Wayne and Christina

Addenda and Corrigenda to
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006)
Arranged by Date

by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond

This list accounts for entries posted between 11 May 2008 and 31 March 2015, of addenda and corrigenda common to the two volumes of the original edition of The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide. Elsewhere on this site may be read a comprehensive list of common addenda and corrigenda; addenda and corrigenda specific to vol. 1, the Chronology, arranged by date; and addenda and corrigenda specific to vol. 2, the Reader’s Guide, arranged by date. Significant revisions of addenda or corrigenda (as opposed to revisions of the Companion and Guide proper) are marked thus: [REVISED]. Hyperlinks are included selectively, to lead to further (especially pictorial) material; for additional links, see the supplemental bibliography of sources.

Further corrections, and many additions, were included in the second edition of the Companion and Guide, published by HarperCollins in November 2017.

31 March 2015

List of works facing the title-page: For ‘Letters by’ read ‘The Letters of’.

Index, entry for Massiah-Palmer, W.W.T.: Add reference for I 32.

Index, entry for Palmer, W.W.T.: For ‘I 32’ read ‘see Massiah-Palmer, W.W.T.’

Index, entry for Paper shortage: Add reference for I 331.

Index, entry for Rigby, G.S.: For ‘647’ read ‘648’.

6 April 2014

Works Consulted, entry for ‘Middle Earth Verse’: Add at end: ‘Attributed to Alfred Duggan.’

Index, entry for Bliss, A.J. (Alan): For ‘I 417’ read ‘I 418’.

Index, entry for Crossley-Holland, Kevin: Add citation: I 730.

Index, entry for Glasgow: Add citations: I 396, 397.

Index, entry for Glasgow, University of: Add citations: I 388, 391, 398.

Index, entry for The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm’s Son: For ‘I 430’ read ‘I 429–30’.

Index, entry for Oliphaunt: Add citation: I 270.

Copyright statement, p. [5], l. 12 from bottom: For ‘ff. 163’ read ‘f. 163’.

16 June 2013

Index, add cross-reference: Automobiles see Cars.

Index, entry for Cars: For ‘I 9, 162, 201, 231’ read ‘I 9, 162, 175, 201, 231; II 253–8, 432, 555, 590, 1038–40, 1041–2’.

Index, entry for Colburn, A.F.: For ‘Colburn’ read ‘Colborn’.

Index, add cross-reference: Motor-cars see Cars.

25 March 2013

Index, entry for Madlener, Josef: For ‘II 371–2’ read ‘II 571–2’.

31 December 2012

Index, add entry: Bizet, Georges I 29, II 616; Carmen II 616.

Index, add entry: Chopin, Frédéric II 617.

Index, entry for Faulkner, Mr and Mrs Louis: Add citation: II 616.

Index, add entry: Gounod, Charles I 29.

Index, add entry: Hérold, Ferdinand I 29.

Index, add entry: Lehár, Franz I 29.

Index, add entry: Monckton, Lionel I 29.

Index, add entry: Offenbach, Jacques I 29.

Index, add entry: Piave, Francesco Maria II 616.

Index, add entry: Sullivan, Arthur I 29, 35, II 860.

Index, add entry: Suppé, Franz von I 29, 35.

Index, add entry: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich I 29.

Index, entry for Verdi, Giuseppe, Rigoletto: Add citation: II 616.

Index, entry for Wagner, Richard: Add sub-entry: ‘Siegfried I 788, II 616’.

Index, add entry: Weber, Carl Maria von II 617.

6 May 2012

Preface, p. xiii, fourth paragraph: Here, in explaining our preferred style that ‘titles of discrete works by Tolkien . . . are italicized’, we should have taken this further to state that although in most instances such titles were those assigned by Tolkien himself, it seemed best to accept a few as assigned by Christopher Tolkien, the author’s son and chief editor, such as Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin in Unfinished Tales (rather than its author’s choice, Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin, to avoid confusion with the twenty-third chapter of The Silmarillion) and the Gnomish Lexicon (rather than the unwieldy I·Lam na·Ngoldathon). In most cases in which a title has been editorially assigned to a work by Tolkien, however, such as that given to an untitled linguistic fragment by the editors of Parma Eldalamberon, or given by ourselves in J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator to an untitled drawing, we have expressed it in quotation marks, not in italics.

Preface, p. xiv, second paragraph: We may not have made it clear that we intended our separate entries for works by Tolkien in the Reader’s Guide to be limited to those that have been published. This is true also in the present addenda and corrigenda. Unpublished works are noted in topical articles, however, such as The Fall of Arthur in ‘Arthur and the Matter of Britain’, and in the Chronology. We should also mention one semi-exception, Corrected Names of Chief Valar, which has not been published as a separate entity but partly published in The Book of Lost Tales, Part One, information from it having been included in the appendix ‘Names in the Lost Tales’.

Works Consulted, entry for Signalling: Morse, Semaphore . . ., l. 1: For ‘Edited by’ read ‘Ed.’

Index, add entry: De Camp, L. Sprague I 622, 688.

Index, add entry: Eldarinwe Leperi are Notessi II 995.

Index, entry for Lord of the Rings, The: Add sub-entry: popularity II 551–4.

Index, add entry: Popularity II 551–4; see also Fan mail; Fandom.

Index, entry for Rome, ancient: Add citation: I 106.

Index, entry for Thompson, Francis, paper on: Add citation: I 51.

Index, add entry: Watling Street I 106, 119.

Index, entry for Wayland the Smith: Add citation: I 106.

28 December 2011

Index, entry for Lewis, C.S.: Add sub-entry: ‘translation of Virgil’s Aeneid I 261, 278’.

Index, entry for Mary Michael, Sister (later Mother): Add citation: I 346.

Index, entries for Turnbull, Miss and Turnbull, R.: Combine, as these are the same person. Thus: ‘Turnbull, Miss R. I 346, 454, 456’.

Index, entry for Vergil: For ‘Vergil I 313’ read ‘Vergil see Virgil’. Both spellings of the name are used in scholarship, and ‘Vergil’ is used in the Companion and Guide in quotations, but ‘Virgil’ seems to be the standard today.

Index, entry for Virgil: For ‘I 36, 37, II 174–5, 226’ read ‘I 28, 36, 37, 38, 261, 278, 313, II 174, 175–6, 226, 357, 962’.

Index, add entry: World Science Fiction Convention I 511.

Copyright statement, p. [1]: We stated that The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm’s Son is © The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust 1975, having taken the date from what was then a relatively recent printing of the work, and verified the assignment to the Trust (as we did the whole of our long copyright notice) with the Tolkien Estate. The first printing of Beorhtnoth by George Allen & Unwin was in 1975, in a volume with Tree and Leaf and Smith of Wootton Major. The first printing of Beorhtnoth anywhere, however, was in 1953, in Essays and Studies 1953, published by the English Association. When the work was reprinted by Ballantine Books in 1966 in The Tolkien Reader, the copyright was said to be held by the English Association and dated 1953; but Rayner Unwin determined in correspondence that Tolkien himself held the copyright. The most recent publication of the work, in 2001, states it to be © The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust 1953, 2001.

14 February 2011

Works Consulted, entry for Ryan, J.S. ‘J.R.R. Tolkien: Lexicography and Other Early Linguistic Preferences’: Add: ‘Reissued in Ryan, Tolkien’s View: Windows into His World (2009), pp. 71–87.’

Works Consulted, entry for Ryan, J.S. The Shaping of Middle-earth’s Maker: Influences on the Life and Literature of J.R.R. Tolkien: Add: ‘These two essays were reissued in Ryan, Tolkien’s View: Windows into His World (2009), pp. 27–32 and 61–70 respectively.’

Works Consulted, entry for Ryan, J.S. ‘The Work and Preferences of the Professor of Old Norse at the University of Oxford from 1925 to 1945’: Add: ‘Reissued in Ryan, Tolkien’s View: Windows into His World (2009), pp. 89–96.’

Index, entry for Ryan, J.S.: For II ‘349’ read ‘350’.

23 December 2010

General Note on Addenda

In our preface to the Companion and Guide we stated that although our book ‘often will be found useful by itself . . . its purpose is equally to point to other resources in which a subject is more fully considered or differing points of view are expressed’ (p. ix). That is, we cited works of reference or criticism upon which we drew for our entries or which expand upon what we wrote, by authors whose points of view may differ one from the other. In doing so, we tried not to impose a particular interpretation – in cases of interpretation rather than of fact – and were careful not to cite (as some critics have been known to do) only those references which support our personal views, if we had any. We could not, of course, cite every work which touches upon a given subject, and we felt that in choosing works to cite we should apply our expertise in Tolkien studies and mention only those resources which were especially useful, cogent, or well written – and so to this extent, at least (and in our notation of important writings in our list of ‘Works Consulted’), we expressed our own opinion.

We have applied these same criteria when mentioning secondary literature in our ‘Addenda and Corrigenda’, but now that the Companion and Guide (in particular, the Reader’s Guide) is in print, we have chosen not to cite works which cover basically the same ground as our existing entries, but only those which take the subject in new directions, express notable new points, or express old points with particular felicity. At the same time, we have tended not to cite works dripping with jargon or written in so convoluted a style as to be unintelligible, all the worse when their subjects are inherently difficult or controversial. Tom Shippey has remarked that ‘one needs a PhD from an approved elite institution to understand postmodern literary discussion’ (Roots and Branches, p. ii), but we wonder if even those with such august credentials could endure some of what passes for Tolkien scholarship.

Works Consulted, entry for Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Biographical Register, 1880–1974, l. 1: For ‘Comp. by’ read ‘Comp.’

Works Consulted, entry for Curry, Patrick. ‘Tolkien and His Critics: A Critique’, ll. 2–3: For ‘Comare Series 2. Zurich: Walking Tree Publishers, 1999.’ read ‘Zurich: Walking Tree Publishers, 1999. Comarë Series 2.’

Works Consulted, add entry: Honey, Derek S. An Encyclopaedia of Oxford Pubs, Inns and Taverns. Usk, Monmouthshire: Oakwood Press, 1998.

Works Consulted, entry for Tolkien, Priscilla. ‘J.R.R. Tolkien and Edith Tolkien’s Stay . . .’, l. 2: For ‘p. 4–5’ read ‘pp. 4–5’.

Works Consulted, entry for ‘Tolkien’s Farewell’: For ‘1969’ read ‘1959’.

Index, entry for Society of Oxford Home-Students: Add citations: I 167, 191; II 701.

21 April 2010

Works Consulted, entry for Tolkien, John, and Priscilla Tolkien, l. 1: For ‘A Tolkien Family Album’ read ‘The Tolkien Family Album’.

Index, add cross-reference: Ardenne, Simonne Rosalie Thérèse Odile d’ see D’Ardenne, Simonne Rosalie Thérèse Odile

Index, entry for Blackwell, Basil H.: Add citation: I 772.

Index, entry for Helm’s Deep, aerial view: For ‘Helm’s Deep, aerial view’ read ‘‘Helm’s Deep’’ (assigned title as on p. 833 and in Artist and Illustrator).

17 March 2010

Works Consulted, entry for Grotta-Kurska, Daniel, l. 4: For ‘1998’ read ‘1978’.

Index, add entry: Cater, William I 669, 671, 753, 756, 757, II 280.

Index, entry for Cottage of Lost Play, The: Add citation: II 859.

Index, add entry: Language, proposed book on, with C.S. Lewis I 285.

Index, entry for Milford-on-Sea: For I ‘758’ read ‘759’.

Index, entry for Skibniewska, Maria: Add citation: II 648.

Copyright statement, p. [6], l. 7: For ‘f. 119’ read ‘f. 119v’.

27 February 2010

Index, add entry: Dormston II 638.

11 February 2009

Index, add entry: Dunne, J.W. II 565.

14 January 2009

Index, add cross-reference: Suffield, Emily Jane (aunt) see Neave, Jane (née Suffield).

Index, entry for Tolkien, Mary Jane (née Stow), l. 1: For ‘Stow’ read ‘Stowe’.

19 October 2008

Index, entry for Aldarion and Erendis: For ‘II 34–5’ read ‘II 34–7’.

Index, entry for Appearance, Tolkien’s: For ‘II 52–5’ read ‘II 52–3’.

Index, entry for Auden, W.H.: For II ‘68–70’ read ‘69–70’.

Index, entry for Bombadil Goes Boating: For II ‘119’ read ‘119–20’.

Index, entry for Chaudry, Arhar: For ‘Arhar 760’ read ‘Athar I 760’.

Index, add cross-reference: Consolation see Eucatastrophe.

Index, entry for Crist: For ‘II 223’ read ‘II 233’.

Index, entry for Good and Evil: For II ‘341–6’ read ‘341–5’.

Index, entry for Great Haywood: For II ‘351’ read ‘351–2’.

Index, entry for Halsbury, Earl of: For ‘II 373, 358–9’ read ‘II 358–9, 373’.

Index, entry for Henry Bradley, 3 Dec., 1845–23 May, 1923: For ‘23May’ read ’23 May’ (with space).

Index, add entry: J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator II 55, 114, 436, 760.

Index, entry for Lays of Beleriand, The: For II ‘492’ read ‘492–3’.

Index, entry for ‘Names of the Valar’: Add citation: II 627.

Index, entry for ‘Of the Noldor in Beleriand’: For ‘644’ read ‘II 644–6’.

Index, entry for Oxford and environs: general: For II ‘693–710’ read ‘693–713’.

Index, entry for Oxford, University of: In first sequence of citations, add: ‘II 713–25 etc.’

Index, add entry: Publishers II 796–8; see also names of individual publishers, e.g. George Allen & Unwin.

Index, entry for Quest of Erebor, The: For II ‘810–13’ read ‘810–12’.

Index, entry for Reilly, R.J.: Following the first instance of this entry, bottom of col. 1 of I 978 and II 1238, delete five draft or duplicate entries at top of col. 2 (Reincarnation of Elves to second instance of Reilly, R.J.).

Index, entry for Sidmouth: For II ‘888’ read ‘888–9’.

Index, entry for Staffordshire: For ‘454,967’ read ‘454, 967’ (with space).

Index, add cross-reference: Suffield, Mabel see Tolkien, Mabel (née Suffield).

Index, cross-reference for Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star, The: For ‘Englo’ read ‘Engla’.

Index, entry for Wyke-Smith, E.A.: For II ‘1126–30’ read ‘1130–2’.

13 September 2008

Works Consulted, entry for Shippey, T.A., The Road to Middle-earth, l. 5: For ‘withdifferent’ read ‘with different’.

5 August 2008

Index, entry for Black Mountains: Add citation: I 387.

3 August 2008

Elena Rossi has kindly compiled a list of references to Tolkien’s art in the Chronology, which we include on the present site in an edited version [WORD].

12 July 2008

Preface, p. xv, general notes on style: In the Reader’s Guide, all entries for persons whose surname begins ‘Mc’ or ‘Mac’ are alphabetized as if the name begins with Mac; thus the entry for R.B. McCallum appears before that for Gervase Mathew. Entries for works whose titles begin with ‘Of’ are alphabetized according to the first significant element, e.g. the entry for ‘Of the Beginning of Days’ (in The Silmarillion) is alphabetized under ‘Beginning’.

Index, prefatory note: For the most part, buildings, churches, hotels, pubs, etc. are entered as sub-headings under the place in which they are located, e.g. the Randolph Hotel under ‘Oxford and environs’.

Index, entry for Ashmolean Museum: Delete as separate entry; combine citations ‘II 55, 709’ with those for vol. I under ‘Oxford and environs’.

Index, add cross-reference: Blackfriars see Oxford and environs.

Index, entry for British Museum: Delete as separate entry; make a sub-heading under ‘London’.

Index, add cross-reference: Lamb and Flag see Oxford and environs.

15 June 2008

Index, entry for Application for the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professorship of Anglo-Saxon, An: For ‘1301’ read ‘130’.

Index, entry for HMHS Asturias: For ‘95’ read ‘I 95’.

Index, entry for Smith, Mr (George Allen & Unwin): Delete. The citation should appear in the entry for ‘Smith, L.G.’

Index, entry for Smith, Nancy: For I ‘654’ read ‘655’.

Index, entry for Smith of Wootton Major: For ‘I 244’ read, in second sequence, ‘II 244’.

Copyright statement, p. [2], l. 13 from bottom: For ‘13 November’ read ‘16 November’.

11 May 2008

Preface, p. xiii, fourth paragraph: In the Chronology, wherever we have inserted a reference ‘see note’, the reader is directed to the section of Notes to the Chronology beginning on p. 776 of that volume.

Preface, p. xiv, second paragraph: In general, we have written separate entries for those of Tolkien’s poems that are published in whole or in large part (i.e. more than a few lines), and are not integral with a larger literary work, e.g. the poems of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings. We have omitted separate entry only for clerihews and for the drinking songs contributed by Tolkien to Songs for the Philologists.

Index, prefatory note, ll. 9–10: For ‘Reader’s Guide’ read (boldfaced) ‘Reader’s Guide’.

Index, entry for Ambarkanta: For ‘II 41–3’ read ‘II 42–3’.

Index, entry for Barad-dûr: Add citation: II 544.

Index, add entry: ‘Brandywine Ferry’ I 213.

Index, add entry: Christmas 1933 I 171.

Index, add entry: Cirith Ungol, drawings of I 272, 335.

Index, add cross-reference: ‘Coiled Dragon’ see Hringboga Heorte Gefysed.

Index, entry for Cottage, Barnt Green, The: Add citation: I 43.

Index, add entry: ‘Dragon and Warrior’ I 145, II 86.

Index, entry for Dunharrow, drawings of: Add citation: II 544.

Index, add cross-reference: Fangorn Forest see Taur-na-Fúin.

Index, entry for Forest of Lothlorien in Spring, The: Add citation: II 544.

Index, entry for Foxglove Year: Add citation: I 43.

Index, add entry: Gargoyles, South Side, Lambourn I 34, II 104.

Index, entry for Gipsy Green: Add citation: I 104.

Index, add cross-reference: ‘Grendel’s Mere’ see Wudu Wyrtum Fæst.

Index, entry for Helm’s Deep, aerial view: Add citation: II 544.

Index, entry for Helm’s Deep and the Hornburg: Add citation: II 544.

Index, entry for High Life at Gipsy Green: For ‘II 616’ read ‘I 104, II 616, 979’.

Index, add entry: Hringboga Heorte Gefysed (‘Coiled Dragon’) I 141, II 86.

Index, add entry: Idril’s Device I 566.

Index, add entry: Isengard & Orthanc I 255.

Index, add entry: Isengard/Nan Curunir I 255.

Index, add entry: Keystone of Door I 34, II 104.

Index, add cross-reference: Kirith Ungol see Cirith Ungol.

Index, entry for Lunar Landscape: Add citation: I 132.

Index, add entry: Me and My House I 114–15, II 297.

Index, add entry: A Merry Christmas 1940 A Happy New Year 1941 I 245.

Index, entry for Minas Morgul, drawing of: For ‘drawing’ read ‘drawings’; for ‘251’ read ‘251, 271’.

Index, entry for Minas Tirith, drawings of: Add citation: II 544.

Index, entry for Moria Gate: Add citation: II 544.

Index, add entry: ‘Mountain Landscape’ I 146.

Index, entry for Neave, Jane, l. 7: For II ‘749’ read ‘750’.

Index, entry for New Lodge, Stonyhurst: Change heading from italics to roman, referring to the place rather than the work of art, and add new entry as follows.

Index, add entry: New Lodge, Stonyhurst I 321, II 981.

Index, add entry: 1931–32 N.P.B. Karhu I 162.

Index, add entry: 1932 A Merry Christmas I 166, II 298.

Index, entry for ‘Númenórean carpet’: For ‘‘Númenórean carpet’’ read ‘Númenórean Carpet’.

Index, entry for Old Man Willow: Add citation: II 544.

Index, add entry: One Page of the Book of Moria I 243.

Index, entry for Orthanc, drawings of: Add citation: II 544.

Index, add entry: ‘Quallington Carpenter’ Eastbury, Berkshire I 34, II 104.

Index, add entry: Rhyme I 224.

Index, entry for Ruins at West End of Whitby Abbey: Add citation: I 20.

Index, add entry: ‘Sketch of Whitby’ I 20, II 1101.

Index, entry for Smaug Flies Round the Lonely Mountain: Replace this title with ‘Lonely Mountain, The’ and relocate alphabetically.

Index, add entry: Smith, Philip I 748, 771.

Index, add entry: Stanburg (Steinborg) I 280.

Index, entry for Summer in Kerry: For ‘II 637’ read ‘I 376, 794, II 432, 637’.

Index, entry for Taur-na-Fúin: For ‘Taur-na-Fúin’ read ‘Taur-na-Fúin (Fangorn Forest)’.

Index, entry for Tolkien, Michael, l. 9: Delete second, extraneous citation to I 747.

Index, entry for Tolkien, Michael George, l. 7: For II ‘749’ read ‘750’.

Index, entry for Vale of Tol Sirion, The: For ‘Vale of Tol Sirion’ read ‘Vale of Sirion’.

Index, entry for Whitby: Add citation: I 20; delete continuation for ‘Sketch of Whitby’ (made its own entry and expanded).

Index, entry for Wilderland: For ‘195’ read ‘194’.

Index, entry for Wudu Wyrtum Fæst: For ‘Wudu Wyrtum Fæst I 146’ read ‘Wudu Wyrtum Fæst (‘Grendel’s Mere’) I 146, II 86’.

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