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Letter to Liège University (29 January 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 letters are kept at the University Archives in Liège).
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*'''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]]''.
 
*'''Publication:''' The letters were reprinted in full in the article "Tolkien and Belgium" by [[Johan Vanhecke]], published in ''[[Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum]]''.
 
*'''Publication:''' The letters were 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 18:59, 2 June 2010

Liège University 29 January 1954 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to the Recteur of the University of Liège, written on January 29th, 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 look forward with great pleasure to the opportunity of again visiting the renowned University of Liège, for which I entertain feelings of affection and the highest regard."
― J.R.R. Tolkien (in Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum, p.56