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Letter 342

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 342
RecipientMrs. Meriel Thurston
Date9 November 1972
Subject(s)Names for a herd of cows, individual bulls, and the Elvish word for “bull”

Letter 342 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien said he was honoured by Thurston's letter and was willing that she should use Rivendell as a herd prefix, although he claimed he did not know if the actual valley would have been suitable for herd breeding. Tolkien expressed interest in names she would chose for the bulls and offered to chose or create names if she wished. The Elvish word for "bull" was MUNDO.[note 1]

[edit] Note

  1. Tolkien supplied Mrs. Thurston with cattle names in Letter 345.