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'''Tobold "Old Toby" Hornblower''' was a famous [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] of [[Longbottom]] in the [[Southfarthing]] of the [[Shire]]. In his younger days, Tobold was something of a traveller, and made the eastward journey to [[Bree]] on several occasions. It was there, it is generally supposed, that he came across the cultivation and smoking of [[pipe-weed]]. Tobold must have collected some of these plants and brought them back to his own garden in Longbottom. (At least, this is the most likely version of events - Tobold himself remained silent on the matter).
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'''Tobold "Old Toby" Hornblower''' was a famous [[Hobbits|Hobbit]].
  
The [[Southfarthing]] seems to have been ideal for the growing of pipe-weed, and it became one the Shire's most important industries. Among the different varieties that were developed, one was named '[[Old Toby]]' in honour of Tobold its first grower.
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==History==
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Toby came from [[Longbottom]] in the [[Southfarthing]] of [[the Shire]]. He was the first to cultivate [[pipe-weed]] in [[the Shire]], and was quite famous for it. How he came by the weed is unknown, though [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry Brandybuck]] speculated that he had traveled to [[Bree]] in his youth and came into contact with the herbs there.<ref>{{FR|Prologue}}, "Concerning Pipe-weed"</ref><ref>{{TT|III8}}</ref><ref>{{App|B2}}</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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Tobold is a form of ''[[Wikipedia:Theudebald|Theobald]]'' which contains ''theud'' "people" and ''bald'' "bold".<ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. 31</ref>
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
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In a draft version of the chapter "[[The Road to Isengard]]", the name of this hobbit was Elias Tobiasson of Mugworth.<ref>{{WR|1|III}}, p. 36</ref> In Swedish, ''Elias Tobiasson'' is a normal [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_name#Scandinavia name of a person].<ref>Noted by [[User:Morgan]] (26 December 2010)</ref>
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In another early version of the [[legendarium]], Toby was named ''Tobias Hornblower'', and his [[Westron]] name was ''Zāra-tōbi Raspūta''.<ref>{{PM|Languages}}</ref>
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Revision as of 16:09, 14 April 2013

Tobold Hornblower
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesOld Toby
PositionCultivator of pipe-weed
LocationLongbottom
BirthThird Age
DeathThird Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tobold "Old Toby" Hornblower was a famous Hobbit.

Contents

History

Toby came from Longbottom in the Southfarthing of the Shire. He was the first to cultivate pipe-weed in the Shire, and was quite famous for it. How he came by the weed is unknown, though Merry Brandybuck speculated that he had traveled to Bree in his youth and came into contact with the herbs there.[1][2][3]

Etymology

Tobold is a form of Theobald which contains theud "people" and bald "bold".[4]

Other versions of the legendarium

In a draft version of the chapter "The Road to Isengard", the name of this hobbit was Elias Tobiasson of Mugworth.[5] In Swedish, Elias Tobiasson is a normal name of a person.[6]

In another early version of the legendarium, Toby was named Tobias Hornblower, and his Westron name was Zāra-tōbi Raspūta.[7]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Pipe-weed"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Road to Isengard"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 31
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part One: The Fall of Saruman", "The Road to Isengard", p. 36
  6. Noted by User:Morgan (26 December 2010)
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages"