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TCG Letter #771


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Professor Bauer
Date
24 November 1966
Type
Typed Letter Signed
Transcript
Complete
Professor Bauer had written asking Tolkien about Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt. Tolkien wonders if the name had some influence on the invention of 'hobbit'.

The letter was discussed in detail by John D. Rateliff in two blog posts on his website (see references).
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