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Letter to Roger Verhulst (8 April 1966)

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*'''Contents:''' Tolkien objects (and declines) to participate in the Eerdmans’ book project. The letter also mentions the Charles Williams book project and Charles Williams’ wife. Tolkien talkes about The Silmarillion, mentioning C.S. Lewis is one of the few people who has read parts of the manuscript and that the chief obstacle to its publication is the mass of Tolkien's correspondence.<ref>[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/CLP0125.htm Lot of correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and Roger Verhulst] at [[Tolkien Library]] (accessed 31 October 2010)</ref>
 
*'''Contents:''' Tolkien objects (and declines) to participate in the Eerdmans’ book project. The letter also mentions the Charles Williams book project and Charles Williams’ wife. Tolkien talkes about The Silmarillion, mentioning C.S. Lewis is one of the few people who has read parts of the manuscript and that the chief obstacle to its publication is the mass of Tolkien's correspondence.<ref>[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/CLP0125.htm Lot of correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and Roger Verhulst] at [[Tolkien Library]] (accessed 31 October 2010)</ref>
 
*'''Authenticity:''' High
 
*'''Authenticity:''' High
*'''Publication:''' Quotes from the letter have been provided in ''[[Tolkien and The Silmarillion]]'' and in ''[[W.H. Auden: A Legacy]]''.
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*'''Publication:''' Quotes from the letter have been provided in ''[[Tolkien and The Silmarillion]]'' and in ''[[W.H. Auden: A Legacy]]''. A description of the letter has appeared in the catalogue ''Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 28 November 2011'' (lot 258).
 
*'''Description:''' One page, 76 Sandfield Road, dictated by Tolkien and signed by Phyllis M. Jenkinson (Tolkien's assistant)
 
*'''Description:''' One page, 76 Sandfield Road, dictated by Tolkien and signed by Phyllis M. Jenkinson (Tolkien's assistant)
  
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Revision as of 19:52, 22 November 2011

Roger Verhulst 8 April 1966 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Roger Verhulst, written on April 8, 1966.[1]

  • Contents: Tolkien objects (and declines) to participate in the Eerdmans’ book project. The letter also mentions the Charles Williams book project and Charles Williams’ wife. Tolkien talkes about The Silmarillion, mentioning C.S. Lewis is one of the few people who has read parts of the manuscript and that the chief obstacle to its publication is the mass of Tolkien's correspondence.[2]
  • Authenticity: High
  • Publication: Quotes from the letter have been provided in Tolkien and The Silmarillion and in W.H. Auden: A Legacy. A description of the letter has appeared in the catalogue Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 28 November 2011 (lot 258).
  • Description: One page, 76 Sandfield Road, dictated by Tolkien and signed by Phyllis M. Jenkinson (Tolkien's assistant)

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References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology, p. 662
  2. Lot of correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and Roger Verhulst at Tolkien Library (accessed 31 October 2010)