The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien

Posted by Joel Heck on Saturday, June 15, 2013

There is actually one step prior to doing more of Warren Lewis's diaries--The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien. This update is based on additional information that has come from reading the first half of The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien. Occasionally, I was able to remove the word “presumably” from a date that the Inklings met, added some data from meetings between Jack and Tollers, an occasional reference to an Inklings meeting not otherwise noted, footnoted some references more accurately (instead of using William Griffin’s Clive Staples Lewis, which was drawing on Tolkien’s letters), and, though I had previously worked through the index of Tolkien’s letters and its references to Jack, added some additional information because of a closer reading. A lot of the additional information (about a thousand words) has to do with the progress Tolkien made on writing The Lord of the Rings, which I include only because Jack was such an influence on that book and heard the book read chapter by chapter at Inklings meetings.


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