From Tolkien Gateway
Sir William Alexander Craigie (August 13, 1867 – September 2, 1957) was J.R.R. Tolkien's immediate predecessor as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon from 1916 to 1925. Like Tolkien he was a philologist and specialist in Old Icelandic.
- A. J. Aitken, Craigie, Sir William Alexander (1867–1957), http://www.oxforddnb.com/index/101032614/William-Craigie