Posts

Re: Letter to Tolkein from publisher

Jul 15, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
Joined:
Oct 15, 2008
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 28

I can't find any connection that Tolkien would have had to any Peacockes, but it is interesting anyways.


Re: Letter to Tolkein from publisher

Jul 15, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
Joined:
Jul 14, 2012
Posts: 5

Hi It is my godmother's family. My godmother was Marguerite Peacocke and her father was Herbert Peacocke, mother Emilie Hawkes Peacocke - both journalists also. Having said that though, I wonder whether the connection, alongside being Oxford was catholicism - they were pretty devout and so was my godmother.I've done a little surfing now and see Tolkein was too. My godmother was a hoarder so I guess that is how this letter survived. My mother would have known more about the connection but she passed away several years ago so that is really all I know.


Re: Letter to Tolkein from publisher

Jul 15, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
Joined:
Oct 15, 2008
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 28

MurphySG, may we ask what the name of your grandmother's family is?


Re: Letter to Tolkein from publisher

Jul 15, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
Joined:
Jul 14, 2012
Posts: 5

My godmother was from 4 generations of journalists. I I inherited her house and stuff years ago. I recently found a box of lots of old papers from her family which had never been sorted and it was in that. I remember my mum talking about a Tolkein connection with my godmother's family when I was a kid but I can't remember what she said which is a shame.


Re: Letter to Tolkein from publisher

Jul 14, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
Joined:
Aug 16, 2007
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1866

Cripes! --it's enormous. Very nice; how did you come to own it?

BH
_________________
You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: Letter to Tolkein from publisher

Jul 14, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
Joined:
Jul 14, 2012
Posts: 5

Hmm sorry - that is a bit giant ...


Re: Letter to Tolkein from publisher

Jul 14, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
Joined:
Jul 14, 2012
Posts: 5

Hopefully an image will be attached to this message

Thank you for the reply

1219_5001c3ce89364.jpg 2481X3508 px


Bookbindings

Joined:
Nov 24, 2006
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 699

I haven't seen any Tolkien here yet, but I still thought it worth sharing these bookbindings -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25300312 ... ctions/72157625119839668/

- wellinghall


Re: Letter to Tolkein from publisher

Jul 14, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum (edited)
Joined:
Aug 16, 2007
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1866

Interesting. I'm sure a few here would be interested in seeing a scan of it. eBay would be your first option; if not someone here may just make you an offer privately.

Post an image of it here if you like.

BH
_________________
You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Letter to Tolkein from publisher

Jul 14, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
Joined:
Jul 14, 2012
Posts: 5

Hi
I have a letter dated 30 March 1936 from George Allen & Unwin Ltd to Tolkein enquiring about whether he would edit Clark-Hall’s Beowulf. I have no idea if it has any value or not and if so where and how I would sell it. I would be very grateful if anyone could offer a view on this. I am based in London, UK


1 ... 751 752 (753) 754 755 ... 1447
© 2018 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us