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Professor Rashbold was a Man living in the 20th century England.
Rashbold transliterated and translated the Edwin Lowdham's manuscript on the behest of Michael George Ramer. The text was in Old English written in Tengwar. It described the Downfall of Númenor.
He was described by Lowdham as a "grumpy old bear".
The name Rashbold is a pun on J.R.R. Tolkien's own surname, being a translation from German Toll-kühn (meaning "foolhardy").
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two", "Night 68"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers: Introduction"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 165, (undated, written June 1955)