Robert E. Howard
In July 1964, L. Sprague de Camp had sent J.R.R. Tolkien a copy of his anthology Swords & Sorcery, which included Howard's short story "Shadows in the Moonlight". Tolkien sent a letter to de Camp in August 1964, expressing mixed opinions about the stories in the anthology. In February 1967, when de Camp and Alan E. Nourse visited Tolkien for an interview, he "indicated that he 'rather liked' Howard's Conan stories".
- Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 622
- L. Sprague de Camp, Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers, pp. 243-4
- Dale Nelson, "Howard, Robert E. (1906-36)", in J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia (Michael D.C. Drout, ed.), p.287
- Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 688