|Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books|
Subject: Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
by Findegil on 2010/2/7 9:09:37
When did Tolkien first get a secretary to answer his mail, I always thought it was 1965 which is the year after this letter?
You may be thinking of Joy Hill, who began to help Tolkien with his fan mail by mid-1965. Christopher Tolkien has assumed that his father obtained a secretary circa December 1957. The earliest mention we have seen of Tolkien having a secretary is in a letter to Rayner Unwin of 24 February 1959. (See our Chronology, pp. 799-800.)
Wayne & Christina