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Letter 233

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 233
RecipientRayner Unwin
Date15 November 1961
Subject(s)The book of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

Letter 233 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Tolkien had made a search for poems to accompany "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" for a small book. He had not found much that really went with the Tom Bombadil poem. He was sending Allen and Unwin the poems "Errantry" and "The Man in the Moon",[note 1] but he was doubtful about the rest. However, if they thought them publishable and could get Pauline Baynes to illustrate them he would be delighted.

[edit] Note

  1. Whether this was "The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late" or "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon" was not specified.