Letters to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski (1958)
(New page: '''Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 1958''' refers to two letters from J.R.R. Tolkien to Professor Przemyslaw Mroczkowski, both w...)
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- Authenticity: High (provenance: by descent from the recipient; also included in Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology)
- Publication: A description of the letters was included in Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 1 June 2009.
[Description and excerpt:] "In 1958 [Tolkien] broaches a 'difficult matter', offering his friend financial support, in the form of £30, writing a few days later to express his pleasure that 'you will allow me to share a little of the proceeds of The Lord of the Rings. Specially since I guess it to be an answer to prayer, for on the way from church on Sunday I had a sudden clear intuition that you were worried and in difficulties'."