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Lily Evans's letter to Petunia Dursley

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Lily Evans' letter to Petunia Dursley
Letter information

Lily Evans


Petunia Dursley

Date of writing

31 July, 1980


Lily tells her sister that she bore his son, Harry Potter.

On or after 31 July, 1980, Lily Potter sent a letter to her elder sister Petunia Dursley announcing the birth of the former's son. However, Petunia merely and contemptuously tossed the letter in the bin after one look. This was the last known piece of correspondence between the Evans sisters before Lily's death at the hands of Lord Voldemort less than two years after the letter. Prior to the letter's delivery, Lily and Petunia had all but parted ways due to the former's magical abilities.[1]


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