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TCG Letter #1161

R. W. Chambers
J.R.R. Tolkien
14 December 1937
Further to his earlier letters to Tolkiensee Letter from R. W. Chambers to J.R.R. Tolkien • 2 February 1937 (#1159), and Letter from [Captain] E. Munday to J.R.R. Tolkien • 8 November 1916 (#1560)[1] Chambers had recently finished writing a review (see reference below) of Tolkien's Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics lecture.

Chambers tells Tolkien that he hopes Tolkien outlives him, and he trusts that Tolkien will "go on impressing" Oxford with his work on Beowulf among other subjects.

Hammond and Scull note the following details in Chronology, p. 221 - R.W. Chambers expresses his appreciation of the Beowulf lecture. "He will soon be sending Tolkien a copy of his Shakespeare lecture (The Jacobean Shakespeare and Measure for Measure, 1937)."

This letter along with related material is stored at the Bodleian Library.MS Tolkien 4, fol. 61 and MS Tolkien 4, fols. 63-64[2]

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