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*The death of [[Hilary Tolkien]]'s wife Magdalen on 5 April
 
*The death of [[Hilary Tolkien]]'s wife Magdalen on 5 April
*Her requim and burial perfomed by [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]] and Ronald's son [[John Tolkien|John]]
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*Her requiem and burial perfomed by [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]] and Ronald's son [[John Tolkien|John]]
 
*Hilary's son Gabriel, wife and children moving from Wesham to live with him
 
*Hilary's son Gabriel, wife and children moving from Wesham to live with him
 
*Edith's March fall and resultant injuries
 
*Edith's March fall and resultant injuries
 
*Pending visits from son John and daughter [[Priscilla Tolkien|Priscilla]]
 
*Pending visits from son John and daughter [[Priscilla Tolkien|Priscilla]]
*The "Canadian dauhter-in-law" [[Baillie Tolkien|Baillie]] in Winnipeg
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*The "Canadian daughter-in-law" [[Baillie Tolkien|Baillie]] in Winnipeg
 
*Ronald's [[1968]] "accident" and their move to Poole
 
*Ronald's [[1968]] "accident" and their move to Poole
 
*Canada's "troubles" in 1970
 
*Canada's "troubles" in 1970
 
*Ronald's desire to visit [[:Category:Canada|Canada]] and [[:Category:South Africa|South Africa]]
 
*Ronald's desire to visit [[:Category:Canada|Canada]] and [[:Category:South Africa|South Africa]]
*A happy summer visit from "Ding" — "an amazing person"  
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*A happy summer visit from "[[Dorothy Wood|Ding]]" — "an amazing person"  
 
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W.A.R. Hadley 14 December 1970 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to W.A.R. Hadley, written on 14 December 1970.[1]

  • Subject: Christmas letter with updates on the Tolkien family happenings of 1970.
  • Publication: None.

Contents

The letter include references to:[1]

  • The death of Hilary Tolkien's wife Magdalen on 5 April
  • Her requiem and burial perfomed by Edith and Ronald's son John
  • Hilary's son Gabriel, wife and children moving from Wesham to live with him
  • Edith's March fall and resultant injuries
  • Pending visits from son John and daughter Priscilla
  • The "Canadian daughter-in-law" Baillie in Winnipeg
  • Ronald's 1968 "accident" and their move to Poole
  • Canada's "troubles" in 1970
  • Ronald's desire to visit Canada and South Africa
  • A happy summer visit from "Ding" — "an amazing person"

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pieter Collier, "#CLP0166 - J.R.R. Tolkien Airmail Family letter of 14 December 1970 and photograph" , Tolkien Library (accessed 19 March 2012)