Tolkien Collector's Guide

Letters

1896

14 February 1896

1913

03 January 1913
01 February 1913
13 August 1913 to 23 August 1913
03 November 1913

1914

[October 1914]
To Edith Bratt  [Letters #1]
27 November 1914
29 November 1914

1915

26 November 1915

1916

2 March 1916
12 August 1916
To G. B. Smith  [Letters #5]

1920

17 March 1920

1922

22 June 1922

1923

13 February 1923
To Mrs E. M. Wright  [Letters #6]

1926

25 June 1926
21 October 1926

1927

12 March 1927

1929

2 January 1929

1933

16 March 1933
21 December 1933

1934

23 December 1934

1936

27 September 1936

1937

4 January 1937
I7 January 1937
5 February 1937
13 April 1937
To Allen & Unwin  [Letters #12]
25 April 1937
13 May 1937
28 May 1937
28 May 1937
To Allen & Unwin  [Letters #14]
31 May 1937
11 June 1937
31 August 1937
To Allen & Unwin  [Letters #15]
21 September 1937
22 September 1937
3 October 1937
To Michael Tolkien  [Letters #16]
15 October 1937
23 October 1937
14 December 1937
15 December 1937
16 December 1937
To Stanley Unwin  [Letters #19]
19 December 1937

1938

1 February 1938
4 February 1938
17 February 1938
17 February 1938
18 February 1938
To Stanley Unwin  [Letters #24]
20 February 1938
4 March 1938
To Stanley Unwin  [Letters #26]
April 1938
28 May 1938
4 June 1938
To Stanley Unwin  [Letters #28]
21 July 1938
24 July 1938
To C.A.Furth, Allen & Unwin  [Letters #31]
25 July 1938
25 July 1938
To Rütten & Loening Verlag  [Letters #30]
27 July 1938
To John Masefield  [Letters #32]
31 August 1938
October 1938*
13 October 1938
To Stanley Unwin  [Letters #34]
24 December 1938

1939

2 February 1939
10 February 1939
4 July 1939
19 December 1939
To Stanley Unwin  [Letters #37]

1940

30 March 1940
To Stanley Unwin  [Letters #38]
29 September 1940
6 October 1940

1941

2 January 1941
12 January 1941
To Michael Tolkien  [Letters #42]
6-8 March 1941
12 March 1941
18 March 1941
9 June 1941
9 June 1941
To Michael Tolkien  [Letters #45]
30 September 1941
26 November 1941

1942

15 March 1942
7 December 1942
To Stanley Unwin  [Letters #47]

1943

[1943*]
29 January 1943
April 1943*
To C. S. Lewis (draft)  [Letters #49]
20 April 1943
To C. S. Lewis  [Letters #48]
21 April 1943
19 October 1943
25 October 1943
27 October 1943
29 November 1943
9 December 1943
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #53]

1944

8 January 1944
18 January 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #55]
1 March 1944
30 March 1944
3 April 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #58]
5 April 1944
13 April 1944
18 April 1944
23 April 1944
24 April 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #63]
30 April 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #64]
4 May 1944
6 May 1944
11 May 1944
12 May 1944
14 May 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #69]
21 May 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #70]
25 May 1944
10 June 1944
29 June 1944
7 July 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #75]
28 July 1944
31 July 1944
12 August 1944
22 August 1944
3 September 1944
19 September 1944
23-25 September 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #81]
30 September 1944
6 October 1944
12 October 1944
16 October 1944
23 October 1944
25 October 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #87]
28 October 1944
7-8 November 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #89]
24 November 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #90]
29 November 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #91]
18 December 1944
24 December 1944
28 December 1944
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #94]

1945

18 January 1945
30 January 1945
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #96]
10-11 February 1945
11 February 1945
18 March 1945
To Stanley Unwin  [Letters #98]
29 May 1945
2 June 1945
3 June 1945
9 August 1945
9 October 1945
11 October 1945
22 October 1945

1946

7 July 1946
21 July 1946
To Sir Stanley Unwin  [Letters #105]
30 September 1946
7 December 1946

1947

10 January 1947
5 July 1947
31 July 1947
To Sir Stanley Unwin  [Letters #109]
20 September 1947
21 September 1947
26 September 1947
30 September 1947
2 October 1947
30 November 1947
To Katherine Farrer  [Letters #112]
17 December 1947

1948

18 January 1948
18 January 1948
25 January 1948
To C.S.Lewis  [Letters #113]
7 April 1948
From a letter to Hugh Brogan  [Letters #114]
15 June [year not given; possibly 1948]
To Katherine Farrer  [Letters #115]
5 August 1948
31 October 1948
25 December 1948
To Hugh Brogan  [Letters #118]

1949

7 January 1949
28 February 1949
11 March 1949
16 March 1949
4 June 1949
13 July 1949
12 November 1949
12 December 1949
To Mrs. Naomi Mitchison  [Letters #122]
18 December 1949
To Naomi Mitchison  [Letters #122]

1950

5 February 1950
24 February 1950
To Sir Stanley Unwin  [Letters #124]
10 March 1950
To Sir Stanley Unwin  [Letters #125]
10 March 1950
To Milton Waldman (draft)  [Letters #126]
14 April 1950
To Sir Stanley Unwin  [Letters #127]
1 August 1950
10 September 1950
14 September 1950

1951

1951 (late)
To Milton Waldman  [Letters #131]
30 March 1951
9 May 1951
9 May 1951
31 May 1951
8 June 1951
25 November 1951

1952

10 February 1952
Letter to John Tolkien  [Letters #132]
22 June 1952
Rayner Unwin  [Letters #133]
4 July 1952
7 August 1952
10 August 1952
29 August 1952
24 October 1952

1953

later in March 1953 (see letter dated 8 March)
8 March 1953
24 March 1953
To Rayner Unwin  [Letters #136]
11 April 1953
To Rayner Unwin  [Letters #137]
28 April 1953
24 June 1953
22 July 1953
4 August 1953
8 August 1953
15 August 1953
17 August 1953
9 October 1953
2 December 1953
To Robert Murray, SJ  [Letters #142]
28 December 1953

1954

22 January 1954
25 April 1954
To Naomi Mitchison  [Letters #144]
30 April 1954
13 May 1954
17 May 1954
3 June 1954
15 June 1954
7 August 1954
17 August 1954
21 August 1954
9 September 1954
18 September 1954
From a letter to Hugh Brogan  [Letters #151]
18 September 1954
22 September 1954
25 September 1954
To Naomi Mitchison  [Letters #154]
25 September 1954
To Naomi Mitchison (draft)  [Letters #155]
27-30 September 1954
To Peter Hastings (draft)  [Letters #153]
13 October 1954
4 November 1954
6 November 1954
17 November 1954
27 November 1954
1 (and 2nd) December 1954
2 December 1954
13 December 1954

1955

1955-6
3 February 1955
2 March 1955
3 March 1955
6 March 1955
14 April 1955
18 April 1955
2 May 1955
12 May 1955
19 May 1955
June 1955
To the Houghton Mifflin Co.  [Letters #165]
2 June 1955
7 June 1955
To W. H. Auden  [Letters #163]
13 June 1955
29 June 1955
22 July 1955
28 July 1955
15 August 1955
22 August 1955
September 1955
To Hugh Brogan  [Letters #171]
7 September 1955
To Richard Jeffery  [Letters #168]
8 September 1955
11 September 1955
From a letter to Hugh Brogan  [Letters #169]
28 September 1955
30 September 1955
12 October 1955
22 October 1955
24 October 1955
24 October 1955
10 November 1955
To Lord Halsbury  [Letters #174]
30 November 1955
2 December 1955
8 December 1955
8 December 1955
8 December 1955
To Naomi Mitchison  [Letters #176]
12 December 1955
12 December 1955
12 December 1955
14 December 1955
From a letter to Hugh Brogan  [Letters #179]
16 December 1955
21 December 1955

1956

1 January 1956
[Not dated; probably January or February 1956.]
To Michael Straight [drafts]  [Letters #181]
1956
14 January 1956
To 'Mr Thompson' [draft]  [Letters #180]
14 January 1956
14 January 1956
1956-1958
[Not dated; 1956]
February 1956
7 March 1956
8 March 1956
18 March 1956
To Sam Gamgee  [Letters #184]
19 March 1956
21 March 1956
28 March 1956
April 1956
3 April 1956
11 April 1956
12 April 1956
12 April 1956
16 April 1956
To H. Cotton Minchin (draft)  [Letters #187]
28 April 1956
29 April 1956
2 July 1956
3 July 1956
26 July 1956
27 July 1956
From a letter to Amy Ronald  [Letters #192]
19 September 1956
2 November 1956
5 November 1956
6 November 1956
To Terence Tiller  [Letters #194]
11 November 1956
22 November 1956
8 December 1956
15 December 1956
16 December 1956
19 December 1956
20 December 1956
24 December 1956

1957

21 March 1957
9 April 1957
25 April 1957
9 May 1957
9 June 1957
19 June 1957
22 June 1957
24 June 1957
25 June 1957
26 June 1957
5 August 1957
7 September 1957
11 September 1957
11 Sep 1957
9-10 November 1957
17 November 1957
17 November 1957
To Herbert Schiro  [Letters #203]
7 December 1957
19 December 1957

1958

10 January 1958
17 February 1958
19 February 1958
21 February 1958
22 February 1958
Early March 1958
12 March 1958
18 March 1958
20 March 1958
2 April 1958
2 April 1958
3 April 1958
8 April 1958
8 April 1958
4 May 1958
27 May 1958
June 1958
14 October 1958
To Rhona Beare  [Letters #211]
20 October 1958
25 October 1958
To Deborah Webster  [Letters #213]
26 October 1958

1959

[late 1958-early 1959]
To A.C. Nunn (draft)  [Letters #214]
February 1959
5 March 1959
[Not dated; April 1959]
19 May 1959
26 May 1959
15 June 1959
11 September 1959
9 October 1959
Eric Rogers  [Letters #218]
14 October 1959
15 October 1959
8 November 1959
9 December 1959

1960

Between 1960 and 1973
7 January 1960
13 January 1960
April 1960 (published in Triode 18, May 1960)
7 July 1960
7 July 1960
31 July 1960
12 September 1960
10 December 1960
31 December 1960

1961

5 January 1961
To Madam Ossendrijver  [Letters #227]
24 January 1961
26 January 1961
23 February 1961
9 May 1961
9 May 1961
23 May 1961
1 June 1961
8 June 1961
From a letter to Rhona Beare  [Letters #230]
3 July 1961
28 July 1961
2 August 1961
27 September 1961
1 October 1961
4 October 1961
From a letter to Jane Neave  [Letters #231]
11 October 1961
4 November 1961
13 November 1961
15 November 1961
15 November 1961
22 November 1961
To Jane Neave  [Letters #234]
23 November 1961
6 December 1961
28 December 1961
28 December 1961
29 December 1961
30 December 1961
To Rayner Unwin  [Letters #236]

1962

1 February 1962
6 April 1962
12 April 1962
16 April 1962
25 June 1962
18 July 1962
From a letter to Jane Neave  [Letters #238]
20 July 1962
20 July 1962
1 August 1962
3 August 1962
8-9 September 1962
From a letter to Jane Neave  [Letters #241]
19 September 1962
7 November 1962
14 November 1962
28 November 1962
19 December 1962
To Michael Tolkien  [Letters #243]

1963

12 February 1963
13 February 1963
17 February 1963
21 February 1963
11 March 1963
6 April 1963
18 April - 6 May 1963
25 June 1963
To Rhona Beare  [Letters #245]
September 1963
20 September 1963
To Colonel Worskett  [Letters #247]
22 September 1963
5 October 1963
16 October 1963
21 October 1963
1 November 1963
To Michael Tolkien  [Letters #250]
26 November 1963
To Priscilla Tolkien  [Letters #251]
November or December 1963
28 November 1963
December 1963
4 December 1963
6 December 1963
7 December 1963
11 December 1963
16 December 1963
18 December 1963
18 December 1963
23 December 1963
25 December 1963

1964

9 January 1964
To the Rev. Denis Tyndall  [Letters #254]
17 January 1964
17 January 1964
18 January 1964
20-26 January 1964
28 February 1964
5 March 1964
To Mrs. Elgar  [Letters #255]
13 May 1964
30 May 1964
6 June 1964
13-15 June 1964
8 July 1964
10 July 1964
10 July 1964
15 July 1964
16 July 1964
To Christopher Bretherton  [Letters #257]
2 August 1964
10 August 1964
14 August 1964
15 August 1964
16 August 1964
28 August 1964
30 August 1964
30 August 1964
7 September 1964
10 September 1964
11 September 1964
11 November 1964
11 November 1964
31 December 1964
Before 1965

1965

6 January 1965
To Michael George Tolkien  [Letters #266]
9-10 January 1965
19 January 1965
24 January 1965
11 February 1965
12 May 1965
From a letter to W.H. Auden  [Letters #269]
20 May 1965
To Rayner Unwin  [Letters #270]
20 May 1965
25 May 1965
28 May 1965
20 July 1965
21 July 1965
28 July 1965
4 August 1965
From a letter to W. H. Auden  [Letters #275]
12 September 1965
To Rayner Unwin  [Letters #277]
16 September 1965
29 September 1965
4 October 1965
20 October 1965
20 October 1965
20 October 1965
28 October 1965
28 October 1965
30 October 1965
30 October 1965
3 December 1965
3 December 1965
6 December 1965
6 December 1965
9 December 1965
9 December 1965
9 December 1965
9 December 1965
15 December 1965
18 December 1965

1966

7 January 1966
To Benjamin P. Indick  [Letters #283]
7 January 1966
10 January 1966
10 January 1966
12 January 1966
10 February 1966
14 February 1966
23 February 1966
To W. H. Auden  [Letters #284]
9 March 1966
11 March 1966
21 March 1966
8 April 1966
From a letter to W. H. Auden  [Letters #285]
8 April 1966
12 April 1966
25 April 1966
27 April 1966
3 May 1966
6 May 1966
10 May 1966
10 May 1966
10 May 1966
To Professor Norman Davis  [Letters #288]
11 May 1966
29 July 1966
29 July 1966
12 September 1966
17 October 1966
28 October 1966
7 November 1966
22 November 1966
To Walter Hooper  [Letters #291]
24 November 1966
30 November 1966
8 December 1966
12 December 1966
To Joy Hill, Allen & Unwin  [Letters #292]
29 December 1966
29 December 1966
29 December 1966

1967

2 January 1967
5 January 1967
2 February 1967
6 February 1967
8 February 1967
8 February 1967
21 March 1967
29 March 1967
To W. H. Auden  [Letters #295]
17 April 1967
9 May 1967
23 May 1967
16 June 1967
21 July 1967
To Rayner Unwin  [Letters #296]
August 1967
11 September 1967
To William Luther White  [Letters #298]
18 September 1967
11 October 1967
8 November 1967
24 November 1967
4 December 1967
12 December 1967
To Roger Lancelyn Green  [Letters #299]
14 December 1967
21 December 1967

1968

4 January 1968
29 January 1968
20 February 1968
29 February 1968
29 February 1968
6 March 1968
April 10, 1968
2 May 1968
To Time-Life International  [Letters #302]
6 May 1968
24 May 1968
4 June 1968
June 4, 1968
26 June 1968
August 1968
25 September 1968
27 September 1968 (postmark)
10 October 1968
11 October 1968
16 October 1968
4 November 1968
14 November 1968
From a letter to Amy Ronald  [Letters #307]
December 1968

1969

2 January 1969
From a letter to Amy Ronald  [Letters #309]
2 January 1969
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #308]
15 January 1969
15 March 1969
20 March 1969
20 May 1969
To Camilla Unwin  [Letters #310]
31 July 1969
1 August 1969
Early November 1969
16 November 1969
From a letter to Amy Ronald  [Letters #312]
25 November 1969
15 December 1969
31 December 1969

1970

Spring 1966
1 January 1970
1970
22 April 1970
11 September 1970
To Robert Burchfield  [Letters #316]
All Hallows 1970
From a letter to Amy Ronald  [Letters #317]
22 November 1970
From a letter to Neil Ker  [Letters #318]
14 December 1970

1971

1st January 1971
25 January 1971
4 February 1971
18 March 1971
30 March 1971
Between 4 and 9 May 1971
26 May 1971
about 2 June 1971
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #323]
4-5 June 1971
10 June 1971
14 June 1971
21 June 1971
17 July 1971
24 July 1971
25 August 1971
To Mr. Boyer  [Letters #327]
Autumn 1971
28 October 1971
1 November 1971
16 November 1971
29 November 1971
To William Cater  [Letters #331]
30 November 1971
28 December 1971

1972

24 January 1972
To Michael Tolkien  [Letters #332]
2 February 1972
6 February 1972
16 February 1972
16 March 1972
To Rayner Unwin  [Letters #333]
23 May 1972
30 March 1972
To Rayner Unwin  [Letters #334]
4 April 1972
19 April 1972
28 April 1972
1 May 1972
18 May 1972
25 May 1972
6[?] June 1972
11 June 1972
30 June 1972
11 July 1972
3 August 1972
17 September 1972
17 September 1972
26 September 1972
7 November 1972
9 November 1972
21 November 1972
23 November 1972
30 November 1972
To Mrs Meriel Thurston  [Letters #345]
13 December 1972
From a letter to Lyle Leach  [Letters #346]
17 December 1972
To Richard Jeffery  [Letters #347]

1973

17 January 1973
18 January 1973
25 January 1973
26 February 1973
6 March 1973
8 March 1973
20 April 1973
24 May 1973
To Christopher Wiseman  [Letters #350]
29 May 1973
To Christopher Tolkien  [Letters #351]
30 May 1973
5 June 1973
5 June 1973
14 June 1973
14 June 1973
24 June 1973
28 July 1973
4 August 1973
28 August 1973
29 August 1973
To Priscilla Tolkien  [Letters #354]
2nd October 1973

1978

11 January 1978
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