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TCG Letter #419 / Carpenter Letter #324


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Graham Tayar
Date
4-5 June 1971
Type
Autograph Letter Signed
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien writes about about the use of the name ‘Gamgee’ in The Lord of the Rings, and whether the name ‘Gondor’ had been suggested by Gondar in Ethiopia.

The Sotheby's catalogue (reference below) reproduces the closing, signature and postscript of this letter.
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References
J.R.R. Tolkien A Descriptive Bibliography, Di1, p. 350; Dii57, p. 363
Sotheby's Catalogue of English Literature Comprising Printed Books, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts, 21-2 July 1983, lot 535


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