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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 274
RecipientHoughton Mifflin Co.
DateJuly 28, 1965
Subject(s)Revisions to the "Part of the Shire" map

Letter 274 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Tolkien complained that the small map "Part of the Shire" was faulty, needing corrections and additions. Bucklebury Ferry, Brandy Hall, and Crickhollow were 3 miles too far north (about 4 millimeters). It was unfortunate that Brandy Hall, clearly on the river-bank, was placed where the main road ran in front instead of behind it. Also missing was the wood described in "A Short Cut to Mushrooms".[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Short Cut to Mushrooms"