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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This is a fragment of a letter, sent on [[August 12]], [[1959]], to the Deputy Registrar of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Madras University of Madras], India. Shortly before, the University appointed Tolkien to member of the Board of Examiners - without consulting Tolkien. In this fragment, Tolkien respectfully declines the Examinership, as he is retired and has no interest in teaching and examining anymore.  
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The [[wikipedia:University of Madras|University of Madras]], India appointed Tolkien as a member of the Board of Examiners - without consulting Tolkien. In this fragment, Tolkien respectfully declined the Examinership, as he was retired and had no interest in teaching and examining anymore.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:15, 11 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 216
RecipientDeputy Registrar of the University of Madras
Date12 August 1959
Subject(s)Teaching

Letter 216 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

The University of Madras, India appointed Tolkien as a member of the Board of Examiners - without consulting Tolkien. In this fragment, Tolkien respectfully declined the Examinership, as he was retired and had no interest in teaching and examining anymore.