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Letter to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski (17 November 1957)

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On 17 November 1957, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski.[1][2]

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17 November 1957 My dear Mroczkowski,
My wife and I are very gratified for your invitation [from] you and your wife. It would, of course, but for the thought of the trouble we should be giving, be far more pleasant to have lunch chez vous.
I am dreadfully sorry that we cannot manage this Tuesday; but I do hope that you will find a chance to ask us again! (If I go to America at all, I will not be until the middle of March at the earliest). This is a very crowded week, and my wife is unfortunately not able to do many things (pleasant or otherwise) in succession. Tuesday is quite a good day usually.
I do not understand your use of 'bold'! It is extraordinarily kind of you both to bother about us. We are quite unimportant people. And I do hope that as I have been bold enough to address you as a colleague without title you will please do the same to me.[2]

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