This is a list of known Unpublished material by J.R.R. Tolkien. For a list of Tolkien's published writings, see Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
- Note 1: Entries which have no article of their own carry references, otherwise references are found under each article.
- Note 2: Material which is only rumoured (i.e., where no reference has been found in a reliable published source), questionable, disputed, or similiar, are enclosed with parentheses.
 Essays, Notes, and Lectures
- "The Beginnings of English Poetry" (talk to the Oxford High School for Girls)
- "Celts and Teutons"
- "The Chill Barbarians of the North"
- Concerning ... 'The Hoard'
- Critique of "Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweler"
- Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collection
- Diplomatarium Islandicum manuscripts
- Elvish time (partially published)
- Essay concerning Smith of Wootton Major (partially published)
- (Essay, written in response to seeing Pauline Baynes's depiction of various characters from The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien described each member of the Fellowship of the Ring and some other persons as he pictured them — an invaluable aid to any illustrator of his work. [Bodleian Library, Oxford: Dept. of Western Manuscripts, Mss Tolkien A61, fols. 1—31.])
- "Francis Thompson" - paper on Francis Thompson, presented to the Exeter College Essay Club. (partially published)
- The Goths
- "The History of the 'Our Father' in English"
- Manuscript notes in Dictionary in Englysshe and Welshe
- Note about the location of the Dúnedain ("In January of 2000, David Salo shared the following information on the Internet: 'There is a short but hardly legible note which Tolkien wrote for insertion into the story of Aragorn and Arwen (and which was not in the event used); it includes information about the location of the Dunedain. Because of the difficulty of the note, the information is not entirely clear, but it suggests that the Dunedain lived in woodlands between the Mitheithel and Bruinen. Source: microfilms at Marquette University, Series 3, Box 9, Folder 3.'")
- Notes in Tolkien's copies of:
- Notes on etymology of 'Lydney'
- Notes on James Joyce
- Númenórean religion
- Papers relating to "English and Welsh"
- Review (written ca. 1934-1935) of "the Devonshire volumes published by the English Place-Name Society in 1931 and 1932".
- Review notes for Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem
- "The Ulsterior Motive"
- "On the translation of poetry (partially published)
- The Bloodhound, the Chef, and the Suffragette
- Main article: Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"
 Linguistics (invented languages)
 Translations and editions
- ↑ This manuscript appears to be included with the published "Quenya Pronominal Elements" (cf. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Five Late Quenya Volitive Inscriptions" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 50).
- ↑ Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology", Hammond&Scull.com (accessed 19 May 2012)
- ↑ "Tolkien's Lecture Notes - publish or be damned!", The Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza: Forum (accessed 11 May 2014)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Douglas A. Anderson, (ed.), (2002) The Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Expanded Edition, p. 205
- ↑ Michael Martinez, "Forum post" dated 7 July 2004, minastirith.com (accessed 16 April 2017)
- ↑ Pieter Collier, "#001343 - The New Testament in the Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien", Tolkien Library (accessed 14 December 2013)
- ↑ Dimitra Fimi, Post at The Tolkien Society page, dated 17 May 2013 at Facebook (accessed 17 May 2013)
Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 172
- ↑ Humphrey Carpenter, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, p. 67
Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 842
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3
Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 843
Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 848
Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 850
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 14
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets", in Parma Eldalamberon XVI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden), pp. 96-7
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Three" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 14
- ↑ Carl Hostetter, "reply to: Khuzdul - mostly to Aelfwine/Carl Hostetter" dated 26 November 2004, The Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza: Forum (accessed 17 April 2017)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 44
- ↑ "Babel: Adventures in Translation", bodleian.ox.ac.uk (accessed 30 January 2019)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "The 'Túrin Wrapper'" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 50, March 2013, p. 21
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Qenya Alphabet", in Parma Eldalamberon XX (edited by Arden R. Smith), p. 5
- ↑ Patrick Wynne, "In a Hole in the Ground There Lived a Marbit: A Brief Report on ELFCon III", in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 27, January 1993, pp. 5-6
- ↑ Alison Flood, "Tolkien's annotated map of Middle-earth discovered inside copy of Lord of the Rings" dated 23 October 2015, theguardian.com (accessed 24 October 2015)
Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, pp. 207-8
- ↑ "Tolkien: "Sales are not very great"" dated 16 October 2012, University of Leeds (accessed 21 October 2012)
- ↑ Nathalie Kotowski, "Letter to the Editor", in Vinyar Tengwar 23 (1992), p. 16
- ↑ Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, "The ‘Father Christmas’ Letters (comments section)" dated 21 November 2012, Hammond&Scull.com (accessed 24 March 2013)
- ↑ Michael D.C. Drout, "J.R.R. Tolkien's Beowulf Translation" dated 26 May 2014, Wormtalk and Slugspeak (accessed 30 May 2014)
- ↑ Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 847
- ↑ Beregond, Anders Stenström, "Tolkienseminariet 23 oktober 2014" dated 19 October 2015, tolkienseminariet.wordpress.com (accessed 19 October 2015)