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Letter to Liège University (9 September 1954)

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'''Liège University 9 September 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 [[September 9]]th, [[1954]].  
 
'''Liège University 9 September 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 [[September 9]]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 9 September 1954 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to the Rector of the University of Liège, written on September 9th, 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 also have very great pleasure in accepting to lunch on after the ceremony; but I much regret that my wife will, for reasons of health, be unable to accompany me on this occasion."
― J.R.R. Tolkien (in Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum, p.56)

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