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Letter to Mr Lancashire

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On 3 December 1965, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Mr Lancashire.

  • Contents: Tolkien expresses his gratitude for the letter.
  • Description: Preprinted/typewritten form letter (1 page) signed by "J.R.R. Tolkien" with handwritten "I much regret that I have no time for a longer answer"
  • Publication: None. The letter was showed in the documentary "J.R.R. Tolkien The Origins of the Ring".

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Dear Mr. Lancashire,

Thank you very much for your kind letter. I am always pleased to hear from people who have read and enjoyed my books. I hope they will continue to give you pleasure.
Yours sincerely,
J. R. R. Tolkien

P.S. I much regret that I have no time for a longer answer.