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Letter 304

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This letter, dated [[June 4]], [[1968]], is addressed to [[Clyde S. Kilby]]. After his retirement, Tolkien went to live on the south coast of England to avoid [[Tolkien fandom|fans]]. He informs Dr. Kilby that [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]] will forward all his mail, and only a selected few will know the actual address.  
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After his retirement, Tolkien went to live [[Woodridings|on the south coast]] of [[England]] to avoid [[Tolkien fandom|fans]]. He informs [[Clyde S. Kilby]] that [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]] will forward all his mail, and only a selected few will know the actual address.  
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==Notes==
It is not implied whether Dr. Kilby was among the selected few, but it can be implied that he was not.  
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* It is not implied whether Dr. Kilby was among the selected few, but it can be inferred he was not.
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* The address was 19, Lakeside Road, BH13 6 in Poole. The house was known as [[Woodridings]].
 
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Revision as of 08:52, 2 September 2010

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 304
RecipientClyde S. Kilby
DateJune 4, 1968
Subject(s)Retirement

Letter 304 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

After his retirement, Tolkien went to live on the south coast of England to avoid fans. He informs Clyde S. Kilby that Allen & Unwin will forward all his mail, and only a selected few will know the actual address.

Notes

  • It is not implied whether Dr. Kilby was among the selected few, but it can be inferred he was not.
  • The address was 19, Lakeside Road, BH13 6 in Poole. The house was known as Woodridings.