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Edith Bratt 3 January 1913

Edith Bratt 3 January 1913 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Edith Bratt, written on 3 January 1913.[1]

  • Subject: Tolkien, who commenced the letter at midnight,[note 1] declares that his love for Edith has not changed in the last three years since they were separated and that he is willing to marry her.


  1. Tolkien turned 21 years old on 3 January 1913, and was therefore free to again contact Edith, from whom he had been separated by his custodian Father Francis Xavier Morgan.

[edit] References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, pp. 35-6