Donald A. Wollheim 20 February 1966
- Authenticity: High
- Publication: A transcription of the letter is found on the web site The Tolkien Bookshelf, where the letter is offered for sale.
- Note: The background of this letter is given in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology (see pages 649-656, and especially the entry for 21 February 1966).
Dear Mr. Wollheim, I regret the delay in replying to your letter of Jan 27th. I have been away from home - I was am an advance victim of the influenza epidemic now widespread in this country. Thanks for your expressions of esteem, Yours Sincerely J.R.R. Tolkien.
Enclosed: two copies of the proposed agreement, signed. Also a copy of an 'agreed statement' which I will send out as soon as I hear that it is acceptable. JRRT.