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Marquette University

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'''Marquette University''' purchased numerous original [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] manuscripts in [[1955]] for a couple thousand pounds. They now hold most likely the world's largest collection of items relating to J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien wished to visit the University but was held back every time, mainly due to family emergencies.
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'''Marquette University''' purchased numerous original [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] manuscripts in [[1956]] for 1,500 pounds (less than US $5,000). They now hold most likely the world's largest collection of items relating to J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien wished to visit the University but was held back every time, mainly due to family emergencies.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.marquette.edu/library/collections/archives/Mss/JRRT/JRRT.html Marquette's Tolkien Collection]
 
* [http://www.marquette.edu/library/collections/archives/Mss/JRRT/JRRT.html Marquette's Tolkien Collection]

Revision as of 02:25, 17 June 2007

Marquette University purchased numerous original Tolkien manuscripts in 1956 for 1,500 pounds (less than US $5,000). They now hold most likely the world's largest collection of items relating to J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien wished to visit the University but was held back every time, mainly due to family emergencies.

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