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TCG Letter #1233

Arthur Tolkien
John Benjamin Tolkien
24 March 1894
Autograph Letter Signed
Arthur Tolkien writes to his father, John Benjamin Tolkien, informing him of life for his family in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.Established as South Africa in 1910.[1] He mentions the coming Easter weekend and that he will play golf and the family will have a picnic close to the links (golf course). Hilary will be Christened tomorrow (Easter Day 1894) and will be named Hilary Arthur Tolkien. They have a "splendid" nurse at home and he is not especially busy at work.

He has resigned from the cathedral choir to spend more time with Mabel and the boys.

1 Established as South Africa in 1910.
We note our thanks to Demis from the TCG for supplying details for this entry.

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