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 Letter Tags Stats

Guide to Tolkien's Letters


X

Ace Controversy

(31 letters match)

1965

11 May 1965
Tolkien's Secretary to Agatha Carew Hunt
#588


This letter is dated 11 May 1965 and was originally a stock reply to a letter of appreciation. Tolkien discovers the letter on 4 October, when he adds a...
20 May 1965
Tolkien's Secretary to Sue Parman
#549


From 'A Song For J.R.R. Tolkien' from The Antioch Review p. 42: "I received a reply dated 20 May 1965, addressed to St. Leonard’s Hall, Park Road, Edi...
20 May 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to Rayner Unwin
#644
 Carpenter #270



Tolkien had sent Unwin the typescript of his new story Smith of Wootton Major. It seemed to Unwin to need the companionship of other stories to make a s...
20 May 1965
Tolkien's Secretary to Mr Eder
#914


Tolkien's secretary replies to fan letter thanking Mr. Eder for his letters and pictures of stained glass windows. He enjoyed seeing them. He also alert...
20 May 1965
Tolkien's Secretary to Nan C. Scott
#943


This is a stock reply letter but Tolkien adds that he is hindered in writing the Silmarillion because of having to revise The Lord of the Rings to fight...
25 May 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to Rayner Unwin
#645
 Carpenter #271



Tolkien writes about revising The Lord of the Rings. Additional quotes from this letter concerning the revising of Sir Gawain are published in Chronolog...
28 May 1965
Tolkien's Secretary to Unknown young lady from New Zealand
#688


Tolkien's secretary replies to a fan letter, and then Tolkien adds some details in pen. The reader had asked if another book would be published and mino...
2 July 1965
Donald A. Wollheim to Nan C. Scott
#944


Wollheim tells Scott that he had offered Tolkien a settlement previously, this appears to be an outright lie, one which Tolkien figured out a few weeks ...
July 6 1965
Nan C. Scott to J.R.R. Tolkien
#1029


Nan C. Scott responds to Tolkien's letter about the Ace Fellowship of the Ring, noting all of the actions she took to try and boycott the title, up to a...
15 July 1965
Lovell Thompson to Nan C. Scott
#945


No details of this letter are known but it is almost certainly in regard to the ACE Books edition of The Lord of the Rings. It is held at the Wade.
21 July 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to Nan C. Scott
#647
 Carpenter #273



Mrs Scott was a leading campaigner in the battle to keep the pirate edition of The Lord of the Rings out of the American bookshops.
26 August 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to Paula Coston (née Iley)
#700


Tolkien wrote to a young family friend, containing a long discussion about composing verse. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were about to be publis...
12 September 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to Dick Plotz
#650
 Carpenter #276



Tolkien writes about The Silmarillion, the Númenórean legends, and his friendship with C.S. Lewis. He discusses the formation of the Tolkien Society o...
16 September 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to Michael George Tolkien
#701


Tolkien writes to his grandson Michael George, clarifying that he is interest in all apsects of Michael's "work and tastes". He says that he may have he...
29 September 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to Sterling Lanier
#702


Lanier sent Tolkien a copy of Dune by Frank Herbert for which Tolkien ended up owing a bill for the postage. Tolkien was unhappy that he was also charge...
20 October 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to Mr. Wheeler
#703


Tolkien writes about the Ballantine editions of The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien says that Ballantine will soon release a revised paperback edition, and t...
30 October 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to Michael George Tolkien
#653
 Carpenter #279



Tolkien discusses money worries. Other parts of the letter are detailed in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology.
9 December 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to Jane Dixon
#713


Tolkien writes expressing his gratitude for the article that Dixon sent him from the Saturday Review detailing the Ace Books edition of The Lord of the ...
9 December 1965
J.R.R. Tolkien to William McCullam
#715


Tolkien writes a letter thanking William McCullam who had included a 'royalty' for The Lord of the Rings. It is assumed McCullam had purchased a copy of...

1966

10 January 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Sterling Lanier
#721


Tolkien thanks Lanier for his letter and other material (a science fiction newsletter) that has reached him by Christmas. Tolkien says he has sent the n...
20 January 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Donald A. Wollheim
#1488
 Carpenter #283b



Tolkien thinks it doesn’t make sense for Ace Books to spend the revenue from The Lord of the Rings sales on an award named after Tolkien, rather than ...
10 February 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Donald A. Wollheim
#720


Tolkien writes and expresses his regret at his delayed reply. he had like many at that time been ill with influenza. He encloses two copies of the signe...
14 February 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Sterling Lanier
#723


Tolkien thanks Lanier for sending a copy of S.F.W.A. January Bulletin, saying the campaign has worked and Ace has offered acceptable terms. Tolkien cong...
23 February 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to W.H. Auden
#657
 Carpenter #284



Auden told Tolkien that he had agreed to write a short book about him, in collaboration with Peter H. Salus, for a seres entitled Christian Perspectives...
23 February 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Donald Swann
#967


Writing to Donald Swann Tolkien mentions a BBC2 broadcast that he will sadly miss. Tolkien mentions he has succeeded in his battle with Ace noting that ...
11 March 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to George Sayer
#184


Tolkien writes to his friend George Sayer regarding his preferred version of The Lord of the Rings should Tolkien have one sent to him.
11 March 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Nan C. Scott
#948
 Carpenter #284a



Tolkien informs Scott that Ace Books have been in touch and offered an agreement. He notes that Ace have agreed to not reprint the book once current cop...
11 May 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Mr. Walker
#17


Tolkien replies to a letter from July 1965 where he had been sent a music tape. He is unable to listen to the tape as he does not have a 'recorder' and ...
11 October 1966
J.R.R. Tolkien to Clyde S. Kilby
#792
 Carpenter #289b



Mr. and Mrs. Tolkien's Mediterranean cruise. Work on books and manuscripts. Excerpts from the letter have been published in SEVEN, Volume 27 (p. 49). An...
Jump to Last
All original content ©2024 by the submitting authors. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us