1973 Letter
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By Jlong

Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 8, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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This sentence seems particularly interesting if Tolkien was dictating this letter: "As far as I can see, there can be no more books about hobbits but of course hobbits will feature in this new book The Silmarillion."

What do you think Tolkien meant by "of course hobbits will feature in this new book The Silmarillion"?

Of course, it is also possible that Tolkien did not dictate this letter.


Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 8, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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I'm baffled, my uncle kept it in his 1st edition silmarillion for years, its interesting as Tolkien died that year


By Jlong

Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 8, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs (edited)
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Here is another per procurationem letter. Interestingly, it is also from 1973. I wonder if this was more common during the final years of Tolkien's life.

Also, note same misspelling. "havn't"

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Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 9, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Wow where did you find that


Re: 1973 Letter

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In both letters haven't is spelled as havn't. Never saw that before but English isn't my first language.



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