Letter to Ken Jackson (4 January 1968)

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On 4 January 1968, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Ken Jackson.[1][2], that was a biology master at New College School.

  • Subject: In 1967, Humphrey Carpenter produced a stage adaptation of The Hobbit. Tolkien provided autographs for the actors but had neglected the technical crew. In response to this situation, Tolkien wrote a letter to the technical director enclosing "some stick-in autographs" and apologises to "the back-room boys of the drama" noting their "necessary, indeed very important, functions". He explains that his eldest son "used to perform the same functions at his school".[2]
  • Descrition: Handwritten, two pages, on blindstamped headed paper.[2]
  • Publication: The letter is described in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology.[1]

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