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Leeds University

(19 letters match)


Dr. Cyril Jackson to Unknown

From a Bloomsbury auction the following was detailed: Songs for the Philologists, with the book comes a typed letter from Dr. Cyril Jackson, who studied...
12 June 1925
J.R.R. Tolkien to Ronald Ashton

Tolkien writes to Mr. Ashton about his son, who is a student at the University of Leeds. He may not be able to take the degree he was hoping for, and To...
27 June 1925
J.R.R. Tolkien to [University of Oxford Electors]
 Carpenter #7

Tolkien applies for the position of 'Professorship of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University'. He describes his schooling and his time at Leeds University as ...
22 July 1925
J.R.R. Tolkien to Vice Chancellor of Leeds University
 Carpenter #8

Tolkien has been elected to the Rawlinson & Bosworth professorship at Oxford and must therefore resign his position at Leeds. His posting takes effect f...
22 July 1925
J.R.R. Tolkien to H.F.B. Brett-Smith

This handwritten letter over 2 pages finds Tolkien discussing academia at Leeds University and his own poetry. Brett-Smith had written Tolkien a letter ...
8 August 1925
J.R.R. Tolkien to H.F.B. Brett-Smith

As with Tolkien's ealier letter The original letter is now held at The Marion E. Wade Center.
Before 12 November 1925
J.R.R. Tolkien to E.V. Gordon (testimonial)

Tolkien writes a letter in support of E.V. Gordon's proposed elevation to the chair he himself vacated to take up the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professorsh...
21 November 1925
J.R.R. Tolkien to Brian Woledge

Tolkien wrote to Brian Woledge, who was an ex-student. The contents of this letter is currently unknown. One of three letters from the Leeds Library Col...
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