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TCG Letter #21 / Carpenter Letter #18


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Stanley Unwin
Date
23 October 1937
Type
Autograph Letter Signed
Transcript
Complete
Originally published as just a fragment of a thank you letter to Stanley Unwin who had written that Tolkien was "one of those rare people with genius."

In the revised 2023 edition of Letters, the entire letter is reproduced. Tolkien confirms their lunch meeting on 27 October, and his train will arrive at Paddington at 12.5pm. Stanley Unwin had been bedridden with a heavy cold, and Tolkien thanks him for answering from his bed.

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References
A photocopy of this letter was included in a 1987 press packet sent to a Blackwell's executive
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide - Chronology (2017), p. 217, p. 218 (see entry for 27 October 1937)
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 42-3, p. 618 (notas de Carpenter)


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