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TCG Letter #523


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Mr. and Mrs. Kroos
Date
18 April - 6 May 1963
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
In this letter, a reply to the Kloos's letter from March, Tolkien writes about his inspirations for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It was started on April 18, but pain from fibrositis forced him to stop until May 6 when the letter was completed.

Excerpts are published in The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion.
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