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J.R.R. TOLKIEN COLLECTION

OTHER TOLKIEN WRITINGS, 1911-1976


Series Box Folder Folder Title
7 1 - Poems published by J. R. R. Tolkien, 1911-1974
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"Battle of the Eastern Field," The King Edward's School Chronicle, Vol. 26 No. 186, March 1911.
7 1 1
Untitled poem, The Stapeldon Magazine, Vol. 4 No. 20, December 1913.
7 1 1
"Goblin Feet," Oxford Poetry, 1915, Oxford: B. H. Blackwell, 1915.
7 1 1
"The Happy Mariners," The Stapeldon Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 26, June 1920.
7 1 1
"Why the Man in the Moon Came Down too Soon," The Stapeldon Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 26, June 1920.
7 1 1
"Enigmata Saxonica Nuper Inventa Duo," The Stapeldon Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 26, June 1920.
7 1 1
"Iumonna Gold Galdre Bewunden," The Gryphon, New Series Vol. 4 No. 4, January 1923.
7 1 1
"The City of the Gods," The Microcosm, edited by Dorothy Una Rateliff, Vol. 8 No. 1, Spring 1923.
7 1 1
"Tha Eadigan Saelidan (The Happy Mariners)," A Northern Venture, Leed: Swan Press, 1923.
7 1 1
"The Cat and the Fiddle: A Nursery-Rhyme Undone and its Scandalous Secret Unlocked," Yorkshire Poetry, Vol. 11 No. 19, October/November 1923.
7 1 1
"Light as Leaf on Lindentree," The Gryphon, New Series Vol. 6 No. 6, June 1925.
7 1 1
"The Nameless Land," Realities: An Anthology of Verse, edited by G. S. Tancred, London: Gay & Hancock Ltd., 1927.
7 1 1
"An Evening in Tavrobel," Leeds University Verse, 1924.
7 1 1
"The Lonely Isle," Leeds University Verse, 1924.
7 1 1
"The Princess Ni," Leeds University Verse, 1924.

JRRT
Series 7

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7 1 - Poems published by J. R. R. Tolkien, 1911-1974 (continued)
7 1 1
"Adventures in Unnatural History and Medieval Metres, being the Freaks of Fisiologus: (i) Fastitocalon, (ii) Iumbo, or ye Kinde of ye Oliphaunt," signed Fisiologus, The Stapeldon Magazine, Vol. 7 No. 40, June 1927.
7 1 1
"Progress in Bimble Town," signed K. Bagpuize, The Oxford Magazine, Vol. 50 No. 1, October 15, 1931.
7 1 1
"Errantry," The Oxford Magazine, Vol. 52 No. 5, November 9, 1933.
7 1 1
"Looney," The Oxford Magazine, Vol. 52 No. 9, January 18, 1934.
7 1 1
"The Adventures of Tom Bombadil," The Oxford Magazine, Vol. 52 No. 13, February 15, 1934.
7 1 1
"Firiel," The Chronicle, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Roehampton, 1934.
7 1 1
"The Dragon's Visit," The Oxford Magazine, Vol. 55 No. 11, February 4, 1937.
7 1 1
"Knocking at the Door," signed Oxymore, The Oxford Magazine, Vol. 55 No. 13, February 18, 1937.
7 1 1
"Iumonna Gold Galdre Bewunden," The Oxford Magazine, Vol. 55 No. 15, March 4, 1937.
7 1 1
"The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun," The Welsh Review, Vol. 4 No. 4, December 1945.  (Also includes "Lord Nann and the Fairy," written by Hersart de la Villemarque, Lyra Celtica, edited by E. A. Sharp and J. Matthay, Edinburgh, 1924.)
7 1 1
"Imram," Time and Tide, December 3, 1955.

JRRT
Series 7

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7 1 - Poems published by J. R. R. Tolkien, 1911-1974 (continued)
7 1 1
"Bilbo's Last Song (At the Grey Havens)"
7 1 1
"Once Upon a Time," Winter's Tales for Children, edited by Caroline Hillier, London: Macmillan, 1965.
7 1 1
"For W. H. A.," Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee Review, Vol. 18 No. 2, Winter 1967.
7 1 11 Auden, W. H., "A Short Ode to a Philologist," English and Medieval Studies, presented to J. R. R. Tolkien on the occasion of his 70th birthday, edited by Norman Davis and C. L. Wrenn, 1962.
7 1 - Other Publications by J. R. R. Tolkien
7 1 2
"Debating Society," unsigned, King Edward's School Chronicle, New Series, Vol. 25 No. 183, November 1910.
7 1 2
"Debating Society," unsigned, King Edward's School Chronicle, New Series, Vol. 25 No. 184, December 1910.
7 1 2
"Debating Society," unsigned, King Edward's School Chronicle, New Series, Vol. 26 No. 185, February 1911.
7 1 2
Untitled editorial, unsigned, King Edward's School Chronicle, New Series, Vol. 26 No. 187, June 1911.

JRRT
Series 7

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7 1 - Other Publications by J. R. R. Tolkien (continued)
7 1 2
"Debating Society," unsigned, King Edward's School Chronicle, New Series, Vol. 26 No. 187, June 1911.
7 1 2
Untitled editorial, unsigned, King Edward's School Chronicle, New Series, Vol. 26 No. 188, July 1911.
7 1 2
Editor of A Spring Harvest by Geoffrey Bache Smith, with prefatory note, London: Erskine MacDonald, 1918.
7 1 2
"Holy Maidenhood," unsigned, Times Literary Supplement, London, April 26, 1923.  Review of Hali Meidenhad: An Alliterative Prose Homily of the Thirteenth Century, ed. F. J. Furnivall, Early English Text Society, 1923.
7 1 -
The Year's Work in English Studies
7 1 2
Volume 4 (1923), "Part II, Philology: General Works," 1924
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Volume 5 (1924), "Part II, Philology: General Works," 1926
7 1 2
Volume 6 (1925), "Part II, Philology: General Works," 1927
7 1 2
"Some Contributions to Middle-English Lexicography," Review of English Studies, Vol. 1 No. 2, April 1925.
7 1 2
"The Devil's Coach-Horses," Review of English Studies, Vol. 1 No. 3, July 1925.
7 1 2
Foreword, A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District, Walter E. Haigh, London: Oxford University Press, 1928.
7 1 2
"Ancrene Wisse and Hali Meidhad," Essays and Studies, Vol. 14, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1929.

JRRT
Series 7

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7 1 - Other Publications by J. R. R. Tolkien (continued)
7 1 2
"The Oxford English School," The Oxford Magazine, Vol. 48 No. 21, May 29, 1930.
7 1 3
"Appendix I: The Name "'Nodens,'" Report on the Excavation of the Prehistoric, Roman, and Post-Roman Site in Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1932.
7 1 3
"Sigelwara Land [Part 1]," Medium Aevum, Oxford, Vol. 1 No. 3, December 1932.
7 1 3
"Sigelwara Land [Part 2]," Medium Aevum, Oxford, Vol. 3 No. 2, June 1934.
7 1 3
"Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale," Transactions of the Philological Society, 1934.
7 1 3
"Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics," from reprint in An Anthology of Beowulf Criticism, edited by Lewis Nicholson, University of Notre Dame Press, 1963.
7 1 4
"MS. Bodley 34: A re-collation of a collation," Studia neophilologica, Vol. 20, 1947-1948.
7 1 4
"'[Iththlen]' in Sawles Warde," English Studies, Amsterdam, Vol. 28 No. 6, December 1947.
7 1 4
"A Fourteenth-Century Romance," Radio Times, London, December 4, 1953.
7 1 4
"Middle English 'Losenger:' Sketch of an Etymological and Semantic Inquiry," Essais de Philologie Moderne, University of Liege, 1953.  Photocopy is of an original owned and hand-edited by Tolkien.
7 1 4
Preface, The Ancrene Riwle, translated by M. B. Salu, University of Notre Dame Press, 1955.
7 1 4
Prefatory Note, The Old English Apollonius of Tyre, edited by Peter Goolden, Oxford English Monographs, 1958.
7 1 4
"English and Welsh," Angles and Britons, O'Donnell Lectures, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1963.

JRRT
Series 7

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7 1 5 Songs for the Philologists, privately printed in and for the Department of English at University College, London, 1936.   Photocopy is of Tolkien's personal copy with handwritten notes and corrections.
7 1 - Auction advertisements for the letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, 1943-1965
7 1 6
Letter dated January 29, 1943 to J. L. N. O'Loughlin.
7 1 6
Letter dated January 18, 1948 to J. L. N. O'Loughlin
7 1 6
Letter dated (probably) April 1956 to H. Cotton Minchin [Carpenter #187]
7 1 6
Letter dated September 22, 1963 to Eileen Elgar [Carpenter #246]
7 1 6
Letter dated October 30, 1965 to J. L. N. O'Loughlin
7 1 6
Letter dated September 26, 1947 to "My dear Jennifer" [Paxman] signed "Uncle Ronald" offering advice about Oxford colleges, and discussing misprints in The Hobbit, the development of Runes, and the various editions of The Hobbit.
7 1 6
Letter dated April 12, 1956 to "Mr. Earle" on the origin and pronunciation of his surname, offered for sale by DMK Books with The Lord of the Rings in 3 volumes, First Editions in dust jackets, George Allwen & Unwin, London 1954-1955
7 1 6
"The Top 10 Most Expensive Copies of The Hobbit sold on AbeBooks," http://www.abebooks.com, Date Accessed: October 10, 2007
7 1 7 Obituary for J. R. R. Tolkien, the London Times, September 3, 1973.
7 1 7 Photocopy of pamphlet from Memorial Service for J. R. R. Tolkien, Merton College Chapel, November 17, 1973.
7 1 7 Account of memorial service, London Times, November 23, 1973.
7 1 7 Obituary for Reverend A. G. Mathew, former member of the "Inklings," London Times, April 6, 1976.
7 1 7 Coveney, Michael, "Beowulf," Financial Times, March 21, 1979.  Review of puppet performance of Beowulf at St. George's Theater, referencing the Tolkien family.

JRRT
Series 7

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7 1 9 Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to The Catholic Herald responding to a reader's question about the etymology of the name "Coventry," February 25, 1945.
7 1 9 "Tolkien on Tolkien," The Diplomat, Vol. 28 No. 197, October 1966.  Article by J. R. R. Tolkien explaining the writing process of The Lord of the Rings and refuting that it has an allegorical nature.
7 1 9 "Speech by the Public Orator," speech given at the presentation of an honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters to J. R. R. Tolkien by Oxford University on June 8, 1972.
7 1 9 Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to The Daily Telegraph on July 4, 1972, expressing displeasure with the use of his name in connection with the concept of "gloom."  [Carpenter #339]
7 1 9 Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien that accompanied his writing desk when it went up for auction explaining that most of his writing had taken place there.  Dated July 27, 1972, at Merton College, Oxford.
7 1 9 Letter to Elizabeth Jennings, dated December 2, 1955, congratulating her on the publication of A Way of Looking and discussing the merits of W. H. Auden's Shield of Achilles.

JRRT
Series 7

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7 1 - Tolkien correspondence concerning his fiction and poetry. Except when noted all letters are photocopies.
7 1 -
Correspondence with Rhona Beare
7 1 8
Letter to Rhona Beare from J. R. R. Tolkien, dated October 14, 1958. [Carpenter #211]
7 1 8
Transcript of letter to Rhona Beare, dated October 14, 1958.
7 1 8
Letter to Rhona Beare, dated June 8, 1961. [Carpenter #230]
7 1 8
Letter to Rhona Beare, dated June 25, 1963. [Carpenter #245]
7 1 8
Transcript of letter to Rhona Beare, dated June 25, 1963.
7 1 8
Letter from Rhona Beare to John Rateliff, explaining content of letters.
7 1 10
Letter to the editor of The Observer, in response to questions about the etymology of the word "hobbit," Sunday, February 20, 1938.  [Carpenter #25]
7 1 10
Portion of a letter to Milton Waldman in attempt to find publisher for The Lord of the Rings, circa 1951.  Donated by Edward Kloczko.  [Carpenter #131]
7 1 10
Letter to Naomi Mitchison, dated December 8, 1955, relating J. R. R. Tolkien's reaction to the BBC adaptations of The Lord of the Rings.  [Carpenter #176]
7 1 10
Letter to Mrs. Rachael Feichtmeir, dated December 21, 1955. Photocopy of original and transcript.  Original letter is temporarily in Series 3 - Mss 4, Box 4/2/42.   Gift of Ms. Rachael Balyeat, May 2014.
7 1 -
Correspondence with Marquette University.  All letters are photocopies.
7 1 10
Excerpts of Tolkien letters from William Ready's The Tolkien Relation (New York: Warner Books, 1968), showing intention of J. R. R. Tolkien to visit the university, circa 1957.
7 1 10
Official letter to Director of Libraries at Marquette University, dated August 5, 1957, detailing intention to visit Marquette the following spring.
7 1 10
Private letter to Director of Libraries at Marquette University, dated August 5, 1957, to determine the practicalities of the visit to Marquette.
7 1 10
Private letter to William Ready, Director of Marquette University Archives, dated August 6, 1957, responding to Ready's letter of June 17 and informing him of his intention to visit Marquette in 1958.
7 1 10
Official letter to J. R. R. Tolkien from Director of Libraries at Marquette University, dated September 26, 1957,  acknowledging Tolkien's acceptance of the offer to visit.
7 1 10
Private letter to J. R. R. Tolkien from Director of Libraries at Marquette, dated September 26, 1957, making arrangements for a visit by Tolkien the following spring.
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to William Ready, Director of Marquette University Archives, dated March 5, 1959, thanking Marquette University for receipt of money for the purchase of The Lord of the Rings.
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to William Ready, Director of Marquette University Archives, February 1959, making arrangements for the transfer of money through Bertram Rota for the purchase of the original manuscripts of The Lord of the Rings.
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to The Librarian at Marquette, dated August 3, 1965, seeking photostatic copies of items needed for the revision of The Lord of the Rings.
7 1 10
Excerpt from letter to Caroline Everett from J. R. R. Tolkien, dated June 24, 1957, discussing autobiographical material.  [Carpenter #199]

 

Series Box Folder Folder Title
7 1 - Tolkien correspondence concerning his fiction and poetry. Except when noted all letters are photocopies. (continued)
7 1 10
Blank letter, with no addressee, n.d. 
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to Deborah Webster, dated October 25, 1958, discussing some personal characteristics. [Carpenter #213]
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to Mrs. E. C. Ossen Drijver, dated January 5, 1961, photocopied from Tolkien's original handwritten.  [Carpenter #227]
7 1 10
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to his aunt, Jane Neave, dated November 15, 1961.   Photocopy of original.  Original letter is temporarily in Series 3 - Mss 4, Box 4/2/40.  Blackwelder/Tolkien Archives Fund purchase, 2003.
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to his his aunt, Jane Neave, dated November 22, 1961, photocopied from Tolkien's original typewritten copy.  Donated by Edward Kloczko.   [Carpenter #234]
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to Mr. [sic] Ossendrijver, dated December 6, 1963, photocopied from Tolkien's original typewritten copy.
7 1 10
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mrs. Nancy Smith (indexer of The Lord of the Rings), dated December 25, 1963.   Photocopy of original and transcript.  Original letter is temporarily in Series 3 - Mss 4, Box 4/2/39.   Blackwelder/Tolkien Archives Fund purchase, 2002.
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to Justin [?], dated January 18, 1964, apologizing for the lateness of The Silmarillion.  Photocopy of Tolkien's original handwritten letter.
7 1 10
Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Joan O. Falconer, dated January 24, 1965, responding to a letter that inquired about the character Master Samwise.  Photocopy of Tolkien's original typescript letter.  Also includes a photocopy of Ms. Falconer's letter to J.R.R. Tolkien, dated January 17, 1965. Original letter by J.R.R. Tolkien is temporarily in Series 3 - Mss 4, Box 4/2/41.   Blackwelder/Tolkien Archives Fund purchase, 2009.
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to Christine Jones, dated December 9, 1965, expressing gratitude for her correspondence.  Photocopy of original typewritten letter.
7 1 10
Transcription of letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to author Gene Wolfe, dated November 7, 1966, with some of Wolfe's additional thoughts on speaking to Tolkien.
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to David L. Sands, dated February 8, 1967, expressing approval for a proposed Spanish language translation of his works. Photocopy of original typewritten letter. Donated by Eduardo Segura.
7 1 10
Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to Miss M. Felver, dated March 29, 1967, expressing gratitude for her correspondence. Photocopy of original typewritten letter. Donated by Madeline F. Hooper.
7 1 10
Transcription of letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to William White, dated September 11, 1967, discussing the origins of the "Inklings."  [Carpenter #298]
7 1 10 Transcription of excerpt of an unpublished letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to Dick Plotz, detailing different forms of the Elvish language, circa 1967-1968.
7 1 10 Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to the president of the Tolkien Society, dated April 8, 1968, expressing displeasure about the upcoming publication by William Ready on The Lord of the Rings.  Photocopied from the original typewritten letter.
7 1 10 Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to Robert Havard, dated August 2, probably 1968.  Photocopied from the original handwritten letter.
7 1 10 Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to Edmund Meskys, president of the Tolkien Society of America, dated February 2, 1972, explaining the use of numeric systems in The Lord of the Rings.  Photocopied from the original typewritten letter.
7 1 10 Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to Richard Jeffery, dated December 17, 1972.  Photocopied from the original handwritten letter.   Donated by Edward Kloczko.  [Carpenter #347]
7 1 10 Draft of a letter from J. R. R. Tolkien to "Adrian" after a visit to Cambridge from JRRT, undated.
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