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Letter to Mr Burrows

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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]


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


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