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Letter to Kenneth I. Rasmussen, Jr.

Kenneth I. Rasmussen, Jr. 12 October 1966.jpg

On 12 October 1966, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Kenneth I. Rasmussen, Jr.[1]

  • Subject: A stock reply to a letter of appreciation, to which Tolkien added: "If you use one of the modern steel bows, you should be developing a good torso!".
  • Publication: None.


  1. Pieter Collier, "Something to celebrate: 30 years The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien" dated 21 January 2011, Tolkien Library (accessed 17 July 2012)