[Mr Hayward 9 April 1957|9 April 1957, to Mr Hayward]]
 
*[[Michael George Tolkien 24 April 1957|24 April 1957, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Michael George Tolkien 24 April 1957|24 April 1957, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Deirdre Levinson 26 June 1957|26 June 1957, to Deirdre Levinson]]
 
*[[Deirdre Levinson 26 June 1957|26 June 1957, to Deirdre Levinson]]
*[[Herbert Schiro 17 November 1957|17 November 1957, to Dr. Herbert Schiro]]
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*[[Jerome W. Archer 5 August 1957|5 August 1957, to Jerome W. Archer, Director of Libraries at Marquette University]]
 
*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 9/10 November 1957|9/10 November 1957, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski]]
 
*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 9/10 November 1957|9/10 November 1957, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski]]
*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 19 November 1957|19 November 1957, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski]]
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*[[Herbert Schiro 17 November 1957|17 November 1957, to Dr. Herbert Schiro]]
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*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 17 November 1957|17 November 1957, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski]]
 
*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 1958|1958, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski (two letters)]]
 
*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 1958|1958, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski (two letters)]]
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*[[Michael George Tolkien 10 January 1958|10 January 1958, to Michael George Tolkien]]
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*[[Unknown Dutchman 3 April 1958|3 April 1958, to an unknown Dutchman]]
 
*[[Nancy Smith 27 May 1958|27 May 1958, to Nancy Smith]]
 
*[[Nancy Smith 27 May 1958|27 May 1958, to Nancy Smith]]
 
*[[Rhona Beare 14 October 1958|14 October 1958, to Rhona Beare]]
 
*[[Rhona Beare 14 October 1958|14 October 1958, to Rhona Beare]]
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*[[Misses E. Jones and J. Taylor 20 October 1958|20 October 1958, to Misses E. Taylor and J. Taylor]]
 
*[[Letter 213#Publication history|25 October 1958, to Deborah Webster]]
 
*[[Letter 213#Publication history|25 October 1958, to Deborah Webster]]
 
*[[L.M. Cutts 26 October 1958|26 October 1958, to Mrs L.M. Cutts]]  
 
*[[L.M. Cutts 26 October 1958|26 October 1958, to Mrs L.M. Cutts]]  
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*[[William Ready 5 March 1959|5 March 1959, to William Ready]]
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*[[Naomi Mitchison 8 November 1959|8 November 1959, to Naomi Mitchison]]
 
*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski December 1959|December 1959, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski]]
 
*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski December 1959|December 1959, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski]]
  
 
===1960s===
 
===1960s===
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*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 196?|196?, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski]]
 
*[[Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 196?|196?, to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski]]
 
*[[Dorothy 196?|196?, to Dorothy]]
 
*[[Dorothy 196?|196?, to Dorothy]]
 
*[[Dorothy Wood 1960-1973|1960-1973, to Dorothy Wood]]
 
*[[Dorothy Wood 1960-1973|1960-1973, to Dorothy Wood]]
 
*[[Michael Blashka late 1960s|Late 1960s, to Michael Blashka]]
 
*[[Michael Blashka late 1960s|Late 1960s, to Michael Blashka]]
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*[[Elizabeth Jones 13 January 1960|13 January 1960, to Elizabeth Jones]] (''per procurationem'')
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*[[Editor of Triode ?April 1960|?April 1960, to the editor of ''Triode'']]
 
*[[H.W. Donner 7 July 1960|7 July 1960, to H.W. Donner]]
 
*[[H.W. Donner 7 July 1960|7 July 1960, to H.W. Donner]]
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*[[Ossendrijver 5 January 1961|5 January 1961, to Ossendrijver]] (see also [[Letter 227]])
 
*[[Mr. Hart 9 May 1961|9 May 1961, to Mr. Hart]]
 
*[[Mr. Hart 9 May 1961|9 May 1961, to Mr. Hart]]
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*[[Lars Gustafsson 18 May 1961|18 May 1961, to Lars Gustafsson]]
 
*[[Rayner Unwin 23 May 1961|23 May 1961, to Rayner Unwin]]
 
*[[Rayner Unwin 23 May 1961|23 May 1961, to Rayner Unwin]]
 
*[[Jan Broberg 1 June 1961|1 June 1961, to Jan Broberg]]
 
*[[Jan Broberg 1 June 1961|1 June 1961, to Jan Broberg]]
 
*[[Rhona Beare 8 June 1961|8 June 1961, to Rhona Beare]]
 
*[[Rhona Beare 8 June 1961|8 June 1961, to Rhona Beare]]
 
*[[Paul Barnetson 13 November 1961|13 November 1961, to Paul Barnetson]]
 
*[[Paul Barnetson 13 November 1961|13 November 1961, to Paul Barnetson]]
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*[[Jane Neave 15 November 1961|15 November 1961, to Jane Neave]]
 
*[[Miss Perry 29 December 1961|29 December 1961, to Miss Perry]]
 
*[[Miss Perry 29 December 1961|29 December 1961, to Miss Perry]]
 
*[[Cor Blok 1 February 1962|1 February 1962, to Cor Blok]]
 
*[[Cor Blok 1 February 1962|1 February 1962, to Cor Blok]]
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*[[Alina Dadlez 20 July 1962|20 July 1962, to Alina Dadlez]]
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*[[Alina Dadlez 19 September 1962|19 September 1962, to Alina Dadlez]]
 
*[[H. Cotton Minchin 14 November 1962|14 November 1962, to Captain H. Cotton Minchin]]
 
*[[H. Cotton Minchin 14 November 1962|14 November 1962, to Captain H. Cotton Minchin]]
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*[[T.P. Dunning 1963|1963, to T.P. Dunning]]
 
*[[Julie Cape 17 February 1963|17 February 1963, to Miss Julie Cape]]
 
*[[Julie Cape 17 February 1963|17 February 1963, to Miss Julie Cape]]
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*[[Mrs Gill 21 February 1963| 21 February 1963, to Mrs Gill]]
 
*[[People 6 April 1963|6 April 1963, to People]]
 
*[[People 6 April 1963|6 April 1963, to People]]
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*[[Mr. and Mrs. Kloos 18 April-6 May 1963|18 April-6 May 1963, to Mr. and Mrs. Kloos]]
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*[[Eileen Elgar 22 September-c. 3 October 1963|22 September-c. 3 October 1963, to Eileen Elgar]]
 
*[[Mrs. Munby 21 October 1963|21 October 1963, to Mrs Munby]]
 
*[[Mrs. Munby 21 October 1963|21 October 1963, to Mrs Munby]]
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*[[George Sayer 28 November 1963|28 November 1963, to George Sayer]]
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*[[Jared C. Lobdell December 1963|December 1963, to Jared C. Lobdell]]
 
*[[Miss Clark 4 December 1963|4 December 1963, to Miss Clark]]
 
*[[Miss Clark 4 December 1963|4 December 1963, to Miss Clark]]
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*[[Ossendrijver 6 December 1963|6 December 1963, to Ossendrijver]]
 
*[[Baronne A. Baeyens 16 December 1963|c. 16 December 1963, to Baronne A. Baeyens]]
 
*[[Baronne A. Baeyens 16 December 1963|c. 16 December 1963, to Baronne A. Baeyens]]
 
*[[Nancy Smith Christmas 1963|Christmas 1963, to Nancy Smith]]
 
*[[Nancy Smith Christmas 1963|Christmas 1963, to Nancy Smith]]
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*[[Clyde S. Kilby 11 November 1964|11 November 1964, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Clyde S. Kilby 11 November 1964|11 November 1964, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Ingeborg Korff 31 December 1964|31 December 1964, to Miss Ingeborg Korff]]
 
*[[Ingeborg Korff 31 December 1964|31 December 1964, to Miss Ingeborg Korff]]
*[[Joan O. Falconer 196?|Late 1964 or early 1965, to Joan O. Falconer]]
 
*[[? 28 May 1965|28 May 1965, to unknown reader]]
 
 
*[[Michael George Tolkien 6 January 1965|6 January 1965, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Michael George Tolkien 6 January 1965|6 January 1965, to Michael George Tolkien]]
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*[[Joan O. Falconer 24 January 1965|24 January 1965, to Joan O. Falconer]]
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*[[? 28 May 1965|28 May 1965, to unknown reader]]
 
*[[Michael George Tolkien 16 September 1965|16 September 1965, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Michael George Tolkien 16 September 1965|16 September 1965, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Agatha Carew Hunt 4 October 1965|4 October 1965, to Agatha Carew Hunt]]
 
*[[Agatha Carew Hunt 4 October 1965|4 October 1965, to Agatha Carew Hunt]]
 
*[[Timothy J. Wheeler 20 October 1965|20 October 1965, to Timothy J. Wheeler]]
 
*[[Timothy J. Wheeler 20 October 1965|20 October 1965, to Timothy J. Wheeler]]
 
*[[Michael George Tolkien 30 October 1965|30 October 1965, to Michael George Tolkien]]
 
*[[Michael George Tolkien 30 October 1965|30 October 1965, to Michael George Tolkien]]
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*[[J.L.N. O'Loughlin 30 October 1965|30 October 1965, to J.L.N. O'Loughlin]]
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*[[G.S. Rigby Jr. 6 December 1965|6 December 1965, G.S. Rigby Jr.]]
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*[[William McCullam 9 December 1965|9 December 1965, to William McCullam]]
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*[[Jane Dixon 9 December 1965|9 December 1965, to Jane Dixon]]
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*[[Miss Jaworski 9 December 1965|9 December 1965, to Miss Jaworski]]
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*[[Christine Jones 9 December 1965|9 December 1965, to Christine Jones]]
 
*[[Clyde S. Kilby 18 December 1965|18 December 1965, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Clyde S. Kilby 18 December 1965|18 December 1965, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
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*[[Charles Calleja 1966 |1966, to Charles Calleja]]
 
*[[Roger Shaw 7 January 1966|7 January 1966, to Roger Shaw]]
 
*[[Roger Shaw 7 January 1966|7 January 1966, to Roger Shaw]]
 
*[[Timothy J. Wheeler 10 January 1966|10 January 1966, to Timothy J. Wheeler]]
 
*[[Timothy J. Wheeler 10 January 1966|10 January 1966, to Timothy J. Wheeler]]
*[[Donald A. Wollheim 20 February 1966|20 February 1966, to Donald A. Wollheim]]
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*[[David Hicks 12 January 1966|12 January 1966, to David Hicks]]
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*[[Donald A. Wollheim 10 February 1966|10 February 1966, to Donald A. Wollheim]]
 
*[[Rod Jellema 1966|1966, to Rod Jellema]]
 
*[[Rod Jellema 1966|1966, to Rod Jellema]]
 
*[[Roger Verhulst 9 March 1966|9 March 1966, to Roger Verhulst]]
 
*[[Roger Verhulst 9 March 1966|9 March 1966, to Roger Verhulst]]
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*[[Roger Verhulst 3 May 1966|3 May 1966, to Roger Verhulst]]
 
*[[Roger Verhulst 3 May 1966|3 May 1966, to Roger Verhulst]]
 
*[[Martin M. Snapp 6 May 1966|6 May 1966, to Martin M. Snapp, Jr.]]
 
*[[Martin M. Snapp 6 May 1966|6 May 1966, to Martin M. Snapp, Jr.]]
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*[[Mr. Walker 11 May 1966|11 May 1966, to Mr. Walker]]
 
*[[Nancy Smith 30 May 1966|30 May 1966, to Nancy Smith]]
 
*[[Nancy Smith 30 May 1966|30 May 1966, to Nancy Smith]]
 +
*[[Royston F. Porthouse 1 June 1966|1 June 1966, to Royston F. Porthouse]]
 
*[[Michael George Tolkien 29 July 1966|29 July 1966, to Michael George Tolkien]] (see also [[Letter 289]])
 
*[[Michael George Tolkien 29 July 1966|29 July 1966, to Michael George Tolkien]] (see also [[Letter 289]])
 
*[[Max Rouslin 29 July 1966|29 July 1966, to Max Rouslin]]
 
*[[Max Rouslin 29 July 1966|29 July 1966, to Max Rouslin]]
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*[[Rose MacNamara 12 September 1966|12 September 1966, to Rose MacNamara]]
 
*[[Clyde S. Kilby 11 October 1966|11 October 1966, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Clyde S. Kilby 11 October 1966|11 October 1966, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Kenneth I. Rasmussen, Jr. 12 October 1966|12 October 1966, to Kenneth I. Rasmussen, Jr.]]
 
*[[Kenneth I. Rasmussen, Jr. 12 October 1966|12 October 1966, to Kenneth I. Rasmussen, Jr.]]
 
*[[Primary School in Acocks Green 17 October 1966|17 October 1966, to a Primary School in Acocks Green]]
 
*[[Primary School in Acocks Green 17 October 1966|17 October 1966, to a Primary School in Acocks Green]]
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*[[Harry C. Bauer November 1966|November 1966, to Harry C. Bauer]]
 
*[[Gene Wolfe 7 November 1966|7 November 1966, to Gene Wolfe]]
 
*[[Gene Wolfe 7 November 1966|7 November 1966, to Gene Wolfe]]
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*[[Father Hugh Maycock 14 December 1966|14 December 1966, to Father Hugh Maycock]]
 
*[[Dick Plotz 1966-67|c. 1966-67, to Dick Plotz]]
 
*[[Dick Plotz 1966-67|c. 1966-67, to Dick Plotz]]
 
*[[Evelyn B. Byrne 1967-70|c. 1967-70, to Evelyn B. Byrne]]
 
*[[Evelyn B. Byrne 1967-70|c. 1967-70, to Evelyn B. Byrne]]
 
*[[Otto B. Lindhardt 2 January 1967|2 January 1967, to Otto B. Lindhardt]]
 
*[[Otto B. Lindhardt 2 January 1967|2 January 1967, to Otto B. Lindhardt]]
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*[[Peyton Moss 2 January 1967|2 January 1967, to Peyton Moss]]
 
*[[Joy Hill 5 January 1967|5 January 1967, to Joy Hill]]
 
*[[Joy Hill 5 January 1967|5 January 1967, to Joy Hill]]
 
*[[C.N. Manlove 8 February 1967|8 February 1967, to C.N. Manlove]]
 
*[[C.N. Manlove 8 February 1967|8 February 1967, to C.N. Manlove]]
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*[[Rosfrith Murray 14 December 1967|14 December 1967, to Rosfrith Murray]]
 
*[[Rosfrith Murray 14 December 1967|14 December 1967, to Rosfrith Murray]]
 
*[[Elsie Honeybourne 21 December 1967|21 December 1967, to Elsie Honeybourne]]
 
*[[Elsie Honeybourne 21 December 1967|21 December 1967, to Elsie Honeybourne]]
*1968, to Mr David Masson<ref name=PEMasson/>
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*1968, to Mr David Masson<ref name=PEMasson>{{PE|17}}, p. 40</ref>
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*[[Ken Jackson 4 January 1968|4 January 1968, to Ken Jackson]]
 
*[[Ken Jackson 29 January 1968|29 January 1968, to Ken Jackson]]
 
*[[Ken Jackson 29 January 1968|29 January 1968, to Ken Jackson]]
 
*[[Mary Fairburn May 1968|May 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Mary Fairburn May 1968|May 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Clyde S. Kilby 4 June 1968|4 June 1968, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Clyde S. Kilby 4 June 1968|4 June 1968, to Clyde S. Kilby]]
 
*[[Ingrid Pridgeon August 1968|August 1968, to Ingrid Pridgeon]]
 
*[[Ingrid Pridgeon August 1968|August 1968, to Ingrid Pridgeon]]
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*[[Robert Havard 2 August 1968|2 August 1968, to Robert Havard]]
 
*[[Mary Fairburn 4 September 1968|4 September 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Mary Fairburn 4 September 1968|4 September 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Billy Callahan 29 September 1968|29 September 1968, to Billy Callahan]]
 
*[[Billy Callahan 29 September 1968|29 September 1968, to Billy Callahan]]
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*[[Niall Hoskin 16 October 1968|16 October 1968, to Niall Hoskin]]
 
*[[Niall Hoskin 16 October 1968|16 October 1968, to Niall Hoskin]]
 
*[[Mary Fairburn 4 November 1968|4 November 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
 
*[[Mary Fairburn 4 November 1968|4 November 1968, to Mary Fairburn]]
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*[[Amy Ronald 15 March 1969|15 March 1969, to Amy Ronald]]
 
*[[Amy Ronald 20 March 1969|20 March 1969, to Amy Ronald]]
 
*[[Amy Ronald 20 March 1969|20 March 1969, to Amy Ronald]]
 
*[[Mrs Mroczkowska 10 April 1969|10 April 1969, to Mrs Mroczkowska]]
 
*[[Mrs Mroczkowska 10 April 1969|10 April 1969, to Mrs Mroczkowska]]
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*[[Hilary Tolkien 1971|1971, to Hilary Tolkien]]
 
*[[Hilary Tolkien 1971|1971, to Hilary Tolkien]]
 
*[[Randy Trimmer 7 April 1971|7 April 1971, to Randy Trimmer]]
 
*[[Randy Trimmer 7 April 1971|7 April 1971, to Randy Trimmer]]
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*[["My dear Ladies" 10 June 1971|10 June 1071, to "My dear Ladies"]]
 
*[[Brian Miller 21 June 1971|21 June 1971, to Brian Miller]]
 
*[[Brian Miller 21 June 1971|21 June 1971, to Brian Miller]]
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*[[George and Moira Sayer 11 December 1971|11 December 1971, to George and Moira Sayer]]
 
*[[Eileen Elgar 24 December 1971|24 December 1971, to Eileen Elgar]]
 
*[[Eileen Elgar 24 December 1971|24 December 1971, to Eileen Elgar]]
 
*[[Joy Hill 26 December 1971|26 December 1971, to Joy Hill]]
 
*[[Joy Hill 26 December 1971|26 December 1971, to Joy Hill]]
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*[[Vera Chapman and the Tolkien Society 6 February 1972|6 February 1972, to Vera Chapman and the Tolkien Society]]
 
*[[Vera Chapman and the Tolkien Society 6 February 1972|6 February 1972, to Vera Chapman and the Tolkien Society]]
 
*[[Eva Heilborn 19 April 1972|19 April 1972, to Eva Heilborn]] (''per procurationem'')
 
*[[Eva Heilborn 19 April 1972|19 April 1972, to Eva Heilborn]] (''per procurationem'')
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*[[Mrs Robertson 28 April 1972|28 April 1972, to Mrs Robertson]]
 
*[[Letter 336|23 May 1972, to Sir Patrick Browne]] (letter 336)
 
*[[Letter 336|23 May 1972, to Sir Patrick Browne]] (letter 336)
 
*[[Robert Burchfield 11 June 1972|11 June 1972, to Robert Burchfield]]
 
*[[Robert Burchfield 11 June 1972|11 June 1972, to Robert Burchfield]]
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*[[James A.H. Murray 5 June 1973|5 June 1973, to James A.H. Murray]]
 
*[[James A.H. Murray 5 June 1973|5 June 1973, to James A.H. Murray]]
 
*[[Elena Jeronimides 14 June 1973|14 June 1973, to Elena Jeronimides]]
 
*[[Elena Jeronimides 14 June 1973|14 June 1973, to Elena Jeronimides]]
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*[[Bruce Charlton 14 June 1973|14 June 1973, to Bruce Charlton]] (''per procurationem'')
 
*[[Norman Power 8 July 1973|8 July 1973, to Canon Norman Power]]
 
*[[Norman Power 8 July 1973|8 July 1973, to Canon Norman Power]]
  
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===Wheelbarrows at Dawn===
 
===Wheelbarrows at Dawn===
  
Similarly to what was done in the ''[[Black and White Ogre Country|Black & White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien]]'', glimpses of the correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and his brother [[Hilary Tolkien|Hilary]] were supposed to be published in late 2010 in ''[[Wheelbarrows at Dawn|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).
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Similarly to what was done in the ''[[Black & White Ogre Country|Black & White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien]]'', glimpses of the correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and his brother [[Hilary Tolkien|Hilary]] were supposed to be published in late 2010 in ''[[Wheelbarrows at Dawn|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).
  
 
=== Correspondence between Tolkien and R.W. Burchfield ===
 
=== Correspondence between Tolkien and R.W. Burchfield ===
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{{blockquote|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.}}
 
{{blockquote|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.}}
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===Correspondence between Tolkien and Pablo Martínez del Río===
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[[José Manuel Ferrández Bru]] has noted that a collection of Tolkien's letters to [[Wikipedia:Martínez del Río|Pablo Martínez del Río]], whose younger cousins Tolkien took to vacation in Paris in [[1913]], has been donated to the [http://www.cehm.com.mx/BaseCatalogo/catalogo.htm 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.<ref>José Manuel Ferrández Bru, "'Wingless fluttering'": Some Personal Connections in Tolkien's Formative Years", in {{TS|8}}, pp. 63-4 (note 21)</ref>
  
 
===Correspondence between Tolkien and Sterling E. Lanier===
 
===Correspondence between Tolkien and Sterling E. Lanier===
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=== The Tea Towel Letter ===
 
=== 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."
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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."<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=Tea+Towel|articlename=Tea Towel|dated=17 September 2008|website=Guide|accessed=14 June 2013}}</ref>
 
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*'''External link:''' [http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=Tea+Towel ''Tea Towel'']
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== Hoaxes ==
 
== Hoaxes ==
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=== The Letters, Part II ===
 
=== 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 hoax.
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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.{{fact}}
  
 
=== Dr. Higgins and possible eBay frauds ===
 
=== Dr. Higgins and possible eBay frauds ===
  
The forum of the renowned website ''Tolkien Collector's Guide'' contains discussions (in which [[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] have taken part) on a circulation on eBay of possible fraud 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.  
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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 possible fraud 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.<ref>[http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=1160&forum=18&post_id=5605#forumpost5605 Another Tolkien eBay Letter] at [http://www.tolkienguide.com/ TolkienGuide.com] (accessed 29 November 2011)</ref>
 
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*[[Dr. Higgins 19??|19?? to Dr. Higgins]]
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Latest revision as of 11:14, 14 April 2014

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] 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).

[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:[4]

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.[5]

[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:[6]

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] Letters to The Society

A collection of Tolkien's letters to The Society is kept at the Bodleian Library.[7]

[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.[8]

[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."[9]

[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 possible fraud 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.[10]

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

[edit] 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. "Guard-book of miscellaneous items, 19th-20th cent." , Bodleian.ox.ac.uk (accessed 19 March 2012)
  5. 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)
  6. John D. Rateliff, "The New Arrivals (2nd of 2)" dated 08 July 2012, Sacnoth's Scriptorium (accessed 09 July 2012)
  7. "Catalogue of papers of The Society, University of Oxford" , Bodleian Library (accessed 16 January 2012)
  8. Tom Hogan, "Tolkien's time in 'Erin'" dated 17 March 2012, IrishTimes.com (accessed 19 March 2012)
  9. "Tea Towel" dated 17 September 2008, Tolkien Collector's Guide (accessed 14 June 2013)
  10. Another Tolkien eBay Letter at TolkienGuide.com (accessed 29 November 2011)