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Letter to Rosfrith Murray

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On 14 December 1967, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Rosfrith Murray.[1]

  • Subject: Christmas greetings. Tolkien encloses a signed copy of Smith of Wootton Major, first American edition.
  • Description: 2 pages, 16mo, signed.[2]

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"This is the American edition (better than ours, though I do not think much of the photograph[)]". Before signing himself "Yrs. affectionately Ronald", the author states "...I remember you ... in prayers."[2]


  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 713
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pieter Collier, "#DSC003 - Smith of Wooton Major - Signed by J.R.R. Tolkien on half title page - with author letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Rosfrith Murray", Tolkien Library (accessed 21 May 2012)