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Tolkien Document to go on display
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Hi everyone,

I came across this news posted on theonering.net website, and I thought it might be of interest.

£5m donation to university library

A rare collection of books and artefacts will be open to the public for the first time after a £5million donation was made to the famous Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

Original manuscripts from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein will be among a number of national treasures put on display in a new exhibition hall.

The donation by Julian Blackwell, president of the Blackwell's academic bookshop chain, is the largest yet made to a university library in the UK.

The redevelopment, called the New Bodleian Library, will enable priceless 400-year-old collections, which have previously only been accessible to a limited number of specialist scholars, to be put on permanent public display.


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Posted on: 2008/3/8 17:16


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and this was posted on the BBC news website...follow the link to view the interview.

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Posted on: 2008/3/8 17:30


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It was actually on the BBC news (on the TV) as well! Although, it made no mention of the source of the donation; or of 'Tolkien'. It did have footage of Shelley's handwritten manuscript though; as well as a Gutenberg Bible and a Shakespeare Folio etc.

BH

Posted on: 2008/3/9 3:06
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Or maybe not:

"Bodleian Library plan in doubt"

http://www.oxfordmail.net/news/headli ... library_plan_in_doubt.php

Posted on: 2008/3/15 3:31






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