Letter to Mr Burrows
- Description: Autograph letter, 1p., 16mo, n.p.
- Comments: Tolkien discusses the signing of a copy of The Hobbit, his change of address and recent health issues.
- Authenticity: High (included in Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology)
- 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.
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] 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