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Letter 8

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter, dated [[July 22]], [[1925]], was sent to the Vice Chancellor of [[Leeds University]]. Tolkien had been elected to the Rawlinson and Bosworth professorship at [[Oxford University|Oxford]], and Tolkien had accepted. In this letter he kindly informs the Vice Chancellor that he will resign from Leeds, but thinks back in happiness.
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This fragment of a letter, dated [[1925#July|22 July 1925]], was sent to the Vice Chancellor of [[Leeds University]]. Tolkien informs the Vice Chancellor that he has been [[Letter 7|elected]] to the [[Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon|Rawlinson and Bosworth professorship]] at [[Oxford University|Oxford]], and therefore is tendering his resignation. He apologises for the brevity of his appointment at Leeds, where he had only been working five years.
 
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Revision as of 19:45, 4 August 2010

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 8
RecipientThe Vice Chancellor of Leeds University
Date22 July 1925

Letter 8 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

This fragment of a letter, dated 22 July 1925, was sent to the Vice Chancellor of Leeds University. Tolkien informs the Vice Chancellor that he has been elected to the Rawlinson and Bosworth professorship at Oxford, and therefore is tendering his resignation. He apologises for the brevity of his appointment at Leeds, where he had only been working five years.