Tolkien Gateway

3 Manor Road

(Difference between revisions)
m (References)
m (Added references)
 
(2 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[Image:09 manor road.jpg|thumb|9 Manor Road in 2007 (photo: GinosGirl / Ardapedia)]]
+
[[File:9 Manor Road.jpg|thumb|3 Manor Road]]
<b>3 Manor Road</b> in Oxford was the home of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Ronald]], [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]], and [[Priscilla Tolkien]] from 1947 to 1950. They moved to this terraced house, owned by Merton College, when their previous home, the house at [[20 Northmoor Road]] became too big and costly to maintain after the boys had moved out. But quite soon they found their new home too small: there was no room that Tolkien could use as a study. Merton College promised to offer Tolkien a larger house as soon as one became available. In 1950 the Tolkiens moved to [[99 Holywell Street]].
+
'''3 Manor Road''' in Oxford was the home of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Ronald]], [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]], and [[Priscilla Tolkien]] from 1947<ref>{{L|107}}</ref> to 1950. They moved to this "tiny terraced house",<ref>{{L|241}}</ref> owned by Merton College, when their previous home, the house at [[20 Northmoor Road]] became too big and costly to maintain after the boys had moved out. But quite soon they found their new home too small: there was no room that Tolkien could use as a study. Tolkien stated that he typed out ''[[The Hobbit]]'' (once) and ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' (twice) while sitting on a bed in the attic.<ref>{{L|257}}</ref>  Merton College promised to offer Tolkien a larger house as soon as one became available. In 1950 the Tolkiens moved to [[99 Holywell Street]].<ref>{{L|107}}, postscript</ref>
  
==References==
+
{{references}}
 
*[[Christina Scull]] &ndash; [[Wayne G. Hammond]], <i>[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]</i> Part I, p. 311, 314; Part II, p. 696.
 
*[[Christina Scull]] &ndash; [[Wayne G. Hammond]], <i>[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]</i> Part I, p. 311, 314; Part II, p. 696.
  

Latest revision as of 01:54, 16 February 2013

3 Manor Road

3 Manor Road in Oxford was the home of Ronald, Edith, and Priscilla Tolkien from 1947[1] to 1950. They moved to this "tiny terraced house",[2] owned by Merton College, when their previous home, the house at 20 Northmoor Road became too big and costly to maintain after the boys had moved out. But quite soon they found their new home too small: there was no room that Tolkien could use as a study. Tolkien stated that he typed out The Hobbit (once) and The Lord of the Rings (twice) while sitting on a bed in the attic.[3] Merton College promised to offer Tolkien a larger house as soon as one became available. In 1950 the Tolkiens moved to 99 Holywell Street.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 107, (dated 7 December 1946)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 241, (dated 8-9 September 1962)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 257, (dated 16 July 1964)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 107, (dated 7 December 1946), postscript