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==Summary==
 
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Tolkien tells [[Priscilla Tolkien|Priscilla]] of the funeral service of [[C.S. Lewis]], who had died four days earlier. The service was attended by [[Christopher Tolkien]], [[James Dundas-Grant]], [[Robert Havard]], [[Owen Barfield]] and several others.  
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Tolkien told [[Priscilla Tolkien|Priscilla]] of the funeral service of [[C.S. Lewis]], who had died four days earlier. Tolkien had been feeling the normal feeling of a man of his age - like an old tree slowly losing its leaves.  However, the loss of Lewis had been like an axe-blow to the roots.  The service was attended by [[Christopher Tolkien]], [[James Dundas-Grant]], [[Robert Havard]], [[Owen Barfield]] and several others.  Tolkien thanked his daughter for writing.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:11, 22 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 251
RecipientPriscilla Tolkien
Date26 November 1963
Subject(s)C.S. Lewis' funeral.

Letter 251 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien told Priscilla of the funeral service of C.S. Lewis, who had died four days earlier. Tolkien had been feeling the normal feeling of a man of his age - like an old tree slowly losing its leaves. However, the loss of Lewis had been like an axe-blow to the roots. The service was attended by Christopher Tolkien, James Dundas-Grant, Robert Havard, Owen Barfield and several others. Tolkien thanked his daughter for writing.