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Letter to Deirdre Levinson (20 December 1956)

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On 20 December 1956, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Deirdre Levinson, a student.[1]

  • Publication: A description of the letter was included in Bonhams Books, Maps and Manuscripts 23 March 2004.[2]
  • Subject: Greetings (likely for Christmas). Tolkien asks if she would like anything as a token or gift.[2][1]
  • Description: Two-page lettercard. The front of the card shows a four line quote from the Crist of Cynewulf,[2] written in Anglo-Saxon script.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology" (accessed 26 November 2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 2004 at (accessed 26 November 2011)
  3. Autograph Card Signed (Ref: AU4228) at Maggs Bros Rare Books (accessed 26 November 2011)