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TCG Letter #61 / Carpenter Letter #46


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
R.W. Chapman
Date
26 November 1941
Type
Draft
Transcript
Partial
R. W. Chapman, Secretary to the Delegates of the Oxford University Press, asked Tolkien for reminiscences about George S. Gordon (to possibly be included in an obituary), who was terminally ill at the time. Tolkien said he did not remember dates but offered impressions that Chapman might use.

Tolkien remembered that Gordon’s pre-World War I departure from Oxford had caused consternation among the undergraduates of English. He first met Gordon in Leeds in June 1920 when he interviewed for the "Readership" in English Language. Tolkien believed that the title (new for Leeds) and the relatively high pay were both due to Gordon's farsighted policy.
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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), pp. 56-58, p. 437 (Carpenter notes)
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 89-91, pp. 621-2 (notas de Carpenter)
Error in hardcover and Kindle editions: mediaeval > mediæval p. 79


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