Priscilla Tolkien

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Priscilla in 2005
"So please forgive me, dear Priscilla,
If I pretend you rhyme with pillow!
"
J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters from Father Christmas

Priscilla Mary Anne Reuel Tolkien (June 18, 1929February 28, 2022[1]) was J.R.R. Tolkien's only daughter, the sister of Christopher Tolkien, Michael Tolkien, and John Tolkien. Before retiring she was a social worker.

Priscilla Tolkien was Honorary Vice-President of The Tolkien Society from 1986 until her death, and for many years she was a host to members of the Society at Oxonmoot.

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Books[edit]

Articles[edit]

  • 1976: Amon Hen 23 (December)
    • "My Father the Artist" (pp. 6-7)
  • 1976: Over 21, December
    • "Priscilla Tolkien Talks to Shirley Lowe" (p. 32)
  • 1977: Amon Hen 29 ([?]November)
    • "Talk Given at the Church House Westminster on 16.9.77 by Priscilla Tolkien" (pp. 4-6)
  • 1978: Mallorn 12
    • "The Biography"
  • 1992: A Tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien, 3 January 1892-2 September 1973: Centenary. Ed. Rosemary Gray. Pretoria: Unisa Medieval Association.
    • Foreword (pp. vii-x)
  • 1992: The Brown Book (December)
    • "Memories of J.R.R. Tolkien in His Centenary Year" (pp. 12-14)
  • 1992: Oxford Today 5, no.1 (Michaelmas)
    • "News from the North Pole" (pp. 8-9)
  • 1993: Angerthas 34 (July)
    • "J.R.R. Tolkien and Edith Tolkien's Stay in Staffordshire 1916, 1917 and 1918" (pp. 4-5)
  • 2004: PN Review 31, no.1 (September-October)
    • "Beginnings and Endings" (pp. 9-10)
  • 2012: The Saga of Hrolf Kraki
    • Foreword
  • 2015: tolkienestate.com

Filmography[edit]

Reminiscence[edit]

Priscilla Tolkien, speaking at this year's Oxonmoot, said that the publishing of "Mr Bliss" was a pleasure for her as it brought back memories of having listened to its reading as a child
—Joseph Houghton, "First Impressions of Mr Bliss" in Amon Hen 59 (December 1982)

Family Tree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edith Bratt
 
J.R.R. Tolkien
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Tolkien
 
Michael Tolkien
 
Faith Faulconbridge
 
Christopher Tolkien
 
Baillie Tolkien
 
Priscilla Tolkien
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simon Tolkien
 
 
Adam Tolkien
 
Rachel Tolkien


References

  1. "In memory of Priscilla Tolkien", Lady Margaret Hall (accessed 5 October 2022)

External links[edit]

The Tolkien Society
President: J.R.R. Tolkien · Vice-president: Priscilla Tolkien · Chair: Shaun Gunner
Topics History (Letter to Vera Chapman and the Tolkien Society) · Archives · Awards · Enyalië · Smials · Tolkien to the World · Tolkien fandom
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Conferences Oxonmoot (annual, 1974-present) · J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference (1992) · Tolkien 2005: The Ring Goes Ever On (2005) · The Return of the Ring (2012) · Tolkien 2019 (2019)
Publications Journals Belladonna's Broadsheet (1969-1970) · Mallorn (1970-present) · The Tolkien Society Bulletin (1970-1971) · Andúril (1972) · Amon Hen (1972-present) · Quettar (1980-1995)
Books An Extrapolation on The Silmarillion (1975) · The Trees, the Jewels and the Rings (1977) · Tolkien in Oxford: The Tolkien Society Guide (1978) · The Tolkien Society Songbook (1985) · Tolkien and Romanticism (1988) · Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference (1995) · The Oxonmoot Songbook (1997) · The Filking Songbook (2001) · The Tolkien Society Guide to Oxford (2005) · Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference (2008) · Tolkien 2005 Souvenir Book (2009) · Proceedings of the Tolkien Society Conference 2012 (2016)
Peter Roe Books 1. Some Light on Middle-earth (1985) · 2. Leaves from the Tree (1991) · 3. The First and Second Ages (1992) · 4. Travel and Communication in Tolkien's Worlds (1996) · 5. Digging Potatoes, Growing Trees, vol. 1 (1997) · 6. Digging Potatoes, Growing Trees, vol. 2 (1998) · 7. Tolkien, the Sea and Scandinavia (1999) · 8. The Ways of Creative Mythologies (2000) · 9. Tolkien: A Mythology for England? (2000) · 10. The Best of Amon Hen, vol. 1 (2000) · 11. Digging Potatoes, Growing Trees, vol. 3 (2001) · 12. Sindarin Lexicon (2001) · 13. The Best of Amon Hen, vol. 2 (2002) · 14. Tolkien: Influenced and Influencing (2005)· 15. Freedom, Fate and Choice in Middle-earth (2012) · 16. Journeys & Destinations (2015) · 17. Death and Immortality in Middle-earth (2017) · 18. Poetry and Song in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien (2018) · 19. Tolkien the Pagan? (2019)