TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) Typed letter signed, 1972
Lot 188
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) Typed letter signed, 1972
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,372) inc. premium

Lot Details
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
Typed letter signed ("J.R.R. Tolkien"), to Mrs Robertson, apologising for the delay in replying, caused by "a lengthy and somewhat troublesome process settling into rooms in College", and hoping she might visit Sidmouth again: "May I say that I have booked at the Belmont for one week, August 22nd to 29th, for myself, my daughter and my charming grandson Simon"; with a postscript discussing their respective Canadian connections; docketed with date of reply, 1 page, signature in blue ballpoint, light creasing, 4to, Merton College, Oxford, 28 April 1972

Footnotes

  • Included in the lot is a letter signed by Tolkien's secretary, Joy Hill, thanking Mrs Robertson for her letter of condolence on the death of his wife – "The Professor found your letter a great comfort".
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