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Letter 331

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 331
RecipientWilliam Cater
Date29 November 1971
Subject(s)Edith Tolkien's death

Letter 331 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Tolkien informed Cater that his wife had died that morning. He described her final days, saying that she showed courage and determination, which Cater had mentioned. Tolkien was utterly bereaved but his family and friends had gathered around in support. Tolkien was glad that Cater saw Edith still undimmed and said that he would treasure Cater’s 26 November letter.