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Talk:Letter to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski (17 November 1957)

Discussion page of Letter to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski (17 November 1957)
Latest comment: 31 July 2023 by MallornTea in topic Date
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Why the text says 19 while Hammond & Scull, the description, and article title, says 17? Sage (talk) 08:58, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The handwritten date in the photo of the letter certainly looks like 19. However, note that 19 November 1957 was a Tuesday, and the letter appears to have been written before Tuesday. (If it was written on a Tuesday, I would expect it to say either "today" or "next Tuesday," not "this Tuesday.") --Pachyderminator 21:00, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree. You can also look at how Tolkien writes his 7's and 9's in some of his other letters as further evidence it's intended to be a 7. Hyarion (talk) 00:28, 31 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's completely on me. I transcribed it without checking what the article already said. My bad, sorry. MallornTea (talk) 23:14, 31 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]