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Letter to Liège University (18 October 1954)

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The letter concerns the festivities of Tolkien's reception of an honorary doctorate at the University of Liège on [[October 2]]nd, [[1954]] (he was suggested as a candidate by [[Simonne d'Ardenne]]).
 
The letter concerns the festivities of Tolkien's reception of an honorary doctorate at the University of Liège on [[October 2]]nd, [[1954]] (he was suggested as a candidate by [[Simonne d'Ardenne]]).
  
*'''Authenticity''': High. The letter is kept at the University Archives in Liège, and is mentioned by Wayne G. Hammond Christina Scull in ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: [[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology|Chronology]]''.
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*'''Authenticity''': High. The letter is kept at the University Archives in Liège, and is mentioned by [[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] in ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: [[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology|Chronology]]''.
 
*'''Publication:''' The letter was reprinted in full in the article "Tolkien and Belgium" by [[Johan Vanhecke]], published in ''[[Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum]]''.
 
*'''Publication:''' The letter was reprinted in full in the article "Tolkien and Belgium" by [[Johan Vanhecke]], published in ''[[Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum]]''.
  

Revision as of 19:19, 2 June 2010

Liège University 18 October 1954 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to the Recteur of the University of Liège, written on October 18th, 1954.

The letter concerns the festivities of Tolkien's reception of an honorary doctorate at the University of Liège on October 2nd, 1954 (he was suggested as a candidate by Simonne d'Ardenne).

Excerpt

"I returned from Belgium to considerate pressure of business, and have been obliged to come to Ireland on academic affairs."
― J.R.R. Tolkien (in Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum, p.57)

See also