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TCG Letter #92 / Carpenter Letter #58


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Christopher Tolkien
Date
3 April 1944
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien told a story about finding himself in a carriage with an R.A.F. officer and a very nice young American Officer.

A stroll around Tolkien's hometown revealed only one piece of war wreckage but much more damage due to great flat featureless modern buildings. If Christopher could imagine building better than most Oxford colleges replace by girls' council schools, he would understand.

In a newly published portion,Letters, 2023[1] Tolkien continues to describe his walk where he met a man who shook his hand. He describes his hometown in some detail.

Priscilla breaks up for holiday from tomorrow, and Tolkien has been invited by Gwyn Jones to Aberystwyth during the break.

Tolkien says that he has not heard from either John or Michael. He apologizes that this letter been all about himself, saying that he relies on Edith to send the local news.

1 Letters, 2023
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References
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), pp. 69-70, p. 438 (Carpenter note)
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 112-5, pp. 623-4 (notas de Carpenter)
Fæder his suna (Father to Son. FS) No. 13


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