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Father '''Robert Murray''', an English Jesuit priest and grandson of Sir James Murray (the founder of the ''[[Oxford English Dictionary]]''), was a personal friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and the Tolkien family.  
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Father '''Robert Murray''' (b. [[1925]]), an English Jesuit priest and grandson of Sir James Murray (the founder of the ''[[Oxford English Dictionary]]''), was a personal friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and the Tolkien family.  
  
 
From 1944, Murray was entrusted to proofread drafts and manuscripts of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''. Several letters from Tolkien to Father Murray were published ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'' (letters [[Letter 142|142]], [[Letter 156|156]], [[Letter 209|209]])  
 
From 1944, Murray was entrusted to proofread drafts and manuscripts of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''. Several letters from Tolkien to Father Murray were published ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'' (letters [[Letter 142|142]], [[Letter 156|156]], [[Letter 209|209]])  
  
During the [[Tolkien Centenary Conference]] in Oxford (1992), Father Murray gave the sermon preach at the Thanksgiving service (printed in ''[[Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference]]'' as "Sermon at Thanksgiving Service, Keble College Chapel, 23rd August 1992"; reprinted as "J.R.R. Tolkien and the Art of the Parable" in ''[[Tolkien: A Celebration|Tolkien: A Celebration: Collected Writings on a Literary Legacy]]'').
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During the [[Tolkien Centenary Conference]] in Oxford (1992), Father Murray gave the sermon preach at the Thanksgiving service.
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==Bibliography, selected==
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===Articles===
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*[[1973]]: ''The Tablet'', 15 September 1973
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**"A Tribute to Tolkien"
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*[[1995]]: ''[[Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference]]''
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**"Sermon at Thanksgiving Service, Keble College Chapel, 23rd August 1992"
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*[[1999]]: ''[[Tolkien: A Celebration|Tolkien: A Celebration: Collected Writings on a Literary Legacy]]''
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**"J.R.R. Tolkien and the Art of the Parable" [reprint of the sermon given the Tolkien Centenary Conference]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
  
 
*<small>{{L|142}}
 
*<small>{{L|142}}
*[[Joseph Pearce|Pearce, Joseph]], ''[[Tolkien: A Celebration|Tolkien: A Celebration: Collected Writings on a Literary Legacy]]''</small>
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*[[Joseph Pearce|Pearce, Joseph]], ''[[Tolkien: A Celebration|Tolkien: A Celebration: Collected Writings on a Literary Legacy]]''
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*[[Wayne G. Hammond|Hammond, Wayne G.]] and [[Christina Scull|Scull, Christina]], ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Reader's Guide'', pp.614-5</small>
  
 
[[Category:People|Murray, Robert]]
 
[[Category:People|Murray, Robert]]
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[[Category:Authors|Murray, Robert]]

Revision as of 15:27, 17 July 2010

Father Robert Murray (b. 1925), an English Jesuit priest and grandson of Sir James Murray (the founder of the Oxford English Dictionary), was a personal friend of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Tolkien family.

From 1944, Murray was entrusted to proofread drafts and manuscripts of The Lord of the Rings. Several letters from Tolkien to Father Murray were published The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (letters 142, 156, 209)

During the Tolkien Centenary Conference in Oxford (1992), Father Murray gave the sermon preach at the Thanksgiving service.

Bibliography, selected

Articles

References