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Letter to R.W. Chambers

R.W. Chambers 21 December 1933.jpg

On 21 December 1933, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to R.W. Chambers. Either with the letter or separately, Tolkien also sends Chambers a manuscript version of his poem Doworst.[1]

  • Subject: Christmas greetings.
  • Description: 1 page, handwritten.[2]
  • Publication: A transcript of the letter was published in the Monash Review, Nr. 3 (1975).

[edit] Transcription

My Dear Chambers,

Thank you for your note. I am sorry you are — or were — unwell. My very best wishes for a happy feast and for all blessings in 1934.

Yrs very sincerely,
J.R.R. Tolkien

I send you - it may possibly amuse you — a report on last year's Examinations in Oxford: held by myself, Wrenn, Brett-Smith & C.S. Lewis (whose
Pilgrim's Regress you may have read). The howlers are genuine except the nonsense about Percy S.


[edit] See also


  1. Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology", Hammond& (accessed 14 April 2014)
  2. "Fantasy that! — a Tolkien original", in Monash Review, Nr. 3 (1975), p. 2