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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Happy 116th Birthday to Tolkien: photos, letter #328, and a reflection.

Posted on 2008.01.03 at 15:15

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-01-04 03:11 (UTC) (Link)
That's a lovely choice of letter you made. I do love his letters.

Me, too. I wish someone would publish more of them. I think it won't happen until Christopher dies, though. Perhaps they are too personal, in his opinion. But based on the recent books using various archives of Tolkien material, there have got to be a lot more. Thanks for posting! To the Professor!
Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2008-01-04 03:19 (UTC) (Link)
It would be great to have a collection of more of his letters--I hadn't thought of that. Thank you for posting this tribute-it reminded me to toast at 9pm. (-: And I love the extra care you took to include illuminated letter headings--you do such fine work to share with us.
Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-01-04 04:06 (UTC) (Link)
I was reminded last week by jan-u-wine to make my toast (online at the Tolkien Society's site), but forgot about it until I saw a notice in Middle-earth News.

I love the extra care you took to include illuminated letter headings

Thank you for noticing! I had a lot of fun finding suitable medieval initials to use in the text. I wanted it to look festive for the occasion, but festive in a Tolkienish way. They just needed a little trimming and resizing and, voila, into Photobucket they went. I wish I had the whole alphabet.

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