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Letter 1

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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.

Summary

This letter was written to Edith Bratt at an unknown date but sometime during 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 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.