>Seconding what David said -- the 1921 and 1922 letters don't appear in
>either of the Enlish-language versions of the Christmas letters. The
>first edition also drops the 1923 and 1924 letters. Also, there are no
>letters in the collected "Letters" between 1916 and 1923, and
>Carpenter's "Biography" has little specific to say about these years.
>The family did move at least once (possibly more -- I didn't review too
>closely) during this period, so possibly the letters were lost in a
>move. "The Tolkien Family Album" records that in 1921 or 1922 John and
>Michael caught the measles at a holiday party, and the bother of dealing
>with two sick infants might have something to do with it as well, at
>least for one of the years.
Could it simply be taht there were no letters written in those years?
Is there any reference anywhere to there being letters in '21 and '22?