Letter to Sue Parman
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- Subject: Reply to a fan, who had sent Tolkien a tape of music inspired by Tolkien's poetry.
- Description: handwritten, signed letter, sent from 76 Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford.
- Publication: Excerpts were published in The Antioch Review (Winter 2015, Volume 73, Number 1).
Dear Miss Parman,
I received your 'Scotch tape'a few days ago (2/6/64), and also rescued your letter in a torn condition from the adhesive tapes. I must thank you warmly for your interest and attention. At present the tape of songs is silent, I fear: I have no machine for playing it. Also after a period of severe troubles, and personal illness, I am more than short of time, and behind with various contracts. I am also to add to my difficulties at present without a secretary. Owing to my wife's ill health I am obliged shortly to leave home for some time in search of less damp and more warmth. I shall not be here (as above) after June 22 for some time, but the above address will find me eventually. Yours sincerely, JRR Tolkien.
- Letter to George Sayer (24 June 1953) (also dealing with a tape machine)
- Montaigne's Tower: For Beregond, who asked (Sue Parman presenting the letter)