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(1) A Term for Stuff
A term introduced by Tolkien in the Prologue of The Fellowship of the Ring:
for anything that Hobbits had no immediate use for, but were unwilling to throw away, they called a mathom.
(2) The clubzine of the Houston Science Fiction Society.
|5||October 1970||Ed. Joe Pumilia|
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(3) A Fanzine by David N. Hall
|2||1964||25||Includes A Rider to Mathom #2|
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(4) A Fanzine by Grahame Lamb
(5) A Clubzine of the Tolkien Society
A clubzine of the Tolkien Society that was edited at various times by Tony Curtis, Jenny Curtis, Linda Heard, and Alison Boyle. It was subtitled "The Smial's Newsletter" and this was its original name. Eventually, it became part of Amon Hen.
|1||June 1982||4||Ed. Tony Curtis & Jenny Curtis; Titled The Smal's Newletter|
|2||September 1982||8||Renamed Mathom: The Smial's Newsletter|
(6) The Clubzine of The Inner Ring
The clubzine of The Inner Ring, a Tolkien club located in St. Lucia, Pullenvale, and Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. The club's other fanzine was The Ring Bearer which was more scholarly, while Mathom was more creative. Only the early issues were Tolkien-oriented; the later issues seems to have developed into a student fanzine.
|1||May 1985||10||Kathryn Anderson is editor|
|7||June 1988||13||editor is now Michael Evans|