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Letter to Mr Joukes

On 28 August 1967, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Mr S.E.O. Joukes (apparently a native of the Netherlands[1][2]).

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"[Arwen] means in Elvish 'noble maiden', but ... it is also a word in Welsh meaning 'greatly blessed'"


  1. René van Rossenberg, Hobbits in Holland: Leven en werk van JRR Tolkien (1892-1973), p. 36
  2. User talk:Ederchil#Dutch name, as of 30 August 2010
  3. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 706