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TCG Letter #36 / Carpenter Letter #32


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
John Masefield
Date
27 July 1938
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Complete
Masefield invited Tolkien to impersonate Chaucer in Oxford’s 1938 Summer Diversions to recite the Nun’s Priest’s Tale. With the invitation were some lines of verse with which Masefield proposed to introduce Tolkien. Tolkien accepted and said he had no objection as a performer to Masefield’s introduction. However, as a student of Chaucer, he did have some objections.


This letter is held at the Bodleian Library archives and is labelled 'MS. Eng. lett. c. 255, fols. 168'.
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We note our thanks to Catherine McIlwaine for providing the libraries shelfmark for this letter.
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 61-2, pp. 619-20 (notas de Carpenter)


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