The following is available for anyone interested - tangentially related to Tolkien through the Inklings. Nevill Coghill is mentioned/discussed over 30 times in Scull and Hammond's Companion and Guide. Tolkien also contributed to For W. H. Auden

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Coghill, Nevill (1899-1980), one of the "Additional Participants" during the meetings of the Inklings:

A collection of mostly autograph letters and postcards from Nevil Coghill to David Luke and a few replies. All in all about 50 pages handwritten in ink + some postcards. The pages are in most cases covered in writing from top to bottom, often ending in the margins. Some of Coghill's letters and cards are written from Merton college Oxford, most of the others from his home in Aylburton and are dated between 1961 and 1974, although there are 6 undated letters.

+ the original uncorrected 11-page typescript of Coghill's contribution to For W.H. Auden. February 21, 1972. Edited by Peter H. Salus and Paul B. Taylor.

Professor Nevill Henry Kendal Aylmer Coghil (1899-1980), published a famous translation of the Canterbury Tales. He was one of the Inklings, mostly academics at the universityof Oxford.

A PDF file containing details of this collection is available on request.

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