Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

wellinghall
14 minutes ago

Trotter
1 hour 1 minute ago

Laurin666
1 hour 8 minutes ago

Deagol
1 hour 35 minutes ago

Urulöké
1 hour 49 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
2 hours 23 minutes ago

Findegil
4 hours 59 minutes ago

Stu
12 hours 3 minutes ago
Report message: *
 
* = Required

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