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Letter 1

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==Summary==
 
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This letter was written to [[Edith Tolkien|Edith Bratt]] at an unknown date but sometime during [[1914#October|October 1914]]. Tolkien compliments Edith while calling himself a "pig" for not writing more often – he had become engaged to her the prior year. He discusses his time training at the [[Oxford University|University]] Officer's Training Corps while attending his final year as an undergraduate at Oxford. He mentions a story he is working on, ''[[The Story of Kullervo]]'', which was never finished.
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Tolkien compliments Edith for her splendid letters while calling himself a "pig" for not writing more often.<ref group="notes">He had become engaged to her the prior year.</ref>  He discusses his time training at the [[Oxford University|University]] Officer's Training Corps while attending his final year as an undergraduate at Oxford. He mentions a story he is working on, ''[[The Story of Kullervo]]''.<ref group="notes">It was never finished.</ref>
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Latest revision as of 05:42, 6 May 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 1
RecipientEdith Bratt
DateOctober 1914
Subject(s)The Story of Kullervo

Letter 1 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien compliments Edith for her splendid letters while calling himself a "pig" for not writing more often.[notes 1] He discusses his time training at the University Officer's Training Corps while attending his final year as an undergraduate at Oxford. He mentions a story he is working on, The Story of Kullervo.[notes 2]

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  1. He had become engaged to her the prior year.
  2. It was never finished.