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TCG Letter #527 / Carpenter Letter #178


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Allen & Unwin Ltd.
Date
12 December 1955
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien described his inspiration for the Shire; that of a Warwickshire village around the time of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (1897).

Additional quotes from this letter appear in Chronology. The original is held in the Tolkien-George Allen & Unwin archives, HarperCollins.
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