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Re: Michael Tolkien Books
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Michael tends to write in his book the name of who gave it to him (in the MHRT book that I have, he wrote it was from Daddy), so I think he did the monogram and it represents Christopher.

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Re: Michael Tolkien Books
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Thanks for comments guys. It still doesn't seem clear who Michael acquired this from. Yes, Trotter, I've seen all the Michael copies that had from Father, formerly the property of my father Professor J. R. R. Tolkien, from Daddy etc. And, if this was from a family member, it is usually clearer.

I've had a look at all of the notes in more detail. I post the full images here. Two are too large to post unfortunately.

Although they were all sitting in the back of Beowulf by Wyatt & Chambers (Cambridge University Press 1933) [Acquired by MHRT June 1960] --the longest of the notes ('Origin') clearly draws on information (in Chapt. III) from Beowulf: An Introduction by Chambers (Cambridge University Press, 2nd Ed. 1932) [Acquired by MHRT December 1960], the copy marked as from, possibly, Christopher. The two books have obviously lived together for a while, & I'll ask the seller if they know anything surrounding their history.

Interesting to think they might have been written by one of the Tolkien family. All the same, still interesting, even if nobody of note.

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Re: Michael Tolkien Books
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Nah, I can't get the other two images to upload. You get the idea...

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