William Ready 5 March 1959
- Subject: Gratitude for Ready's arrangement of the purchase by the Marquette University of Tolkien's manuscripts for The Lord of the Rings.
- Publication: A description of and quotations from the letter appeared in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology.
[Having received a copy of Ready's novel The Poor Hater just before his collapse, he hopes] to recover sufficient concentration soon to be able to read it, among other things