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The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide - Chronology (2017)

by Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond


9780008214517

The Chronology traces J.R.R. Tolkien's progress from his birth in South Africa in 1892, to the battlefields of France and the lecture-halls of Leeds and Oxford, to his success as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, until his death in 1973.

See also: Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide Revised and Enlarged Edition (2017) Vol. 1: Chronology

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References
Letter from Rob Gilson to J.R.R. Tolkien • 4 October 1911 (#995), https://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/chronology2.html (entry for 18 May 1912).
Carpenter #163: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to W. H. Auden • 7 June 1955 (#476), p. 3 (see Christmas 1894), p. 5 (see 1896-1899), p. 6 (see 1898-1899), p. 35, p. 58 (see entry for 15 March 1914), p. 118-9 (entry for 10 March 1920), p. 481, p. 818 (see entry for 1898-1899)
Carpenter #165: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Houghton Mifflin Co. • 30 June 1955 (#478), p. 5 (entry for 1896-1899), p. 478 (?May 1955 entry for letter to Harvey Breit), p. 484 (entry for 30 June 1955), p. 818 (see entry for 1898-1899)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Christopher Wiseman • 16 November 1914 (#1110), p. 7 (see entry for Mid-October 1899), 63. (The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.)
Carpenter #16: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Michael Tolkien • 3 October 1937 (#16), pp. 16-17, p. 26 (see entry for 5 November 1910), p. 216
Carpenter #272: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Zillah Sherring • 20 July 1965 (#646), pp. 17 (entry for '1908 or 1909'), 23 (inscription), 671
See p. 25 (November 1910)
p. 28
Letter from Christopher Wiseman to J.R.R. Tolkien • 21 January 1912 (#1114), pp. 37-8 (summary) (The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Edith Bratt • 3 January 1913 (#44), p. 42 (see entries for 3 January and 8 January)
Carpenter #318: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Neil Ker • 22 November 1970 (#413), pp. 45 (see entry for End of Hilary Term or beginning of Trinity Term 1913), 47 (see entry for Trinity Term 1913), 789
Letter from Rob Gilson to J.R.R. Tolkien • 27 April 1913 (#1138), pp. 45 (see entries for 7 April and 17 April 1913), 48
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mr. Killion • 13 August 1913 (#43), pp. 50-2 (read from ?Late July 1913 - 30 August-1 September 1913)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mr. Killion • 15 August 1913 (#1104), pp. 50-52 (read from ?Late July 1913 - 30 August-1 September 1913)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mr. Killion • 17 August 1913 (#1105), pp. 50-52 (read from ?Late July 1913 - 30 August-1 September 1913)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mr. Killion • 18 August 1913 (#1106), pp. 50-52 (read from ?Late July 1913 - 30 August-1 September 1913)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mr. Killion • 20 August 1913 (#1107), pp. 50-52 (read from ?Late July 1913 - 30 August-1 September 1913)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mr. Killion • 23 August 1913 (#1108), pp. 50-52 (read from ?Late July 1913 - 30 August-1 September 1913)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Edith Bratt • 10 August 1913 (#1147), p. 51 (top of page at end of entry for 31 July-12 August 1913)
p. 55
Letter from Christopher Wiseman to J.R.R. Tolkien • 16 November 1914 (#1111), pp. 63-4. (The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.)
Carpenter #5: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to G. B. Smith • 12 August 1916 (#5), pp. 65, 94-5. (The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to G.B. Smith • ?10-15 March (#1206), p. 68 (see '?15 (possibly, less likely, 22) March 1915')
p. 78, see entry for '13-14 July 1915'
Letter from Christopher Wiseman to J.R.R. Tolkien • 26 July 1915 (#1280), p. 79, 80 (see entry for ?Mid-late August 1915).
Carpenter #3: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Edith Bratt • 26 November 1915 (#3), pp. 82-3. (The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.)
Letter from Geoffrey B. Smith to J.R.R. Tolkien • February 3, 1916 (#1112), pp. 84-5 (The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dora Owen • 19 January - 2 February 1916 (#1309), p. 84 (entries for 19 January and 2 February 1916)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Rob Gilson • 26 January 1916 (#1311), p. 84 (entry for c. 26 January-22 March 1916)
Letter from G.B. Smith to J.R.R. Tolkien • 26 May 1916 (#1537), p. 87 (also see entry for '27-28 May 1916)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Lieutenant-Colonel Bird • Between 30 October - 7 November 1916 (#1559), pp. 101-2 (see various entries from 27 October 1916 onwards to read more on Tolkien's health during this time)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to War Office • 12 February 1917 (#1579), pp. 106 (see entries for 23 January, 12 and 27 February), 835n (see note for 27 February for more details on footnote [2] in summary)
Letter from Christopher Wiseman to J.R.R. Tolkien • 20 December 1913 (#1117), p. 123 (summary). (The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.)
Letter from Robert Gilson to J.R.R. Tolkien • 4 January 1914 (#1118), p. 124 (summary). (The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Walter E. Haigh • 2 June 1926 (date published) (#1864), see p. 129 (entry for 1923), p. 153 (entry for 12 January 1928) for information on the publication of the book and Tolkien's connection to it.
Letter from E. V. Gordon to Kenneth Sisam • 10 November 1923 (#1620), p. 131-2 (entries for '10 November 1923' and 'Leeds academic year 1923-1924')
Carpenter #18a: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to E.V. Gordon • 22 November 1937 (#1374), p. 137 (see entry for '?1925–?1926'), p. 220 (see entry for 'c. 20 November 1937')
Letter from Henry Bradley to Leeds University (letter of recomendation) • 7 June 1920 (#907), pp. 138-9 (entry for '12 June 1925'), p. 139 (entry for 'End of June 1925'), p. 140 (entry for '21 July 1925')
Letter from M.E. Sadler to J.R.R. Tolkien (testimonial) • 17 June 1925 (#1706), pp. 138-9 (entry for '12 June 1925'), p. 139 (entry for 'End of June 1925'), p. 140 (entry for '21 July 1925')
Letter from L.R. Farnell to J.R.R. Tolkien (testimonial) • 23 June 1925 (#1707), p. 138 (entry for '12 June 1925'), p. 139 (entry for 'End of June 1925'), p. 140 (entry for '21 July 1925')
Letter from Joseph Wright to J.R.R. Tolkien (testimonial) • 22 June 1925 (#1708), pp. 138-9 (entry for '12 June 1925'), p. 139 (entry for 'End of June 1925'), p. 140 (entry for '21 July 1925')
Letter from George S. Gordon to J.R.R. Tolkien (testimonial) • 28 June 1925 (#1709), pp. 138-9 (entry for '12 June 1925'), p. 139 (entry for 'End of June 1925'), p. 140 (entry for '21 July 1925')
Letter from Allen Mawer to J.R.R. Tolkien (testimonial) • 25 June 1925 (#1710), pp. 138-9 (entry for '12 June 1925'), p. 139 (entry for 'End of June 1925'), p. 140 (entry for '21 July 1925')
Letter from Lascelles Abercrombie to J.R.R. Tolkien (testimonial) • June 1925 (#1711), pp. 138-9 (entry for '12 June 1925'), p. 139 (entry for 'End of June 1925'), p. 140 (entry for '21 July 1925')
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to R.W. Reynolds • First part of 1926 (#1729), p. 144 (entry for 'First part of 1926'), p. 146 (entry for '16 August 1926')
Letter from Stanley Unwin to J.R.R. Tolkien • 2 December 1936 (#1839), p. 201 (entries fro 28 November and 2 December)
Letter from W.R. Childe to J.R.R. Tolkien • 27 September 1937 (#2012), p. 214-5, p. 215, p. 844 (note for 21 September)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Florence Hadley • c. end of 1937 - early 1938 (#1994), p. 215 (entry for 21 Sep 1937), p. 844 (note for 21 Sep 1937)
Letter from George Allen & Unwin to Helen Buckhurst • August 1937 (#1997), p. 215, p. 844 (entry and note for 21 September 1937)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Jennie Grove • c. 21 September 1937 (#2008), p. 215, p. 844 (entry and note for 21 September 1937)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Stella Mills • c. 21 September 1937 (#2011), p. 215, p. 844 (entry and note for 21 September 1937)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Geoffrey E. Selby • 14 December 1937 (#84), pp. 221-2 (the letter is noted as being written 14-15 December)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to C.V. Salmon • ?7 January 1938 (#2132), p. 226, also see entry for '10 January 1938'
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to C.V. Salmon • 13 January 1938 (#2133), p. 226, also see entry for '14 January 1938'
Letter from Florence Hadley to J.R.R. Tolkien • 13 February 1938 (#2001), p. 227, also p. 215 (entry for 21 Sep 1937), p. 844 (note for 21 Sep 1937)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Kenneth Sisam • 28 May 1938 (#107), p. 230 (Hammond/Scull note, "Late May–early June 1938 Tolkien probably sees E.O.G. Turville-Petre before he leaves for Iceland, and discusses his forthcoming edition of Viga-Glúms Saga."
Carpenter #28: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Stanley Unwin • June 4th 1938 (#32), p. 231 (note that Hammond/Scull mention parts of the letter not published in 'Letters'.)
Carpenter #31: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to C.A. Furth • 24 July 1938 (#35), p. 232, see also p. 227 entry for '14 February 1938' and p. 845 note for 14 February 1938
Letter from C.S. Lewis to W.H. Lewis • 5 November 1939 (#2184), p. 249 (see entry for '2 November 1939')
Carpenter #37: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Stanley Unwin • 19 December 1939 (#52), p. 250-51, see also p. 244 (entry for 'August-autumn 1939'), and p. 248 ('Michaelmas Term 1939–Hilary Term 1945')
Carpenter #74a: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Christopher Tolkien • 7 July 1944 (#1396), p. 293 (we believe that the reference in Chronology (7 July 1944) to “On this day also, Tolkien begins a letter to Christopher...” is the same letter so are treating them as such.
Carpenter #98: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Stanley Unwin • Undated (circa 18 March 1945) (#223), pp. 307-8 (this entry includes portions not included in Letter #98)
Carpenter #117: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Hugh Brogan • 31 October 1948 (#269), pp. 362-3, see also p. 358 (second paragraph from top, continuation of the entry for '?August 1948–?end of August 1950' started on p. 357)
Letter from Olwen Brogan to J.R.R. Tolkien • 18 March 1949 (#2058), p. 368 (entries for 18 March and 20 March)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Miss Flint • 15 July 1949 (#1091), p. 372 (see entries for 11 and 15 July 1949)
Carpenter #149: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Rayner Unwin • 9 September 1954 (#394), p. 462-3 (note that details of large portions from this letter not included in the published version are contained in this entry.)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Miss Perry • 20 September 1954 (#1087), p. 463 (entry for this date makes mention that Tolkien did indeed send Allen & Unwin corrections.)
Letter from William Ready to J.R.R. Tolkien • 26 September 1957 (#895), p. 540 (but states letter was from Jerome W. Archer)
p. 587
Letter from Rayner Unwin to J.R.R. Tolkien • 12 July 1961 (#778), p. 607 (Chronology states that Joy Hill writes to J.R.R. Tolkien)
Carpenter #254: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Rev. Denis Tyndall • 9 January 1964 (#629), p. 648. (The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.)
Carpenter #256: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Colin Bailey • 13 May 1964 (#630), p. 651 (entry for 13 May) , p. 652 (entry for 6 June)
Carpenter #257: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Christopher Bretherton • 16 July 1964 (#631), p. 653, see also pp. 175-6 (entry for 'Late August-?early September 1932'), pp. 192-3 (?1936-?1937), and pp. 842-3 (note on '?1936-?1937).
Letter from Nan C. Scott to J.R.R. Tolkien • July 6 1965 (#1029), see p. 671 (16 July entry), p. 861 (note for 16 July 1965 entry)
Letter from Joy Hill to G.B. Johnson • 26 July 1966 (#939), p. 704 (see entry for this date, re: "Joy Hill writes to a professor in London")
Carpenter #295: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to W.H. Auden • 29 March 1967 (#668), p. 729, p. 170 (entry for ?Late 1931-?1932'), see also note on p. 840 for '?Late 1931-1932'
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Charles Huttar • 4 August 1967 (#936), p. 739 (Huttar visit to Tolkien on this day is described)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Joy Hill • 9th August, 1967 (#2005), pp. 739-40 (letter), p. 735 (entry for 30 June 1967)
Carpenter #298: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to William Luther White • 11 September 1967 (#671), p. 742, pp. 166-7 (entry '?1931–Trinity Term 1933'), p. 841 (see note for '?Michaelmas Term 1933')
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Tom Shippey • April 13 1970 (#817), p. 786 (?12 April entry, Shippey has confirmed it was dated the 13th by Tolkien though)
Letter from Rayner Unwin to Pauline Baynes • 9 August 1971 (#1260), p. 793 (see entries for 5 August and 11 August)
Letter from Rayner Unwin to Pauline Baynes • 15 September 1971 (#1261), p. 794 (see bottom of entry for 15 September)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Donald and Janet Swann • 18 January 1973 (#982), p. 809 (entry for Late January-early February 1973)
Carpenter #350: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to C.L. Wiseman • 24 May 1973 (#383), p. 811. (The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Nancy Smith • 25-26 December 1963 (#511), pp. 817 (see entry for 31 January 1892), 818 (see entry for 1898-1899)
Letter from Robert Gilson to J.R.R. Tolkien • October 1911 (#1113), The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.
Letter from Christopher Wiseman to J.R.R. Tolkien • October? 1913 (#1115), The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.
Letter from Rob Gilson to J.R.R. Tolkien • Late? 1913 (#1116), The T.C.B.S. was began during the Summer term 1911 at King Edward School. See various entries re. T.C.B.S. and TCBS.
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