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TCG Letter #90 / Carpenter Letter #56


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Christopher Tolkien
Date
1 March 1944
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien mentions the return of the "Useless Quack", Robert Havard, who had joined the Navy medical corps and was on leave in Oxford. He then told of C.S. Lewis and the inaccuracy of the press (concerning Mr. Lewis), and closed the letter with a remark about the weather.

In the 2023 revised edition of Letters, a section at the top is restored where Tolkien remarks that while at breakfast he and Edith received Christopher's “EFM code cable”see https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nzlscant/letters_home.htm for more information on communication between servicemen overseas and their families.[1] , and mentions a few more details of communcation attempts back and forth between them. Tolkien hopes that Christopher may be able to visit Bloemfontein, where Tolkien was born.

1 see https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nzlscant/letters_home.htm for more information on communication between servicemen overseas and their families.
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References
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), p. 68, p. 438 (Carpenter note)
Please note that in 'Letters', 1981, this letter had a single note from Carpenter, the newly published expanded version has 3, the original note is now renumbered as 'Note 3'.
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 109-11, p. 623 (notas de Carpenter)
Fæder his suna (Father to Son. FS) No. 6


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