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Re: Dear Reverend Father
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No actually I did find the postcard in the envelope at a bookfair about 6 or 7 years ago...

And bought the letter about a year ago from the tolkienshop in Leiden.

I never thought to connect the two together, the one saying Referend Father, the other one Prof.

The envelope is small and the letter seems to only have one plee, like it had to sit in a larger envelope. But will look a bit closer this evening.

that would be a huge coincidence!

Posted on: 2008/10/24 5:15


Re: Tolkien Signature in Smith of Wootton Major
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Ahh... finally, a nice little signature in a Tolkien book. Yes, Beren, it looks lovely.

Posted on: 2008/10/24 5:05
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Beren, by chance did you acquire this letter from the same source as the Arthur Tolkien card you show in another post? Because I find it interesting that the envelope written by JRRT but now associated with the Arthur Tolkien card has a postmark with the same date -- 27 September 1936 -- as the letter to "Reverend Father". If this envelope and the letter in fact are meant to go together, then the letter is to the Reverend Professor Aurelius Pompen, Professor of English at the Catholic University of Nijmegen.

Wayne

Posted on: 2008/10/24 5:04


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Who indeed? At least you have it now!

Posted on: 2008/10/24 5:02
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Re: Arthur Tolkien signed postcard
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Ahh... we remember you telling of this unusual find before. Yes, very good Beren.

Posted on: 2008/10/24 5:01
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