Talk:The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

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Latest comment: 8 January by Hyarion in topic Listing Letters?

Listing Letters?

Obviously it would be illegal to list out all the contents of the letters by J.R.R. Tolkien, but what about listing something like:

No. 50 to Mr. Smith - Discusses Balrog wings (fictitious example)

Maybe it's not the most efficicent method but I'm just trying to think of a way to utilize the letters somehow for better searching. --Hyarion 14:10, 14 March 2006 (EST)

What about linking to The FAQ-like Guide to The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien? Or, as alternative, ye good ol' copy 'n' paste jobbe! --Earendilyon 16:10, 14 March 2006 (EST)
Copy and paste? Outrageous! Hm, that link is kind of the opposite of what I was thinking. For example Balrogs could have a link at the bottom of the article to Balrog wings or something. There really isn't need for a FAQ as it would be infinite in length, however that is something I have in the back of my head. What I was thinking is kind of the inverse of your link, to list the letters (including those that are not published in the book) with a subject of the letter and maybe links to quotes from it or something. Now that I think about it I guess we could have articles like "Letter #5" which quotes the important parts of letter 5 along with other information. *shrugs* We can put this on the back-burner for now. --Hyarion 18:34, 14 March 2006 (EST)
Is the end goal to have a page for every letter? --Aragorn II
Yep! --Hyarion (talk) 12:59, 8 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]