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Marquette Archives

(73 letters match)


2 February 1972
J.R.R. Tolkien to Ed Meskys

The contents of this letter have not been verified. According to the catalog entry at Marquette, Tolkien wrote to Meskys "explaining the use of numeric ...
8 June 1972
Public Orator to Oxford University

From Marquette: "Speech by the Public Orator," speech given at the presentation of an honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters to J. R. R. Tolkien by Oxford...
30 June 1972 (published 4 July)
J.R.R. Tolkien to The Daily Telegraph
 Carpenter #339

Tolkien writes to the Daily Telegraph newspaper about an editorial which they published on the 29th June 1972. He objects to having his name used as an ...
27 July 1972
J.R.R. Tolkien to Help the Aged Housing Association (Tolkien's Desk)

Tolkien's desk where he wrote parts of The Lord of the Rings and entirety of The Hobbit, so said by Tolkien himself. A photocopy of the letter with a co...
21 November 1972
J.R.R. Tolkien to Sterling Lanier
 Carpenter #343

Tolkien describes his use for a drinking goblet sent to him, inscribed with the One Ring inscription. Published (in part) as letter 343 from The Letters...
23 November 1972
J.R.R. Tolkien to Edmund Meskys
 Carpenter #344

Tolkien talks about numerals in The Lord of the Rings. A photocopy with a complete transcript is held at the Marquette archives.
17 December 1972
J.R.R. Tolkien to Richard Jeffery
 Carpenter #347

A reply to the following questions: (1) Does ‘Speak, friend, and enter’ (the inscription over Moria Gate) mean ‘Speak as a friend’, i.e. in a fr...
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