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Before He Was Famous, Guess How Much This Author Sold His Archival Material For?

What an interesting glimpse into J.R.R Tolkien’s business! The following clip from Antiques Roadshow features a letter written by Tolkien to William Ready, director of libraries at Marquette University from 1956-1963. The content of the letter details Ready’s (successful) attempt to purchase archival material of some of Tolkien’s greatest works! And just look at that penmanship…it’s almost gothic and reminiscent of his famed novels. The signature alone is beautiful! Find out more about this letter, including its value, in the video below!

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