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TCG Letter #451


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Dorothy Wood
Date
Between 1960 and 1973
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Unknown
Tolkien wrote a series of letters to his cousin Dorothy Wood and Sotheby's auction house quoted from many. Among those that no date could be determined come the following quotes.

"...I shall not be missed - having only a function as an ornament (like an old clock of uncertain accuracy on the mantelpiece)...", on The Silmarillion "...my publisher came last week-end... on a visit to stir me up to more production...", about his writing and relationship with his publishers "...the production of the works that I am under contract to complete is all too slow. However, my relations with my publishers are quite unique..."

More details about the other letters from this sale can be seen at:

Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dorothy Wood • 31 December 1969 (#440)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dorothy Wood • 22 April 1970 (#441)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien and Edith Tolkien to Dorothy Wood • ?4-?9 May 1971 (#442)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dorothy Wood • 26 May 1971 (#443)
Letter from Priscilla Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien to Dorothy Wood • 30 November 1971 (#444)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dorothy Wood • 2 February 1972 (#445)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dorothy Wood • 3 August 1972 (#446)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dorothy Wood • 17 September 1972 (#447)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dorothy Wood • 7 November 1972 (#448)
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Dorothy Wood • 24 June 1973 (#449)
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References
Sotheby's English Literature, History, Children's Books, Illustrations and Photographs, 8 July 2004


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