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TCG Letter #165 / Carpenter Letter #76


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Christopher Tolkien
Date
28 July 1944
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien assured his son that he would not dream of altering Samwise Gamgee's name without his approval, but the object of altering it was to bring out the comicness, peasantry, and Englishry of this jewel among the hobbits. If he had thought of it at the beginning he would have given all hobbits English names to match the Shire.
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References
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), p. 88, p. 439 (Carpenter notes)
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 138-9, p. 626 (notas de Carpenter)
Fæder his suna (Father to Son. FS) No. 39


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