Letter to Eva Heilborn

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On 19 April 1972, J.R.R. Tolkien sent a per procurationem letter to Eva Heilborn, a Swedish reader.[1]

  • Subject: Reply to letter of appreciation from Heilborn. Apologies for not being able to offer a longer reply.
  • Description: Type-written letter (1 page). Page size: 22.5 x 15.5 cm.
  • Publication: None (catalogue from the auction firm Bukowskis?).

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Dear Miss Heilborn,

Thank you very, very much for your long letter. I was glad to hear that you enjoyed my books so much. I agree with you about illustrations; it is far better to use one's imagination, as you clearly have done.

I am very busy at the moment as I am moving house, so I hope you will excuse me if I write only a short letter to you.

Again, thank you for your appreciation and I hope that you will continue to get so much enjoyment out of Aragorn, Gandalf, and all the others!

Yours sincerely,
pp. J.R.R. Tolkien