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1938

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==January==
 
==January==
* '''1''' - In a series of lectures aimed at children, [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] [[Lecture on Dragons|lectures on ''Dragons'']] in the [[University of Oxford|University]] Museum.
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* '''[[January 1|1]]''' - In a series of lectures aimed at children, [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] [[Lecture on Dragons|lectures on ''Dragons'']] in the [[University of Oxford|University]] Museum.
* '''8''' - [[Michael Graham Cox]], who would voice [[Boromir|Boromir]] in ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]]'' and [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|the 1981 radio series]], is born.
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* '''[[January 8|8]]''' - [[Michael Graham Cox]], who would voice [[Boromir|Boromir]] in ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]]'' and [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|the 1981 radio series]], is born.
* '''10''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] goes to London to rehearse his talk at the BBC, [[January 14|four days later]].  
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* '''[[January 10|10]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] goes to London to rehearse his talk at the BBC, [[January 14|four days later]].  
* '''14''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] gives a talk about ''Anglo-Saxon Verse'' on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
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* '''[[January 14|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] gives a talk about ''Anglo-Saxon Verse'' on [[BBC|BBC Radio]].
 
==February==
 
==February==
* '''1''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 21]].
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* '''[[February 1|1]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 21]].
* '''4''' -  [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 22]].
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* '''[[February 4|4]]''' -  [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 22]].
* '''14''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] gives an invitational speech at the Lovelace Society, the essay club of Worcester College, [[Oxford]]. He reads them ''The Legend of Worming Hall'', a story that would become ''[[Farmer Giles of Ham]]''.
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* '''[[February 14|14]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] gives an invitational speech at the Lovelace Society, the essay club of Worcester College, [[Oxford]]. He reads them ''The Legend of Worming Hall'', a story that would become ''[[Farmer Giles of Ham]]''.
* '''17''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 23]].
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* '''[[February 17|17]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 23]].
* '''18''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 24]].
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* '''[[February 18|18]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[Letter 24]].
* '''20''' - In response to an article in the ''Observer'' of [[January 16]], a [[Letter 25|letter]] by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] is published, explaining the name and inception of the intriguing hero, which would, according to the ''Observer'', ''"save many research students so very much trouble in the generations to come."''
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* '''[[February 20|20]]''' - In response to an article in the ''Observer'' of [[January 16]], a [[Letter 25|letter]] by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] is published, explaining the name and inception of the intriguing hero, which would, according to the ''Observer'', ''"save many research students so very much trouble in the generations to come."''
 
==March==
 
==March==
 
* '''[[March 4|4]]''' - Tolkien writes [[Letter 26]].
 
* '''[[March 4|4]]''' - Tolkien writes [[Letter 26]].
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==June==
 
==June==
* '''4''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 28]].
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* '''[[June 4|4]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 28]].
 
==July==
 
==July==
* '''24''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 31]].
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* '''[[July 24|24]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 31]].
* '''25''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 29]].
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* '''[[July 25|25]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 29]].
* '''25''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] sends an angry [[Letter 30|letter]] to a German publisher, after asking whether he was Aryan or not.  
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* '''[[July 25|25]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] sends an angry [[Letter 30|letter]] to a German publisher, after asking whether he was Aryan or not.  
* '''27''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 32]].
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* '''[[July 27|27]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 32]].
 
==August==
 
==August==
* '''31''' - Tolkien submits the finished version of Farmer Giles of Ham to [[Allen and Unwin]], but it is rejected.  
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* '''[[August 31|31]]''' - Tolkien submits the finished version of Farmer Giles of Ham to [[Allen and Unwin]], but it is rejected.  
* '''31''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 33]].
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* '''[[August 31|31]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 33]].
 
==October==
 
==October==
* '''13''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 34]].
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* '''[[October 13|13]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] writes [[letter 34]].
* '''22''' - [[Derek Jacobi]], who narrated several [[audiobooks]], is born.
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* '''[[October 22|22]]''' - [[Derek Jacobi]], who narrated several [[audiobooks]], is born.
* '''27''' - [[Lascelles Abercrombie]] dies.
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* '''[[October 27|27]]''' - [[Lascelles Abercrombie]] dies.
* '''29''' - [[Ralph Bakshi]], who would direct [[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings|the animated movie]] in [[1978]], is born.  
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* '''[[October 29|29]]''' - [[Ralph Bakshi]], who would direct [[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings|the animated movie]] in [[1978]], is born.  
 
==December==
 
==December==
* '''25''' - [[Father Christmas]] writes a [[Letters from Father Christmas|letter]] to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s children.
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* '''[[December 25|25]]''' - [[Father Christmas]] writes a [[Letters from Father Christmas|letter]] to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s children.
 
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* '''?''' - ''[[The Hobbit]]'' is published in the United States and receives the New York Herald Tribune award as best children's book of the season.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[The Hobbit]]'' is published in the United States and receives the New York Herald Tribune award as best children's book of the season.

Revision as of 11:10, 20 June 2010

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Tolkien-related events that took place in 1938.

January

February

March

June

July

August

October

December

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  • ? - The Hobbit is published in the United States and receives the New York Herald Tribune award as best children's book of the season.
  • ? - E.V. Gordon dies.
Years
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