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Letter to Mr Hart

Mr. Hart 9 May 1961.png

On 9 May 1961, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Mr Hart.[1][2]

  • Subject: Tolkien intends to visit Cambridge.
  • Publication: None.
  • Description: Typed letter, one page. Signed.

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Dear Mr. Hart,

I find myself unexpectedly able to come to Cambridge this Saturday. I am being driven over by the Warden of Merton, who will be going back on the Sunday, but I shall not myself be obliged to return until some time on Monday. As far as I can see I shall be unoccupied on Sunday. It is very short notice but I wondered if this might be of any interest to you. I have written to Mr. Dufton in the same terms.

Yours sincerely,

J.R.R. Tolkien


  1. Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology", Hammond& (accessed 24 January 2013)
  2. "Lot 1294 in Books Day 2 30/03/2012", (accessed 24 March 2012)