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Elaine Griffiths

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After taking her degree in English, Griffiths undertook research under the supervision of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], acquiring an interest in [[Old English]] Philogy.<ref name=Anne/> She soon became one of Tolkien's close friends, and was one of the early readers of a manuscript of ''[[The Hobbit]]''. It was Griffiths who suggested Susan Dagnall of [[George Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]] to borrow the typescript from Tolkien.<ref>"[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/815-The_Queen_of_Hobbits_For_Sale.php The Queen of Hobbits for Sale]" at [http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/index.php TolkienLibrary.com] (accessed 28 May 2011)</ref>
 
After taking her degree in English, Griffiths undertook research under the supervision of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], acquiring an interest in [[Old English]] Philogy.<ref name=Anne/> She soon became one of Tolkien's close friends, and was one of the early readers of a manuscript of ''[[The Hobbit]]''. It was Griffiths who suggested Susan Dagnall of [[George Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]] to borrow the typescript from Tolkien.<ref>"[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/815-The_Queen_of_Hobbits_For_Sale.php The Queen of Hobbits for Sale]" at [http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/index.php TolkienLibrary.com] (accessed 28 May 2011)</ref>
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Elaine Griffiths (1909-1996) was Fellow in English and Chair of the English Faculty Board at St Anne's College, Oxford.[1]

After taking her degree in English, Griffiths undertook research under the supervision of J.R.R. Tolkien, acquiring an interest in Old English Philogy.[1] She soon became one of Tolkien's close friends, and was one of the early readers of a manuscript of The Hobbit. It was Griffiths who suggested Susan Dagnall of Allen & Unwin to borrow the typescript from Tolkien.[2]


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographies of Founding Fellows (1958): M. Elaine Griffiths at St Anne's College (accessed 28 May 2011)
  2. "The Queen of Hobbits for Sale" at TolkienLibrary.com (accessed 28 May 2011)