Tolkien composed to Christopher Wiseman (lamenting the rate of the progression of time) to let him know of a letter found in a heap that he had gotten in May of 1972. C.V.L. Lycett had kept in touch with him from Los Angeles to think back about King Edward's School and Tolkien needed Wiseman to hear some piece of it. Lycett told Tolkien that he had appreciated and begrudged the mind of the select cadre (which Tolkien said was never intended to be) of himself, Wiseman, G.B Smith, R.Q. Gilson, V. Trought, and Payton. Lycett said he had floated on the edges to get together the diamonds.
Tolkien reported being set up in Merton, still dynamic and enthusiastic in spite of the fact that he had been wiped out for quite a while after his 81st birthday (not joined occasions). He was presently denied of all wines and on a limited eating regimen yet at the same time permitted to smoke and devour alcoholic results of grain.