Miss Perry 29 December 1961
- Contents: Replying to several letters from Perry, Tolkien explains the delay by not being able to remember addresses and that his papers are not in order. However, "recently I found someone willing to go through the confusion; and she had special orders to look out for certain addresses. Just before Christmas she unearthed yours". Tolkien also discusses his busy schedule and his doubts about a sequel to The Lord of the Rings, ending the letter with "forgive this gloomy note".
- Description: Handwritten letter, signed, Tolkien's Sandfield Road stationery.
- Publication: Quotes and a photograph appeared in Michael Silverman Catalogue Nine (p. 32 and pl. 8).