Tolkien Collector's Guide
Sign In
Tolkien Collector's Guide
Important links:

Guide to Tolkien's Letters
Winner of the 2019 Tolkien Society award for Best Website

Letters Back to results
Next Previous

TCG Letter #515

J.R.R. Tolkien
Howard McCord
11 December 1963
Autograph Note
Howard McCord was a creative writing professor at Washington State University when he wrote a letter to Tolkien. He compliments Tolkien on The Fellowship of the Ring saying that it had brought him many delightful hours.

Tolkien's reply was written on the back of the envelope but Mr. McCord could not understand what Tolkien had written so sent it back to Tolkien to decipher. Tolkien wrote originally in pencil then deciphered in red ink. Tolkiens reply and deciphered dated reply are written in his own handwriting (no signature). Tolkien also corrected Mr. McCords spelling of Tolkien's last name on McCord's original typed letter (ei to ie) in red ink.
sold on eBay 26 June 2005 for $650

Next Previous
Jump to Last
All original content ©2024 by the submitting authors. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us