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'''Wilfred Rowland Childe''' ([[1890]] - [[1952]]) was a British poet and critic. He was also a friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and godfather to his son [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]]. Like Tolkien, he was a Roman Catholic (having converted in 1916).
 
'''Wilfred Rowland Childe''' ([[1890]] - [[1952]]) was a British poet and critic. He was also a friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and godfather to his son [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]]. Like Tolkien, he was a Roman Catholic (having converted in 1916).
  
Childe was educated at [[wikipedia:Harrow School|Harrow School]] and [[wikipedia:Magdalen College, Oxford|Magdalen College, Oxford]]. In 1922, he joined the English School at the University of Leeds, and became a colleague of Tolkien.
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Childe was educated at [[wikipedia:Harrow School|Harrow School]] and [[wikipedia:Magdalen College, Oxford|Magdalen College, Oxford]]. In 1922, he joined the English School at the [[University of Leeds]], and became a colleague of Tolkien.
  
While at Oxford, Childe edited ''[[Oxford Poetry]]'' in 1916 and 1917, a publication to which also [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] contributed. And together with poetry by Tolkien, Childe's work was published in ''[[A Northern Venture]]'' and ''[[Leeds University Verse 1914-24]]''.
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While at Oxford, Childe edited ''[[Oxford Poetry]]'' in 1916 and 1917, a publication to which also Tolkien contributed. And together with poetry by Tolkien, Childe's work was published in ''[[A Northern Venture]]'' and ''[[Leeds University Verse 1914-24]]''.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
*[[Wilfred Rowland Childe 7 September 1937]] (letter)
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*[[George Allen and Unwin 7 September 1937]] (letter from Tolkien concerning Childe)
  
 
==External links==
 
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Latest revision as of 20:13, 17 August 2010

Wilfred Rowland Childe (1890 - 1952) was a British poet and critic. He was also a friend of J.R.R. Tolkien and godfather to his son Christopher. Like Tolkien, he was a Roman Catholic (having converted in 1916).

Childe was educated at Harrow School and Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1922, he joined the English School at the University of Leeds, and became a colleague of Tolkien.

While at Oxford, Childe edited Oxford Poetry in 1916 and 1917, a publication to which also Tolkien contributed. And together with poetry by Tolkien, Childe's work was published in A Northern Venture and Leeds University Verse 1914-24.

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