THE PROPERTY OF NANCY R. SMITH
TOLKIEN, J.R.R. Typed letter signed ("J.R.R. Tolkien"), to Nancy Smith. Oxford, 30 May 1966. One page, 4to, on embossed stationery.

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R. Typed letter signed ("J.R.R. Tolkien"), to Nancy Smith. Oxford, 30 May 1966. One page, 4to, on embossed stationery.

Smith had written to Tolkien asking for .... Tolkien responds with a critique of Ford Madox Ford: "I never in fact met Ford Madox Ford, nor, until quite recently, had I ever read a line that he wrote. I must admit that I am too much engaged with my own construction to be fair to other authors, but towards Ford Madox Ford I felt a quite exceptional distaste."
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