Letter to Mr Capan
- Subject: Tolkien declines an invitation to talk to the Cambridge University English Club.
- Description: One page, personal letterhead.
- Publication: A description of the letter was included in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology (p. 482).
Dear Mr. Capan,
Thank you very much for the pleasure and honour of your invitation to visit the Cambridge University English Club. I am afraid, however, that I must decline with regret. It's difficult for me to get to Cambridge in term-time, especially in the middle of the week, and I simply have not the time for the composition of any paper or address worthy of your notice and hospitality.