Letter to Donald A. Wollheim

From Tolkien Gateway
Wollheim 1966.jpg

On 10 February 1966, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Donald A. Wollheim, editor for Ace Books.[1]

  • Subject: The Ace Books controversy.[1][note 1]
  • Description: Autographed, (full signature & initialed) 1 page (front only) handwritten letter.[2]


Dear Mr. Wollheim,

I regret the delay in replying to your letter of Jan 27th. I have been away from home - I was am an advance victim of the influenza epidemic now widespread in this country. Thanks for your expressions of esteem,

Yours Sincerely
J.R.R. Tolkien.

Enclosed: two copies of the proposed agreement, signed. Also a copy of an 'agreed statement' which I will send out as soon as I hear that it is acceptable. JRRT.


  1. The background of this letter is given in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology (see pages 649-656, and especially the entry for 21 February 1966).