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TCG Letter #217 / Carpenter Letter #92


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Christopher Tolkien
Date
18 December 1944
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
In a newly publishedLetters, 2023[1] portion, Tolkien says that today is the last day for Christmas post arriving in time for Christmas and laments the way the holiday is full of labour. He has a great many letters yet to send to his brother Hilary, Michael, John and others. He continues to talk about the commercialism of this holiday.

Tolkien laments his son's stay in the Royal Air Force. He then discussed the writing plans of C.S. Lewis and himself. They were both writing at the time and considered writing a book together. He spent some time with Lewis that morning.

1 Letters, 2023
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References
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), p. 105, p. 440 (Carpenter notes)
The original two notes from this letter jump a number (1 to 2, 2 to 3) to accomodate a new note '1'.
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 162-3, p. 627 (notas de Carpenter)
Fæder his suna (Father to Son. FS) No. 68


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