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Letter to Mr Capan

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On 16 December 1955, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Mr Capan.[1]

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Dear Mr. Capan,

Thank you very much for the pleasure and honour of your invitation to visit the Cambridge University English Club. I am afraid, however, that I must decline with regret. It's difficult for me to get to Cambridge in term-time, especially in the middle of the week, and I simply have not the time for the composition of any paper or address worthy of your notice and hospitality.

Yours Sincerely,

J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 482
  2. Lot1373 (2005) at Robertedwardauctions (accessed 02 April 2014)