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The '''King's Writers''' were the royal scribes of [[Gondor]]. This entailed making the official records of Gondor, working directly with original sources.
 
The '''King's Writers''' were the royal scribes of [[Gondor]]. This entailed making the official records of Gondor, working directly with original sources.
  
[[Findegil]], a King's Writer of renown worked under the Kingship of [[Aragorn]] [[Elessar]] in the [[Fourth Age]] is known to have made at least one copy of the [[Red Book of Westmarch]] in [[Minas Tirith]]. Indeed, in 172 FA, he finished a copy to create the [[Thain's Book]]. This copy was the only one to include [[Bilbo|Bilbo's]] complete [[Translations from the Elvish]], which Bilbo had composed while at [[Rivendell]] during his 'retirement' there.
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[[Findegil]], a King's Writer of renown worked under the Kingship of [[Aragorn]] [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]] in the [[Fourth Age]] is known to have made at least one copy of the [[Red Book of Westmarch]] in [[Minas Tirith]]. Indeed, in {{FoA|172}}, he finished a copy to create the [[Thain's Book]]. This copy was the only one to include [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]]'s complete [[Translations from the Elvish]], which Bilbo had composed while at [[Rivendell]] during his 'retirement' there.<ref>{{FR|Records}}</ref>
  
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Revision as of 04:43, 3 April 2012

The King's Writers were the royal scribes of Gondor. This entailed making the official records of Gondor, working directly with original sources.

Findegil, a King's Writer of renown worked under the Kingship of Aragorn Aragorn II in the Fourth Age is known to have made at least one copy of the Red Book of Westmarch in Minas Tirith. Indeed, in Fo.A. 172, he finished a copy to create the Thain's Book. This copy was the only one to include Bilbo's complete Translations from the Elvish, which Bilbo had composed while at Rivendell during his 'retirement' there.[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"