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Letter to Mr Earle

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Mr. Earle 12 April 1956 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to a Mr. Earle, written on 12 April 1956.[1][2]

  • Subject: Discussion of the sources of The Lord of the Rings, and the origin and pronunciation of the surname "Tolkien".[1][2]
  • Description: According to the records of the Marquette Unviersity, the letter was "offered for sale by DMK Books with The Lord of the Rings in 3 volumes, First Editions in dust jackets, George Allwen & Unwin, London 1954-1955".[2]
  • Publication: A description of the letter appeared in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 489
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "J.R.R. Tolkien Collection: Other Tolkien Writings, 1911-1976", (accessed 25 May 2013)