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TCG Letter #507 / Carpenter Letter #246

J.R.R. Tolkien
Eileen Elgar
22 September 1963
Autograph/Typed Letter Signed
Tolkien answers questions about The Lord of the Rings, especially regarding the failure of Frodo.

Marquette archives have a partial transcript along with the auction advertisement. The original letter was typed with a handwritten post script.
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), pp. 325-33, p. 450 (Carpenter notes)
J.R.R. Tolkien A Descriptive Bibliography, Di1, p. 350; Dii59, p. 363
Pity, Power, and Tolkien's Ring: To Rule the Fate of Many, p. 5, p. 7, p. 45, p. 55, p. 72, p. 110, p. 134, p. 166, p. 205, p. 207, p. 209, p. 218, pp. 230-2, p. 244, p. 273n3&6
Beyond Bree, May 1985
Craig A. Boyd, "Nolo Heroizari: Tolkien and Aquinas on the Humble Journey of Master Samwise" in Christianity & Literature 2019, Vol. 68(4), p. 607, p. 608, p. 619 note 3
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 469-78, p. 642 (notas de Carpenter)
Sotheby's English Literature and English History 6-7 December 1984, lot 277, sold for £990 including buyers premium
Various details and excerpts were found in 'The Other Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien', edited by Jorge Quinonez. We note our thanks to Carl Hostetter for providing us with details from this file.

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