Stapeldon Magazine

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The Stapledon Magazine, first published in 1901, was a magazine produced by Exeter College.[1] Several issues contain poems by J.R.R. Tolkien.

December 1913

Vol. 4. No. 20. Pg. 345. Oxford: Exeter college.

This issue contains the poem 'From the many-willow'd margin of the immemorial Thames' (p. 11).

June 1920

Vol. 5. no. 26. June 1920. Pg. 345.

This issue contains the poem 'The Happy Mariners' (pp. 69-70).

The poem was reprinted in a revised form in A Northern Venture in 1923.

June 1927

Vol. 7. no. 40.

This issue contains two poems published under one overall title: Adventures in Unnatural History and Medieval Metres, being the Freaks of Fisiologus: (i) Fastitocalon, (ii) Iumbo, or ye Kinde of ye Oliphaunt.

Both poems were later reprinted in revised forms, as Fastitocalon and Oliphaunt.[2]


  1. Hannah Parham, "The First 700 Years", (accessed 17 January 2024)
  2. "Stapeldon Magazine. 1927", (accessed 6 April 2014)