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Letters to Jerome W. Archer

On 5 August 1957, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote two letters to Jerome W. Archer, Director of Libraries at Marquette University.[1][2]

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Continuous over-work since 1951 has begun to tell on me; and I am feeling rather exhausted. I have recently been ill; and I am obliged to cancel plans travel this vacation. [...] Leave of absence will, however, I hope, enable me to clear off before next spring some of the things that are now harassing me; and I am now making preliminary plans for the use of the time, and am trying to fix some dates.
J.R.R. Tolkien, Second letter to Jerome W. Archer (5 August 1957)

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 509
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "J.R.R. Tolkien Collection: Other Tolkien Writings, 1911-1976" , Marquette.edu (accessed 25 May 2013)