Letter to Arthur Tolkien

From Tolkien Gateway

On 14 February 1896, a four-year-old J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Arthur Tolkien.[1]


I am so glad I am coming back to see you it is such a long time since we came away from you I hope the ship will bring us all back to you Mamie and Baby and me ... I am got such a big man now because I have got a man's coat and a mans [sic] bodice ... Auntie Gracie [Grace Mountain née Tolkien] has been to see us I walk every day and only ride in my mailcart a little bit ... your loving Ronald.