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TCG Letter #11 / Carpenter Letter #11


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Susan Dagnall
Date
5 February 1937
Type
Autograph Letter Signed
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien replies to Susan Dagnall of GA&U on matters of the reproductions of some of his illustrations in The Hobbit.

In the 2023 revised edition of Letters, a few sentences are restored at the beginning and end of this letter, giving some additional context from the two paragraphs previously published. He is happy to let the “Production department” do as it pleases them with the chart and says he is very grateful for their work. He notes receiving a letter from them that they had decided on different illustrations and one will be used for the jacket. He leaves the selection of the remaining illustrations in her hands.

The letter is found at the 'Tolkien–George Allen & Unwin archive, HarperCollins'.
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References
J.R.R. Tolkien A Descriptive Bibliography, A2 (quoted from), p. 10, 11; Di1, p. 350
"In 1937 alone Tolkien wrote 26 letters to George Allen & Unwin and received 31 letters in return. On Tolkien’s part these were all in handwriting...", Remembrancer, p. 75
J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend, p. 47 (see items 88-98 for further details)


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