|Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books|
Subject: Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
by Findegil on 2010/2/12 20:47:06
I enclose a merely secretarial letter. I am obliged to leave a large part of the letters to a part-time secretary; but I always re-read them before sending any reply
Meaning, we suppose, that he dictated some of his letters to a secretary (which he is known to have done), she typed them, and before posting he read them, as well as re-read the letters to which he was replying. This gave him the opportunity to add handwritten notes below the typewritten part.
Wayne & Christina