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Letter 118

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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 118
RecipientHugh Brogan
DateUndated, possibly written at Christmas, 1948
Subject(s)Christmas Greetings, Middle-earth style

Letter 118 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Tolkien sent Hugh Brogan Christmas greetings in a note with three inscriptions. The first was a form of Angerthas not quite matching the dwarf-runes of The Lord of the Rings. The second was in Fëanorian script with tehtar (marks above consonants) while the third was in Fëanorian script with full letters for the vowels.[note 1]


  1. Christopher Tolkien, in the "Notes" section of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 118, provided a transcription for these inscriptions.