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Letter to R.W. Chambers

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On 21 December 1933, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to R.W. Chambers. Either with the letter or separately, Tolkien also sends Chambers a manuscript version of his poem Doworst.[1]

  • Subject: Christmas greetings.
  • Description: 1 page, handwritten.[2]
  • Publication: A transcript of the letter was published in the Monash Review, Nr. 3 (1975).


My Dear Chambers,

Thank you for your note. I am sorry you are — or were — unwell. My very best wishes for a happy feast and for all blessings in 1934.

Yrs very sincerely,
J.R.R. Tolkien

I send you - it may possibly amuse you — a report on last year's Examinations in Oxford: held by myself, Wrenn, Brett-Smith & C.S. Lewis (whose Pilgrim's Regress you may have read). The howlers are genuine except the nonsense about Percy S.


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