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Letter 8

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


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, and Tolkien had accepted. In this letter he kindly informs the Vice Chancellor that he will resign from Leeds, but thinks back in happiness.