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Letter 4

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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 4
RecipientEdith Bratt
DateMarch 2, 1916

Letter 4 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


This fragment of a letter was sent on 2 March 1916, to Edith. Tolkien states he has been working on his "nonsense fairy language". He tells her he longs to work on it but he holds himself back because he believes it "such a mad hobby".