New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books

Feb 5, 2010 - in Signatures and Autographs
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I have to agree with Max's comments here.

The teacher could have translated the text herself as she read to the children or just translated words that the children did not understand in English.


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Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books

Feb 5, 2010 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Since I am totally new in this area, could anyone tell me how often you find a new letter from Tolkien in this forum?


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books

Feb 6, 2010 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Max wrote
Since I am totally new in this area, could anyone tell me how often you find a new letter from Tolkien in this forum?


At the moment we tend to see more fake letters than real ones, but Tolkien was a prolific letter writer so they must be a lot of letters from him ready to be found like you did.


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books

Feb 6, 2010 - in Signatures and Autographs
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I'd agree with Trotter and others - very nice to see what to all appearances is a real letter! Letters such as this show up for sale every few months or so, but most of those are well known (up for sale more than once as they change hands multiple times).

There is not much scholarly value to your particular letter, but it is very charming!
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Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books

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This is a typical secretary letter of which I have seen over 200 by now... typed by Tolkien's secretary and also signed by this person. Clear match in autograph as well.
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