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Letter 288

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 288
RecipientNorman Davis
Date10 May 1966
Subject(s)Commemorative Bust

Letter 288 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien wrote to Norman Davis of Oxford University concerning a bust of Tolkien, due to be presented to the Faculty of English Library. It was made by Faith, Christopher Tolkien's (first) wife. Because Tolkien himself had his doubts about the durability of plaster, he offered to let it be set in bronze at his own expense.

[edit] Notes

  • The bust was bronzed and presented to the Oxford English Faculty in 1966. It is still on display in the English Faculty Library.