Tolkien Gateway

Tolkien Gateway is 10 years old. Sign up today to edit TG and help us grow for years to come.

Letter to Joy Hill (26 December 1971)

(Redirected from Joy Hill 26 December 1971)

On 26 December 1971, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Joy Hill.[1]

  • Subject: Tolkien writes that he wore a gift from Joy on Christmas Day "with dazzling effect". He signs the letter "J.R.R.T" and notes that his contemporaries used to write his initials as "JR2T" and pronounce them "to rhyme with dirt".[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 758