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Old 08-03-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
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I'm not sure if this thread belongs in novices and newcomers but I'll ask you all anyway!
ok, so it says in the prologue to the fellowship of the ring, that the prancing pony has been owned by the Butterbur family for a long time, as long as records say.

Does anybody know how long they've owned it for or just anything else about the Butterbur family.

I don't know anything about them so I hope somebody else does?!
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Old 08-03-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
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Eomer of the Rohirrim is a guest at the Prancing Pony.Eomer of the Rohirrim is a guest at the Prancing Pony.
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I could be wrong, but I think that's about the only reference to the Butterbur history. I know, I know, it would be nice to have a whole section of the appendices about Bree and Butterbur but sadly it's not the case.
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Old 08-03-2004, 02:57 PM   #3
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Isowen:Perhaps this thread belongs to the Books section -- they speculate on alot of topics redgarding these things...I've never thought of Butterbur too much and I've no reference to answer your inquiry. Does it even exist? I think it rare for specificities to surface for such minor characters. Forgive and correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 08-03-2004, 03:08 PM   #4
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From Encyclopedia of Arda: "An old family of Bree, that had kept the inn there, the Prancing Pony, for years beyond reckoning. The innkeeper at the time of the War of the Ring was Barliman Butterbur. " And that's all. That didn't really help at all...it seems that you have got interested in a very badly informed affair.
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Old 08-03-2004, 03:51 PM   #5
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There it is I am partly wrong -- thanks Ungoliant for that piece of information.

BTW: I know this is a beeswax question but...Isowen why do you want to know?
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:35 AM   #6
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Just curious, as I am in all affairs of Middle-Earth. But question answered. Thank you.
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Butterbur was such a funny character, you think there could have been more on him!
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:21 PM   #8
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Other then the reference in the Prologue, I don’t think there is any mention of Butterbur’s family, not even wife or children in the books.
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Other then the reference in the Prologue, I don’t think there is any mention of Butterbur’s family, not even wife or children in the books.
That is true of much more prominent families than the Butturburs...and if they are mentioned it is often only a reference to their demise. I mean Galadriel and Celeborn are about the only couple that survive all the way through the LOTR - and they split up at the end.
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