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Rosfrith Murray

Rosfrith Murray (1884-1973) was the fourth daughter of Sir James A.H. Murray, founder of the Oxford English Dictionary. Murray spent much of her life working for her father on the Dictionary as an assistant. In November 1918, J.R.R. Tolkien joined the staff as an assistant lexicographer. During this time he met Rosfrith Murray and the two would develop a close friendship.[1]

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  1. Pieter Collier, "#DSC003 - Smith of Wooton Major - Signed by J.R.R. Tolkien on half title page - with author letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Rosfrith Murray", Tolkien Library (accessed 21 May 2012)