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Jan 20
2023/1/20 19:53:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Urulókë tell them about the back of the shirt!
Jan 20
2023/1/20 20:22:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm now imagining a (slightly) alternate universe where Professor Tolkien submitted the lively poem "Pedantry" to the Oxford Magazine in 1933.
Jan 21
2023/1/21 8:27:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm no expert, but is it certain that the "what's the point...?" comment in pencil is definitely by Christopher? The article/blog post itself refers to Christopher's "brief but precise two-word note 'It does' " in ink, and not to the longer annotation in pencil. Could the pencil annotation be by the later owner, Robert T. Meyer?
Jan 21
2023/1/21 14:15:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Tuor wrote:

I'm no expert, but is it certain that the "what's the point...?" comment in pencil is definitely by Christopher? The article/blog post itself refers to Christopher's "brief but precise two-word note 'It does' " in ink, and not to the longer annotation in pencil. Could the pencil annotation be by the later owner, Robert T. Meyer?

I'm fairly confident that the comment in the margins is CT's handwriting. It seems to me to be consistent with other examples I've seen.
Jan 21
2023/1/21 16:24:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The comment in pencil is most definitely in Christopher Tolkien's hand.
Jan 21
2023/1/21 18:03:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks for confirming this!
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