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Albus Dumbledore's letter to Harry Potter (1996)
Letter information

Albus Dumbledore


Harry Potter

Date of writing

9 July 1996[1]


Dumbledore tells Harry about his arrival at 4 Privet Drive and taking Harry to the Burrow.

Delivered via

Albus Dumbledore's owl

This letter was written by Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter on 9 July 1996. Its purpose was to tell Harry he would be picking him up at 4 Privet Drive and letting him off at The Burrow the following Friday, and that, on the way, he would take him with him to Horace Slughorn's current residence.[2]


Dear Harry,

If it is convenient to you, I shall call at number four, Privet Drive this coming Friday at eleven P.M. to escort you to the Burrow, where you have been invited to spend the remainder of your school holidays.

If you are agreeable, I should also be glad of your assistance in a matter to which I hope to attend on the way to the Burrow. I shall explain this more fully when I see you.

Kindly send your answer by return of this owl. Hoping to see you this Friday,

I am, yours most sincerely,

Albus Dumbledore


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