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Dora Baggins

An aunt of Frodo Baggins

A daughter of Fosco Baggins, and the elder sister of Frodo's father Drogo. She was thus one of Frodo Baggins' aunts, as well as Bilbo's second cousin. Dora was well known for her habit of sending letters filled with copious advice to her relatives - even to her elders, such as Bilbo himself. At the time of his famous Farewell feast, she was his oldest living female relation, at the age of ninety-nine. After Bilbo's departure from the Shire, one of the gifts he left behind was marked for Dora: a waste-paper basket, in memory of the reams of advice she had sent. Dora lived for only five more years after the Party, surviving to the age of one hundred and four.

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