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Letter to Liège University (18 October 1954)

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'''Liège University 18 October 1954''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to the Rector of the University of Liège, written on [[October 18]]th, [[1954]].  
 
'''Liège University 18 October 1954''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to the Rector of the University of Liège, written on [[October 18]]th, [[1954]].  
  
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]]).
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The letter concerns the festivities of Tolkien's reception of an honorary doctorate at the University of Liège on [[2 October|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]] and [[Christina Scull]] in ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: [[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology|Chronology]]''.
 
*'''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]]''.

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Liège University 18 October 1954 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to the Rector 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