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TCG Letter #1 / Carpenter Letter #1


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Edith Bratt
Date
c. 23 (or 26*) October 1914
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Written during Tolkien's final undergraduate year at Oxford. Describes his studies and social interactions.

Note on the dating of this letter: Humphrey Carpenter dated this letter as October 1914, and Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull dated the letter more closely to c. 23 October 1914 in the Companion and Guide: Chronology, but then redated the letter to c. 22 October 1914 on their website.
https://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/chronology2.html)[1]

*Lucy McCann from the Bodleian archives has alerted us to another possible dating which is still being investigated, that being 26 October, 1914.Private correspondence.[2]

1 https://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/chronology2.html)
2 Private correspondence.
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