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Reminiscences of J.R.R. Tolkien is a page on Tolkien Gateway which collects publications of people recalling their personal experiences of J.R.R. Tolkien. Apart from their literary value, reminiscences might also be useful for scholars researching the life and works of Tolkien.


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  • Tolkien Calendar 2015: The text accompanying June, 'The Inn at Bree', contains a recollection by the artist Mary Fairburn.


  1. Discussing similarities between Karl May and Tolkien, the article includes a quote from a letter from Rayner Unwin (dated 3 August 1979): "[Christopher Tolkien] tells me that certainly Professor J. R. R. Tolkien's library did not contain any of the works of Karl May, but he would obviously not be able to say for certain that his father was unfamiliar with this author. All he can say is that as far as he knows, the similarities are coincidental."


  1. John D. Rateliff, "Tolkien and the Elephant" dated 7 April 2013, Sacnoth's Scriptorium (accessed 9 April 2013)
  2. Nancy Marie Brown, "Tolkien's Icelandic Trolls" dated 1 August 2012, God of Wednesday (blog) (accessed 2 August 2012)