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Letter 1

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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 1
RecipientEdith Bratt
DateOctober 1914
Subject(s)The Story of Kullervo

Letter 1 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Tolkien compliments Edith for her splendid letters while calling himself a "pig" for not writing more often.[notes 1] He discusses his time training at the University Officer's Training Corps while attending his final year as an undergraduate at Oxford. He mentions a story he is working on, The Story of Kullervo.[notes 2]


  1. He had become engaged to her the prior year.
  2. It was never finished.