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TCG Letter #41


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Arthur Tolkien
Date
14 February 1896
Type
Autograph Letter Signed
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Complete
This letter to Arthur Tolkien, father of Ronald and Hilary, was dictated by Tolkien to his nurse, but was never sent since his mother Mabel received a telegram on the same day saying that Arthur had haemorrhaged (he died the following day).

It is the earliest known letter composed by Tolkien.

The letter is held at the Bodleian Library (Family papers 1/33(9)).
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