Letter to Liège University (29 January 1954)
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On 29 January 1954, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to the Rector of the University of Liège.
- Subject:The letter concerns the festivities of Tolkien's reception of an honorary doctorate at the University of Liège on October 2nd, 1954 (he was suggested as a candidate by Simonne d'Ardenne).
- Publication: The letter was reprinted in full in the article "Tolkien and Belgium" by Johan Vanhecke, published in Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum.
- Archive: The letter is kept at the University Archives in Liège.
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- "I look forward with great pleasure to the opportunity of again visiting the renowned University of Liège, for which I entertain feelings of affection and the highest regard."
- ― J.R.R. Tolkien (in Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum, p.56)
See also[edit | edit source]
- ↑ Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 422