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Tolkien's letters contain an incredible amount of information about his thoughts regarding a vast range of topics, both about his writings and his general philosophy. We have created this forum to facillitate discussion about individual letters. All are welcome to start new threads. We suggest that the threads be titled with the letter number, and then a short subtitle giving the basic subject of the letter, if possible.
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Post by N.E. Brigand »

Here are a couple links that might be useful:

FAQ Guide to Letters
This is a thematically-organized list of questions with pointers to the letters that provide the answers.

Chronological Contents for Letters
Derived from the FAQ list, this gives brief descriptions for all the letters in order of appearance.

And the following items may or may not be helpful for future discussions, but the second list was used to organize a serial discussion of Letters that ran on TORN from June 2005 to April 2006, as follows:

Introduction (Part 1); Letters #1-17 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6); #18-28 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8); #29-38 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); #39-57 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7); #43, 49 (Parts 1, 2, 3); #58-72 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); #73-80 (Parts 1, 2, 3); #81-89 (Parts 1, 2, 3); #90-97 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4); #98-109 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4); #110-122 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4); #123-130 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4); #131 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10); #132-152 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); #144, 153 (Parts 1, 2, 3); #154-156 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4); #157-165, 199, 257 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); #166-180, 182 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); #181-192-192 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); #183-197 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8); #193-194, 198, 201-202 (Part 1); #200-209 (Parts 1, 2, 3); #207-210 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25); #211-212 (Parts 1, 2); #213-216 (Parts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5); #217-230 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); #231-243 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6); #244-245, 247 (Parts 1, 2, 3); #246 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4); #248-268 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); #269-293 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4); #294-298 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6); #299-310 (Parts 1, 2, 3); #311-325, 348, 353 (Parts 1, 2, 3); #326-338 (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); #339-354 (Part 1); Summary (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
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Thanks, N.E.B.! (You're amazing, as always!)
"Spirits in the shape of hawks and eagles flew ever to and from his halls; and their eyes could see to the depths of the seas, and pierce the hidden caverns beneath the world."
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