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Letter to Mr Burrows

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'''Mr Burrows 1 August 1969''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to a Mr Burrows, written on [[August 1]], [[1969]].
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'''Mr Burrows 1 August 1969''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to a Mr Burrows, written on [[1 August]], [[1969]].<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] & [[Christina Scull]], "[http://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/chronology.html Addenda and Corrigenda to ''The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology'']" at [http://www.hammondandscull.com/index.html HammondandScull.com] (accessed 29 November 2011)</ref>
  
*'''Description:''' Autograph letter, 1p., 16mo, n.p.
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*'''Subject:''' Tolkien discusses the signing of a copy of ''[[The Hobbit]]'', his change of address and recent health issues.<ref name=Bloom>[http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/detail/614/495.0 Lot 495] at [http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/ Bloomsburyauctions.com] (accessed 29 November 2011)</ref>
*'''Comments:''' Tolkien discusses the signing of a copy of ''[[The Hobbit]]'', his change of address and recent health issues.<ref>[http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/detail/614/495.0 Bloomsburyauctions.com], retrieved June 30, 2010</ref>
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*'''Description:''' Autograph letter, 1 page.<ref name=Bloom/>
*'''Authenticity:''' High (included in ''[http://mysite.verizon.net/wghammond/addenda/chronology.html Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology]'')
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*'''Publication:''' A description and photograph of the letter was included in ''[[Bloomsbury Modern First Editions, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters, English and Continental Literature and History 24 May 2007]]''.<ref>[http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=74200 Modern First Editions. 2007] at [http://www.tolkienbooks.net/ TolkienBooks.net] (accessed 29 November 2011)</ref>
*'''Publication:''' A description and photograph of the letter was included in ''[[Bloomsbury Modern First Editions, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters, English and Continental Literature and History 24 May 2007]]''.
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== Contents ==
 
== Contents ==
  
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Dear Mr Burrows,
 
Dear Mr Burrows,
  
 
Thank you for kind & appreciative letter. I return your 'Hobbit' cover signed.
 
Thank you for kind & appreciative letter. I return your 'Hobbit' cover signed.
  
You have not discovered my address: I left Oxford a year ago. I now live in 'retirement' &mdash;in an endeavour to preserve some time free from interruptions. All letters will be forwarded from the above [?] address. I have been unwell during July and this added to the forwarding G.B. P.Office must be my excuse for delay. Best wishes. Yours sincerely
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You have not discovered my address: I left Oxford a year ago. I now live in 'retirement' &mdash;in an endeavour to preserve some time free from interruptions. All letters will be forwarded from the <s>above</s> below address. I have been unwell during July and this added to the forwarding G.B. P.Office must be my excuse for delay. Best wishes. Yours sincerely
  
 
J.R.R. Tolkien
 
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Revision as of 19:42, 29 November 2011

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Mr Burrows 1 August 1969 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to a Mr Burrows, written on 1 August, 1969.[1]

Contents

Dear Mr Burrows,

Thank you for kind & appreciative letter. I return your 'Hobbit' cover signed.

You have not discovered my address: I left Oxford a year ago. I now live in 'retirement' —in an endeavour to preserve some time free from interruptions. All letters will be forwarded from the above below address. I have been unwell during July and this added to the forwarding G.B. P.Office must be my excuse for delay. Best wishes. Yours sincerely

J.R.R. Tolkien

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology" at HammondandScull.com (accessed 29 November 2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lot 495 at Bloomsburyauctions.com (accessed 29 November 2011)
  3. Modern First Editions. 2007 at TolkienBooks.net (accessed 29 November 2011)