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TCG Letter #508

J.R.R. Tolkien
Mrs. Munby
21 October 1963
Autograph Letter Signed
Tolkien opens this letter stating that an earlier reply was delayed by ill-health and pressures of work. he caanot answer questions sent by her son, saying that any answer would take pages. But generally, The Lord of the Rings "is purely imaginary in scene and time".

Tolkien says that if his next work, The Silmarillion is ever finished that questions will be answered. He notes that references to thsoe such as Morgith do relate to stories he has written.

He closes with a note on orc-women, remarking that they must have existed, but that orcs are not seen other than in the act of war, so that not much more is known about them.

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