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Letter to George Allen and Unwin

On 7 September 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to George Allen & Unwin.[1]

  • Contents:: Tolkien writes to his publishers regarding the promotion of The Hobbit. Notable is Tolkien's description of his friend Wilfred Rowland Childe.
  • Archive: Tolkien-George Allen & Unwin archive, HarperCollins.

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"[Wilfred Rowland Childe is] specially interested in elves and related creatures. He was (once at any rate) a fairly well-known poet, and is still a good one; and is in close touch with various literary and journalistic sets & folk, in the North specially. He would probably do something, if he got a copy. He saw the [manuscript] and is well disposed"

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  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 160