Roger Shaw 7 January 1966
- Contents: Tolkien responds to the suggestion that the landscape of The Lord of the Rings is Icelandic.
- Description: Typed, 1 page, 8vo, Oxford
- Authenticity: High
- Publication: None. A description of the letter was presumably printed in Sotheby's English Literature, History, Private Press and Children's Books 12 December 2002.
"I have never been to Iceland. Something has always interfered with my plans to go there. So my acquaintance with its landscape is derived entirely from photographs... One point of influence at any rate is certain, namely, the Midgewater Marshes, the name of which is of course merely a translation of Mývatn..."