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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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Latest revision as of 16:17, 8 October 2011

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.