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Hugo Bracegirdle

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Hugo Bracegirdle
Biographical Information
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1350
ParentageBruno Bracegirdle
Physical Description

Hugo Bracegirdle was a Hobbit of the Shire.



Hugo was the eldest child of Bruno Bracegirdle, born in S.R. 1350.[1] In his lifetime, he was notorious for borrowing books from Bilbo Baggins, though he rarely returned them. After Bilbo left the Shire, he left Hugo an empty bookcase in which he could store all those books.[2]

Tolkien and Hugo Bracegirdle

J.R.R. Tolkien likened himself to Hugo Bracegirdle.[3]

Portrayal in adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game):

Hugo lives at Number Eight, Bagshot Row, a large house overlooking Sandyman's mill.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Boffin of the Yale"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  3. See Paul Drayton's recollection of his and Humphrey Carpenter's meeting with Tolkien in 1967: The Hobbit, the Musical, radio programme (London: BBC, 2012)