Eileen Elgar 24 December 1971
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- Contents: Tolkien writes about the death of 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 has a dog which is called Bilbo when being good, and Baggins when being bad).
- Authenticity: High
- Publication: Sotheby's English Literature and English History 6-7 December 1984.
"[Edith] was my Lúthien Tinúviel, with her river [sic? as transcribed, for "raven"] hair and fair face and bright starry eyes"