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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]].  
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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 [[Wikipedia:University of Liège|University of Liège]], written on [[9 September|September 9]]th, [[1954]].<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 439</ref>
  
 
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]]).
 
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]]''.
 
 
*'''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]]''.
 
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*'''Archive''': The letter is kept at the University Archives in Liège.
 
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*[[Liège University 29 January 1954]]
 
*[[Liège University 29 January 1954]]
 
*[[Liège University 18 October 1954]]
 
*[[Liège University 18 October 1954]]
 
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Revision as of 21:56, 5 March 2012

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.[1]

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)

See also

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 439