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Letter to Nancy Smith (30 May 1966)

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'''Nancy Smith 30 May 1966''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to [[Nancy Smith]], written [[May 30]], [[1966]] in Oxford.
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'''Nancy Smith 30 May 1966''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to [[Nancy Smith]], written [[30 May|May 30]], [[1966]] in Oxford.
  
*'''Contents:''' In the letter Tolkien briefly discusses Ford Maddox Ford and the article in ''Diplomat'' magazine ("[[Tolkien on Tolkien]]").<ref>''An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography'' at Tolkienbooks.net</ref>
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*'''Contents:''' In the letter Tolkien briefly discusses Ford Madox Ford and the article in ''Diplomat'' magazine.<ref>''An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography'' at Tolkienbooks.net</ref>
 
*'''Description:''' Typed letter signed ("J.R.R. Tolkien"). One page, 4to, on embossed stationery.<ref>[http://www.christies.com/Lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=3918798&sid=0838a161-adc2-45f8-aba4-94096c9b69de Christies.com], as of May 28, 2010</ref>
 
*'''Description:''' Typed letter signed ("J.R.R. Tolkien"). One page, 4to, on embossed stationery.<ref>[http://www.christies.com/Lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=3918798&sid=0838a161-adc2-45f8-aba4-94096c9b69de Christies.com], as of May 28, 2010</ref>
 
*'''Authenticity:''' High (from the property of Nancy R. Smith)
 
*'''Authenticity:''' High (from the property of Nancy R. Smith)
*'''Publication:''' ''[[Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 24 May 2002]]''
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*'''Publication:''' Reproduced in full in ''[[Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 24 May 2002]]''.
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==Excerpts==
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Smith had written to Tolkien asking for .... Tolkien responds with a critique of Ford Madox Ford: "I never in fact met Ford Madox Ford, nor, until quite recently, had I ever read a line that he wrote. I must admit that I am too much engaged with my own construction to be fair to other authors, but towards Ford Madox Ford I felt a quite exceptional distaste."
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
  
*[http://www.christies.com/Lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=3918798&sid=0838a161-adc2-45f8-aba4-94096c9b69de Lot on Christie's]
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*[http://www.christies.com/Lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=3918798&sid=0838a161-adc2-45f8-aba4-94096c9b69de Lot 411 on Christie's]
  
 
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Revision as of 23:00, 21 June 2011

Nancy Smith 30 May 1966 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Nancy Smith, written May 30, 1966 in Oxford.

  • Contents: In the letter Tolkien briefly discusses Ford Madox Ford and the article in Diplomat magazine.[1]
  • Description: Typed letter signed ("J.R.R. Tolkien"). One page, 4to, on embossed stationery.[2]
  • Authenticity: High (from the property of Nancy R. Smith)
  • Publication: Reproduced in full in Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 24 May 2002.

Excerpts

Smith had written to Tolkien asking for .... Tolkien responds with a critique of Ford Madox Ford: "I never in fact met Ford Madox Ford, nor, until quite recently, had I ever read a line that he wrote. I must admit that I am too much engaged with my own construction to be fair to other authors, but towards Ford Madox Ford I felt a quite exceptional distaste."

External links

References

  1. An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography at Tolkienbooks.net
  2. Christies.com, as of May 28, 2010