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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter, dated [[March 18]], [[1941]], was sent to [[Michael Tolkien|Michael]]. He tells him of his [[Mabel Suffield|mother]]'s family, who are from Worcestershire. Mabel - to whom Michael owed much - was beautiful and full of wit, but died too soon for her age (38 years old), due to disease and religious persecution.
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Tolkien told [[Michael Tolkien (b. 1920)|Michael]] of his [[Mabel Suffield|mother]]'s family, who were from Worcestershire. Mabel - to whom Michael owed much - was beautiful and full of wit, but died too soon for her age (38 years old), due to disease and religious persecution.
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
Mabel Suffield and her sister were more or less erased from Suffield family history for converting to Catholicism. Tolkien considered this a grave misdeed against his mother. He would write of it again in letters [[Letter 142|142]], [[letter 250|250]] and [[letter 267|267]].
 
Mabel Suffield and her sister were more or less erased from Suffield family history for converting to Catholicism. Tolkien considered this a grave misdeed against his mother. He would write of it again in letters [[Letter 142|142]], [[letter 250|250]] and [[letter 267|267]].
 
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Latest revision as of 22:43, 9 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 44
RecipientMichael Tolkien
Date18 March 1941
Subject(s)Mabel Suffield, Catholicism

Letter 44 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien told Michael of his mother's family, who were from Worcestershire. Mabel - to whom Michael owed much - was beautiful and full of wit, but died too soon for her age (38 years old), due to disease and religious persecution.

[edit] Notes

Mabel Suffield and her sister were more or less erased from Suffield family history for converting to Catholicism. Tolkien considered this a grave misdeed against his mother. He would write of it again in letters 142, 250 and 267.