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'''Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter''' ([[29 April]] [[1946]] – [[4 January]]  [[2005]]) wrote the authorised biography of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] published by [[Allen and Unwin]] in 1977, and helped edit ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'', published in [[1981]].  
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'''Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter''' ([[29 April]] [[1946]] – [[4 January]]  [[2005]]) was [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s authorised biographer.
  
He died at the young age of 58 from heart failure, a day after the anniversary of Tolkien's death. His final resting place is the [[Wolvercote Cemetery]].
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In addition to ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]'', Carpenter wrote  ''[[The Inklings (book)|The Inklings]]'' and edited ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'' (with assistance from [[Christopher Tolkien]]).
  
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He died of heart failure at the age of 58, a day after the anniversary of Tolkien's birth. He is buried in [[Wolvercote Cemetery]].
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*[[Humphrey Carpenter 21 March 1967]] (letter from Tolkien)
 
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Humphrey Carpenter
Biographical information
Born29 April 1946
Died4 January 2005
OccupationAuthor

Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter (29 April 19464 January 2005) was J.R.R. Tolkien's authorised biographer.

In addition to J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, Carpenter wrote The Inklings and edited The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (with assistance from Christopher Tolkien).

He died of heart failure at the age of 58, a day after the anniversary of Tolkien's birth. He is buried in Wolvercote Cemetery.

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