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Letter 50

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 50
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
Date25 October 1943
Subject(s)October trees, Air Raid Warden business, visiting with notables

Letter 50 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Tolkien reported to his son that the poplars were then leafless (except for one top spray), yet it was still a green and leafy late October. This time was when birches look most beautiful, with snow-white skin and remaining leaves shining fallow-gold. He had to sleep at the Area H.Q.[notes 1] that Friday, but was looking forward to visiting C.S. Lewis and C.E.M. Joad the next night.

[edit] Notes

  1. An Air Raid Wardens office in the North Oxford area.