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TCG Letter #1617
Late July 1922
Autograph Document Signed
Tolkien unsuccessfully applies for the positionThe chair is filled by Laschelles Abercrombie left vacant by George S. Gordon's resignation to take up the Merton Professors chair at Oxford. Though this is a blow to Tolkien, he will be told by Michael Sadler that the university hopes to create a new Professorship of English Lamguage for him specifically.
1 The chair is filled by Laschelles Abercrombie ↩