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G.H. Cowling

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In [[1920]] Cowling was lecturing at the [[University of Leeds]], as Assistant Lecturer in English Language under Tolkien and [[E.V. Gordon]].<ref name=CG/><ref name=Bay>Dr David Hansen, [http://bayeastauctions.com.au/lot_details.php?lot=177950 The Art & Book Sale 27 November 2011, Lot No. 389] at [http://bayeastauctions.com.au/ BayEastAuctions.com.au] (accessed 26 November 2011)</ref> In [[1925]], when Tolkien moved to the [[University of Oxford]], Cowling was appointed Reader.<ref name=CG>{{CG|RG}}, p. 502</ref> He subsequently moved to Australia to take up the Chair of English at the University of Melbourne in [[1928]]. The Tolkien and Cowling families remained friends; in [[1938]] they stayed with J.R.R. and [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]] at [[Oxford]] when on sabbatical leave.<ref name=Bay/>
 
In [[1920]] Cowling was lecturing at the [[University of Leeds]], as Assistant Lecturer in English Language under Tolkien and [[E.V. Gordon]].<ref name=CG/><ref name=Bay>Dr David Hansen, [http://bayeastauctions.com.au/lot_details.php?lot=177950 The Art & Book Sale 27 November 2011, Lot No. 389] at [http://bayeastauctions.com.au/ BayEastAuctions.com.au] (accessed 26 November 2011)</ref> In [[1925]], when Tolkien moved to the [[University of Oxford]], Cowling was appointed Reader.<ref name=CG>{{CG|RG}}, p. 502</ref> He subsequently moved to Australia to take up the Chair of English at the University of Melbourne in [[1928]]. The Tolkien and Cowling families remained friends; in [[1938]] they stayed with J.R.R. and [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]] at [[Oxford]] when on sabbatical leave.<ref name=Bay/>
  
His wife Muriel (Mollie) maintained contact with the Tolkien family after her husband's death, and visited the Tolkiens in [[England]] on several occasions. During such a visit in [[1955]], Muriel was given signed copies of three volumes of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' (in which Tolkien included a [[Tengwar]] inscription with a related explanation).<ref name=Bay/>
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His wife Muriel (Mollie) maintained contact with the Tolkien family after her husband's death, and visited the Tolkiens in [[England]] on several occasions. During such a visit in [[1955]], Muriel was given signed copies of three volumes of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' (in which Tolkien included a [[Tengwar]] inscription).<ref name=Bay/>
  
 
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Revision as of 21:00, 26 November 2011

George Herbert Cowling (1881-1946) was a British philologist and friend of J.R.R. Tolkien.[1]

Biography

In 1920 Cowling was lecturing at the University of Leeds, as Assistant Lecturer in English Language under Tolkien and E.V. Gordon.[2][1] In 1925, when Tolkien moved to the University of Oxford, Cowling was appointed Reader.[2] He subsequently moved to Australia to take up the Chair of English at the University of Melbourne in 1928. The Tolkien and Cowling families remained friends; in 1938 they stayed with J.R.R. and Edith at Oxford when on sabbatical leave.[1]

His wife Muriel (Mollie) maintained contact with the Tolkien family after her husband's death, and visited the Tolkiens in England on several occasions. During such a visit in 1955, Muriel was given signed copies of three volumes of The Lord of the Rings (in which Tolkien included a Tengwar inscription).[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dr David Hansen, The Art & Book Sale 27 November 2011, Lot No. 389 at BayEastAuctions.com.au (accessed 26 November 2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: II. Reader's Guide, p. 502