Two handwritten letters penned by JRR Tolkien have been discovered for the first time, almost 50 years after the death of the Lord of the Rings author.
The previously unrecorded documents were unearthed by a volunteer working at The National Archives in Kew ahead of Tolkien Reading Day on March 25.
Encountering beautiful handwriting is like found treasure - always a pleasant surprise! It stops me in my tracks, by breaking through whatever task-oriented mindset that I was absorbed in at that moment. It reminds me that flesh-and-blood human beings still exist underneath this tsunami of technology and “progress.” The business, efficiency model seems to have enveloped much of the world, and certainly that has it’s place, but to see remarkable hand-created script is sublime, fascinating, and indescribably reassuring.
Holy cow! That is very beautiful.