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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
Tolkien thanked [[wikipedia:John Giffard, 3rd Earl of Halsbury|Lord Halsbury]] in advance for whisky that Halsbury sent, and thought back of when Halsbury came to visit, on [[July 26]]. The fragment ended with a statement about [[Galadriel]]. She was "unstained", not part of the [[Oath of Fëanor|deeds]] of [[Fëanor]]. She longed for dwelling in [[Middle-earth]], and had the misfortune that at her time of departure, [[Manwë]] spoke his [[Doom of Mandos|ban on emigration]].
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Tolkien thanked [[wikipedia:John Giffard, 3rd Earl of Halsbury|Lord Halsbury]] in advance for whisky that Halsbury sent, and thought back of when Halsbury came to visit, on [[26 July|July 26]]. The fragment ended with a statement about [[Galadriel]]. She was "unstained", not part of the [[Oath of Fëanor|deeds]] of [[Fëanor]]. She longed for dwelling in [[Middle-earth]], and had the misfortune that at her time of departure, [[Manwë]] spoke his [[Doom of Mandos|ban on emigration]].
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
By stating Galadriel had no part in the crimes of Fëanor, Tolkien contradicted himself; in [[Letter 320]], he said she was a "leader in the rebellion against the [[Valar]]".
 
By stating Galadriel had no part in the crimes of Fëanor, Tolkien contradicted himself; in [[Letter 320]], he said she was a "leader in the rebellion against the [[Valar]]".
 
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Latest revision as of 21:38, 11 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 353
RecipientLord Halsbury
Date4 August 1973
Subject(s)Galadriel

Letter 353 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien thanked Lord Halsbury in advance for whisky that Halsbury sent, and thought back of when Halsbury came to visit, on July 26. The fragment ended with a statement about Galadriel. She was "unstained", not part of the deeds of Fëanor. She longed for dwelling in Middle-earth, and had the misfortune that at her time of departure, Manwë spoke his ban on emigration.

[edit] Notes

By stating Galadriel had no part in the crimes of Fëanor, Tolkien contradicted himself; in Letter 320, he said she was a "leader in the rebellion against the Valar".