Milton Waldman 1951
- Comment: A part of this letter was orginally published as Letter 131 in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. It was also included as an introduction to the 30th Anniversary edition of The Silmarillion (2007).
- Publication: The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion and La Feuille de la Compagnie 2. An excerpt not published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien appeared in Sauron Defeated (pp. 129, 132).