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People/Characters: Father Francis Xavier Morgan

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J. R. R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth by Daniel Grotta
The Tolkien Family Album by John Tolkien
Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
Tolkien: A Biography by Michael White
Tolkien: Man and Myth by Joseph Pearce

Character description

Father Francis Xavier Morgan: Catholic priest active in the early twentieth century. After the death of Mabel Suffield Tolkien, he became the guardian of J. R. R. and Hilary Tolkien. The Tolkien boys always respected him, and he did push J. R. R. Tolkien to finish college -- but it is noteworthy that Hilary did not pursue higher education (he became a fruit farmer), and that Father Morgan interfered badly in J. R. R. Tolkien's love affair with Edith Bratt. (She eventually became Edith Tolkien despite Morgan's acts, but Tolkien marriage, although it lasted more than half a century, does not seem to have been particularly happy.)

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