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The dating system of the letter is not described in the Appendices but can be found in the ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]''. It is a system where "dates were usually given in official documents by the Seasons, but the old month-names ... remained in private and popular use."
 
The dating system of the letter is not described in the Appendices but can be found in the ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]''. It is a system where "dates were usually given in official documents by the Seasons, but the old month-names ... remained in private and popular use."
  
The "thirty-first day of Stirring" (echuir) of 16 N.R. represents [[23 February]] of {{SR|1436}}; the "eighth day of Spring" (ethuil) 17 N.R. represents [[2 April]] {{SR|1436}}.
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The "thirty-first day of Stirring" (echuir) of 16 N.R. represents [[February 23|23 February]] of {{SR|1436}}; the "eighth day of Spring" (ethuil) 17 N.R. represents [[2 April]] {{SR|1436}}.
  
 
1 N.R. = {{SR|1420}} = {{TA|3020}} (not {{TA|3021}} as [[Christopher Tolkien]] suggests in a footnote).  
 
1 N.R. = {{SR|1420}} = {{TA|3020}} (not {{TA|3021}} as [[Christopher Tolkien]] suggests in a footnote).  

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