Index:Manuscripts by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Index:Manuscripts by J.R.R. Tolkien is a chronological list of J.R.R. Tolkien's writings related to Arda (including linguistic writings).

The Voyage of Eärendel the Evening Starc. 1914The Book of Lost Tales Part Two
Qenya Lexiconc. 1915Parma Eldalamberon #12
Habbanan beneath the Stars1915/1916The Book of Lost Tales Part One
Narqelion1915/1916Vinyar Tengwar #12, pp. 16-17, VT #40, pp. 5-32
Comparison of Adjectivesafter 1915Tyalië Tyelelliéva #16, pp. 23-8
An Evening in Tavrobel1916 or 1917Leeds University Verse 1914-24
The Names of the Valar?before 1917Parma Eldalamberon #14, pp. 12-15
Otsan and Kainendan?before 1917Parma Eldalamberon #14, p. 23
Matar and Tulir?before 1917Parma Eldalamberon #14, pp. 21-2
The Qenya Verb Forms?before 1917Parma Eldalamberon #14, pp. 28-34
Gnomish Lexiconc. 1917Parma Eldalamberon #11
Goldogrim Pronominal Prefixesc. 1917Parma Eldalamberon #13, p. 97
The Creatures of the Earthc. 1918-1920[1]:6Parma Eldalamberon #14, pp. 9-10
Rúmilian Document (Rúmil script)c. June 1919Vinyar Tengwar #37, pp. 15-23
Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets1920sParma Eldalamberon #16, #18
Early Noldorin Grammarc. 1920-1925Parma Eldalamberon #13, pp. 119-32
The Valmaric Scriptc. 1922-1925[1]:89Parma Eldalamberon #14, pp. 98-134
Early Qenya Grammarc. 1923[2]Parma Eldalamberon #14
The Entu Declensionc. 1924-1929Vinyar Tengwar #36, pp. 8-29
Qenya Grammar Fragmentc. 1924-1929Elfling Digest nr 34, 14 May 2000 (Édouard Kloczko)[3]
Arctic Sentence1929Letters from Father Christmas
Elvish Song in Rivendellearly 1930sThe Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Expanded Edition
Oilima Markirya 1before 1931A Secret Vice, pp. 220-21
Oilima Markirya 2before 1931A Secret Vice, pp. 213-14
Nieninquebefore 1931A Secret Vice, p. 215
Earendelbefore 1931A Secret Vice, p. 216
Nebrachar (Poem)before 1931A Secret Vice, p. 217
Declension of Nounsca. 1931Parma Eldalamberon #21
Fragments of a grammar of "Nala Lambe"early- to mid-1930s[4]Lambengolmor mailing list
Qenya Declensionsmid-1930sParma Eldalamberon #21
Bodleian Declensionsc. 1936Vinyar Tengwar #28, pp. 9-30
Primitive Quendian Structure: Final Consonants1936Parma Eldalamberon #21
Koivienéni Sentencec. 1937-41[2]Vinyar Tengwar #14, pp. 5-20
Two Trees Sentencec. 1937Vinyar Tengwar #27, pp. 7-42
Koivienéni Manuscriptc. 1937Vinyar Tengwar #27, pp. 7-42
The Lost Road1937The Lost Road and Other Writings
The Etymologiesc. 1937The Lost Road and Other Writings
Merin Sentencec. 1937?Tyalië Tyelelliéva #14, p. 32-35
Notes for Qenya Declensionsearly 1940sParma Eldalamberon #21
King's Letterc. 1950Sauron Defeated, pp. 128-9
Túrin Wrapperprobably early 1950sVinyar Tengwar #50
Common Eldarin: Noun Structureca. 1951Parma Eldalamberon #21
Nounsc. 1951-1952[5]Parma Eldalamberon #21
Dangweth Pengoloðc. 1951-1959The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 395-402
Of Lembasc. 1951-1959The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 403-5
Átaremma versions I-VIc. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #43, pp. 4-26
Aia María versions I-IVc. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #43, pp. 26-36
Alcar i Atarenc. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #43, pp. 36-8
Ortírielyannac. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #44, pp. 5-11
Litany of Loreto in Quenyac. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #44, pp. 11-20
Alcar mi Tarmenel na Erunc. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #44, pp. 31-8
Ae Adar Nínc. 1951-1959Vinyar Tengwar #44, pp. 21-30
New Tengwar Inscription1954Vinyar Tengwar #21, p. 6
Liége Tengwar Inscription1954Vinyar Tengwar #23, p. 16
The Converse of Manwë with Eruc. 1959La Feuille de la Compagnie 3
Words, Phrases and Passages in various tongues in The Lord of the Rings1950s, late & 1960s, earlyParma Eldalamberon #17
Ósanwe-kenta1959-1960Vinyar Tengwar #39
Etymological Notes - Ósanwe-kenta1959-1960Vinyar Tengwar #41, PP. 5-6
Quendi and Eldar1959-1960The War of the Jewels, pp. 359-424
Re-incarnation of Elves. The Númenórean Catastrophe & End of ‘Physical’ Arda1959-1966La Feuille de la Compagnie 3
Kinship of the Half-elven?March 1964Beyond Bree May 1985, Beyond Bree June 1985
Once upon a Time?1965Winter's Tales for Children 1
The Plotz Declension1966/1967Beyond Bree, March 1989; Vinyar Tengwar #6, p. 14
Nomenclature of The Lord of the Ringsca. 1967[6]The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings1968 or later[6]Vinyar Tengwar #47, #48, #49
The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondormid-1969 or later[2]Vinyar Tengwar #42, pp. 5-31
The Shibboleth of Fëanorc. 1968The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 331-66
From The Shibboleth of Fëanorc. 1968Vinyar Tengwar #41, pp. 7-10
Fate and Free Willafter January 1968Tolkien Studies: Volume 6
Quenya Dedication1968Elfling message 14958, 11 May 2002 (Helge Fauskanger)
Notes on Órec. 1968Vinyar Tengwar #41, pp. 11-9
Of Dwarves and Menc. 1969The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 293-330
The Problem of Ros1968-1969The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 367-76
Essay on negation in Quenyac. 1970Vinyar Tengwar #42, p. 33-34
Glorfindelc. 1972The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 377-84
Círdanc. 1972The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 385-7
The Five Wizardsc. 1972The Peoples of Middle-earth, pp. 384-5
Some notes on ‘rebirth’, reincarnation by restoration among Elves. With a note on the Dwarvesc. 1972La Feuille de la Compagnie 3
The Complaint of Mîm the Dwarf(unknown year)Das erste Jahrzehnt 1977–1987: Ein Almanach

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script", in Parma Eldalamberon XIV (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 13
  3. Ryszard Derdziński, "Tolkien's Linguistic Writings and Drafts" at (accessed 10 November 2011)
  4. Carl F. Hostetter, Patrick H. Wynne, "Fragments of a grammar of "Nala Lambe"" dated 7 January 2012, Lambengolmor List (accessed 20 June 2022)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenya Noun Structure", in Parma Eldalamberon XXI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Patrick H. Wynne and Arden R. Smith), p. xvi
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 28