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| subject=Retirement
 
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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
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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After his retirement, Tolkien went to live [[Woodridings|on the south coast]] of [[England]] to avoid [[Tolkien fandom|fans]]. He informed [[Clyde S. Kilby]] that [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]] would forward all his mail, and only a select few would know the actual address.  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
* It is not implied whether Dr. Kilby was among the selected few, but it can be inferred he was not.  
 
* 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]].
 
* The address was 19, Lakeside Road, BH13 6 in Poole. The house was known as [[Woodridings]].
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* The letter was only partially published in ''The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien''; for other published excerpts cf. [[Clyde S. Kilby 4 June 1968]].
 
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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 304
RecipientClyde S. Kilby
Date4 June 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 informed Clyde S. Kilby that Allen & Unwin would forward all his mail, and only a select few would 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.
  • The letter was only partially published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien; for other published excerpts cf. Clyde S. Kilby 4 June 1968.