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Letter 304

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 304
RecipientClyde S. Kilby
Date4 June 1968
Subject(s)Retirement

Letter 304 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

After his retirement, Tolkien went to live on the south coast of England to avoid fans. He informed Clyde S. Kilby that Allen & Unwin would forward all his mail, and only a select few would know the actual address.

[edit] Notes

  • It is not implied whether Dr. Kilby was among the selected few, but it can be inferred he was not.
  • The address was 19, Lakeside Road, BH13 6 in Poole. The house was known as Woodridings.
  • The letter was only partially published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien; for other published excerpts cf. Letter to Clyde S. Kilby (4 June 1968).