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Letter 56

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This is a fragment of a letter, dated [[March 1]], [[1944]], in which J.R.R. Tolkien writes his son, [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]]. Christopher Tolkien was in an RAF training camp in [[South Africa]] since January, and his father wrote regularly.
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Christopher Tolkien was in an RAF training camp in [[South Africa]] since January, and his father wrote regularly.
  
 
The fragment has three trivial subjects. Tolkien starts his letter telling about the return of the "Useless Quack", [[Robert Havard]], who had joined the Navy medical corps and was on leave in [[Oxford]]. He then tells of [[C.S. Lewis]] and the inaccuracy of the press (concerning Mr. Lewis), and closes the letter with a remark about the weather.  
 
The fragment has three trivial subjects. Tolkien starts his letter telling about the return of the "Useless Quack", [[Robert Havard]], who had joined the Navy medical corps and was on leave in [[Oxford]]. He then tells of [[C.S. Lewis]] and the inaccuracy of the press (concerning Mr. Lewis), and closes the letter with a remark about the weather.  
  
 
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Revision as of 19:18, 30 August 2010

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 56
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
DateMarch 1, 1944
Subject(s)Inklings

Letter 56 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

Christopher Tolkien was in an RAF training camp in South Africa since January, and his father wrote regularly.

The fragment has three trivial subjects. Tolkien starts his letter telling about the return of the "Useless Quack", Robert Havard, who had joined the Navy medical corps and was on leave in Oxford. He then tells of C.S. Lewis and the inaccuracy of the press (concerning Mr. Lewis), and closes the letter with a remark about the weather.