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Letter to Mr Capan

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On 16 December 1955, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Mr Capan.[1]

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Dear Mr. Capan,

Thank you very much for the pleasure and honour of your invitation to visit the Cambridge University English Club. I am afraid, however, that I must decline with regret. It's difficult for me to get to Cambridge in term-time, especially in the middle of the week, and I simply have not the time for the composition of any paper or address worthy of your notice and hospitality.

Yours Sincerely,

J.R.R. Tolkien.


  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 482
  2. Lot1373 (2005) at Robertedwardauctions (accessed 02 April 2014)