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Letter to Eileen Elgar (24 December 1971)

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'''Eileen Elgar 24 December 1971''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Mrs [[Eileen Elgar]], written on [[December 24]], [[1971]].  
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'''Eileen Elgar 24 December 1971''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Mrs [[Eileen Elgar]], written on [[24 December|December 24]], [[1971]].  
  
*'''Contents:''' Tolkien writes about the death of [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]]. He also writes that he thinks [[Pauline Baynes]]'s ''Hobbit'' poster map is better than ''A Map of Middle-earth''; he is glad Elgar liked the [[Narnia]] books, although he himself is not fond of them; and he discusses the naming of pets after Hobbits (commenting that [[Hilary Tolkien|Hilary]] has a dog which is called Bilbo when being good, and Baggins when being bad).<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (2006), ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'', p. 758</ref>
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*'''Contents:''' Tolkien writes about the death of [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]]. He also writes that he thinks [[Pauline Baynes]]'s ''Hobbit'' poster map is better than ''A Map of Middle-earth''; he is glad Elgar liked the [[The Chronicles of Narnia|Narnia]] books, although he himself is not fond of them; and he discusses the naming of pets after [[Hobbits]] (commenting that [[Hilary Tolkien|Hilary]] has a dog which is called [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] when being good, and Baggins when being bad).<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (2006), ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'', p. 758</ref>
 
*'''Authenticity:''' High
 
*'''Authenticity:''' High
 
*'''Publication:''' ''[[Sotheby's English Literature and English History 6-7 December 1984]]''.
 
*'''Publication:''' ''[[Sotheby's English Literature and English History 6-7 December 1984]]''.
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"[Edith] was my ''Lúthien Tinúviel'', with her river [''sic''? as transcribed, for "raven"] hair and fair face and bright starry eyes"
 
"[Edith] was my ''Lúthien Tinúviel'', with her river [''sic''? as transcribed, for "raven"] hair and fair face and bright starry eyes"
 
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==See also==
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*[[Eileen Elgar 5 March 1964]]
 
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Revision as of 23:02, 21 June 2011

Eileen Elgar 24 December 1971 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Mrs Eileen Elgar, written on December 24, 1971.

Excerpt

"[Edith] was my Lúthien Tinúviel, with her river [sic? as transcribed, for "raven"] hair and fair face and bright starry eyes"

See also

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology, p. 758