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'''Elaine Griffiths''' ([[1909]]-[[1996]]) was Fellow in English and Chair of the English Faculty Board at [[Wikipedia:St Anne's College, Oxford|St Anne's College]], [[University of Oxford|Oxford]].<ref name=Anne>[http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/about/st-annes-history/biographies-of-founding-fellows-1958.html#c2291 Biographies of Founding Fellows (1958): M. Elaine Griffiths] at [http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/ St Anne's College] (accessed 28 May 2011)</ref>
 
'''Elaine Griffiths''' ([[1909]]-[[1996]]) was Fellow in English and Chair of the English Faculty Board at [[Wikipedia:St Anne's College, Oxford|St Anne's College]], [[University of Oxford|Oxford]].<ref name=Anne>[http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/about/st-annes-history/biographies-of-founding-fellows-1958.html#c2291 Biographies of Founding Fellows (1958): M. Elaine Griffiths] at [http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/ St Anne's College] (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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After taking her degree in English, Griffiths undertook research under the supervision of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], acquiring an interest in [[Old English]] Philology.<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>
  
Tolkien signed a copy of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' to her with the dedication in [[Quenya]] ''Elainen [[tári]]n [[Perian]]dion [[ar]] [[melde]]nya [[an-|an]][[yára]]n'' (to Elaine, Queen of Hobbits and my very old friend)
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Tolkien signed a copy of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' to her with a dedication in [[Quenya]]: ''Elainen [[tári]]n [[Periando|periand]]ion [[ar]] [[melde]]nya [[an-|an]][[yára]]n'' (to Elaine, Queen of Hobbits and my very old friend).<ref>http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/856-most_expensive_Tolkien_book_in_the_world.php</ref><!-- Chronology is wrong(?), she read The Hobbit before she was graduate student under JRRT?--> The copy is currently held at collection of the [[Greisinger Museum]].<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.herr-der-ringe-film.de/v3/de/hobbit/specials_1/museum_english.php|articlename=Real eye opener - Visiting the Greisinger Museum|dated=11 January 2013|website=[http://www.herr-der-ringe-film.de/ Herr-der-Ringe-Film.de]|accessed=12 February 2013}}</ref>
<ref>http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/856-most_expensive_Tolkien_book_in_the_world.php</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 Philology.[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]

Tolkien signed a copy of The Lord of the Rings to her with a dedication in Quenya: Elainen tárin periandion ar meldenya anyáran (to Elaine, Queen of Hobbits and my very old friend).[3] The copy is currently held at collection of the Greisinger Museum.[4]

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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)
  3. http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/856-most_expensive_Tolkien_book_in_the_world.php
  4. "Real eye opener - Visiting the Greisinger Museum" dated 11 January 2013, Herr-der-Ringe-Film.de (accessed 12 February 2013)