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| to=[[Christopher Tolkien]]
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| date=[[3 September]] [[1944]]
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| subject=[[wikipedia:G.K. Chesterton|G.K. Chesterton]]
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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of an airgraph, dated [[September 3]], [[1944]], was sent to [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]] in [[South Africa]]. Tolkien tells him of his attempts to teach [[Priscilla Tolkien|Priscilla]] the meaning of [[wikipedia:G.K. Chesterton|G.K. Chesterton]]'s ''[[wikipedia:The Ballad of the White Horse|The Ballad of the White Horse]]''. In explaining it, he realizes the poem was not as good as he thought, and Chesterton was completely oblivious to Northern culture, both Christian and Heathen.
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Tolkien told Christopher of his attempts to teach [[Priscilla Tolkien|Priscilla]] the meaning of [[wikipedia:G.K. Chesterton|G.K. Chesterton]]'s ''[[wikipedia:The Ballad of the White Horse|The Ballad of the White Horse]]''. In explaining it, he realized the poem was not as good as he thought, and Chesterton was completely oblivious to Northern culture, both Christian and Heathen.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-mail V-mail], a mail system similar to airgraph, at Wikipedia.
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Latest revision as of 23:05, 9 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 80
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
Date3 September 1944
Subject(s)G.K. Chesterton

Letter 80 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien told Christopher of his attempts to teach Priscilla the meaning of G.K. Chesterton's The Ballad of the White Horse. In explaining it, he realized the poem was not as good as he thought, and Chesterton was completely oblivious to Northern culture, both Christian and Heathen.