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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 219
RecipientCharles Lewis,[1] Allen & Unwin
Date16 October 1959[2]
Subject(s)Cats

Letter 219 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

Allen & Unwin received a question from a cat breeder who wanted to name her Siamese cats after characters in The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was never a cat person, and considered Siamese cats to belong to the fauna of Mordor.

Note

The letter was wrongly dated 14 October in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.[2]

References

  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 551
  2. 2.0 2.1 Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 551