I have no ancestors of that gifted people

I have no ancestors of that gifted people

Letter from J.R.R. Tolkein to German publishers in 1938 asking him to verify his Aryan descent.

While Iā€™m linking to Letters of Note, see this one from yesterday, ā€œ1984 vs. Brave New World.ā€ Aldous Huxley to George Orwell.