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Re: Dear Reverend Father
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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.

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Posted on: 2008/10/24 5:04


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Who indeed? At least you have it now!

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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.

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Re: Photograph of Exeter College from 1914
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Keep your curiousity to yourself

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Tolkien Signature in Smith of Wootton Major
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Here is a fine signature by Tolkien in a first impression of Smith of Wootton Major. Except for the fact that it was purchased in the Oxfam bookstore (at the corner next to Bird & Baby) I have no further info on this item.

So what do you think of the signature? Looks very good to me! Even has a mark of ink on opposite page (closed the book too soon when ink was still wet).

How does a book like this end up in an oxfam shop in Oxford? And how come they did not notice the signature? Did only cost some pence!

Posted on: 2008/10/24 2:47



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