Mr Burrows 1 August 1969
- Subject: Tolkien discusses the signing of a copy of The Hobbit, his change of address and recent health issues.
- Description: Autograph letter, 1 page.
- 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 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
- ↑ 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)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Lot 495 at Bloomsburyauctions.com (accessed 29 November 2011)
- ↑ Modern First Editions. 2007 at TolkienBooks.net (accessed 29 November 2011)