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Letter to Jane T. Sibley

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On 30 May 1964, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Jane T. Sibley of Haddam, Connecticut. It informs the reader that the runes in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are not the same set. Typed on Tolkien's own, preprinted paper (self-addressed to 76 Sandfield Road. Signed and accompanied by a handwritten note suggesting further reading. Copyright by the Tolkien Trust.

  • Publication: The letter was first printed in an article by Jane T. Sibley in Niekas 38, 1989 (pp. 13, 67). A revised version of the material was published in Vinyar Tengwar 6 (July 1989): a photocopy reproduction of the letter is featured on the back, and commentaries and a transcription (by Sibley) are given on pages 7-8.