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Letter to Mrs Parke (December 1968)

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On December 1968, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Mrs Parke.[1]

  • Contents: J.R.R. Tolkien wishes a merry Christmas and a fortunate new year to Mrs Parke.
  • Publication: None.
  • Description: One page, signed.

[edit] From the auction

1pp., 6 lines with hand-drawn Christmas holly to one corner and signed "J.R.R.T.", [1968], wishing Mrs Parke the best for Christmas and a happier and more fortunate 1969, folds, 8vo . Mrs Parke acted as driver and general helper to the Tolkiens for several hours a week, after responding to an ad in a local Bournemouth newspaper placed by Edith Tolkien.


  1. "Lot 277 - J.R.R. Tolkien Letter Signed", Live Auctioneers (accessed 21 March 2015)