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Letter to Miss Perry

On 29 December 1961, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Miss Perry.[1]

  • Contents: Replying to several letters from Perry, Tolkien explains the delay by not being able to remember addresses and that his papers are not in order. However, "recently I found someone willing to go through the confusion; and she had special orders to look out for certain addresses. Just before Christmas she unearthed yours".[1] Tolkien also discusses his busy schedule and his doubts about a sequel to The Lord of the Rings, ending the letter with "forgive this gloomy note".[2]
  • Description: Handwritten letter, signed, Tolkien's Sandfield Road stationery.[2]
  • Publication: Quotes and a photograph appeared in Michael Silverman Catalogue Nine (p. 32 and pl. 8).[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 583
  2. 2.0 2.1 "THE TWO TOWERS - first edition in dj with A.L.S. (sold by Dacobra Books, Tanilba Bay, NSW, Australia)", (accessed 24 June 2012)