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Letter to Roger Verhulst (9 March 1966)

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'''Roger Verhulst 9 March 1966''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to [[Roger Verhulst]], written on [[9 March|March 9]], [[1966]].<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>
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'''Roger Verhulst 9 March 1966''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to [[Roger Verhulst]], written on [[9 March]] [[1966]].<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 replies to Mr. Verhulst at Eerdmans, with some remarks concerning his relationship with [[Charles Williams]], but presumably declining to comment on Mary Shideler's book ''Charles Williams in Christian Perspective''. He explains that although he owes a debt of gratitude to [[W.H. Auden]], he does not think that Auden knows him well enough to write a book about him.<ref name=Hammond>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (2006), ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'', p. 658</ref>
 
*'''Contents:''' Tolkien replies to Mr. Verhulst at Eerdmans, with some remarks concerning his relationship with [[Charles Williams]], but presumably declining to comment on Mary Shideler's book ''Charles Williams in Christian Perspective''. He explains that although he owes a debt of gratitude to [[W.H. Auden]], he does not think that Auden knows him well enough to write a book about him.<ref name=Hammond>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (2006), ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'', p. 658</ref>
 
*'''Authenticity:''' High
 
*'''Authenticity:''' High
*'''Publication:''' Quotes from the letter have been provided in ''[[Tolkien and The Silmarillion]]''. The letter is also quoted 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 257).
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*'''Publication:''' Quotes from the letter have been provided in ''[[Tolkien and The Silmarillion]]''. The letter is also quoted in ''[[W.H. Auden: A Legacy]]''. A description of the letter has appeared in the catalogues ''Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 28 November 2011'' (lot 257) and ''[[Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 19 June 2012]]''.
 
*'''Description:''' Three pages, 76 Sandfield Road, Oxford letterhead. Signed by J.R.R. Tolkien.
 
*'''Description:''' Three pages, 76 Sandfield Road, Oxford letterhead. Signed by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  
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Roger Verhulst 9 March 1966 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Roger Verhulst, written on 9 March 1966.[1]

  • Contents: Tolkien replies to Mr. Verhulst at Eerdmans, with some remarks concerning his relationship with Charles Williams, but presumably declining to comment on Mary Shideler's book Charles Williams in Christian Perspective. He explains that although he owes a debt of gratitude to W.H. Auden, he does not think that Auden knows him well enough to write a book about him.[2]
  • Authenticity: High
  • Publication: Quotes from the letter have been provided in Tolkien and The Silmarillion. The letter is also quoted in W.H. Auden: A Legacy. A description of the letter has appeared in the catalogues Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 28 November 2011 (lot 257) and Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 19 June 2012.
  • Description: Three pages, 76 Sandfield Road, Oxford letterhead. Signed by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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References

  1. Lot of correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and Roger Verhulst at Tolkien Library (accessed 31 October 2010)
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology, p. 658