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Correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and R.W. Burchfield

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MS. Eng. c. 7284, fols. 1-16
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Comprises ten manuscript, and typescript letters, and one copy letter from Tolkien to Burchfield, relating to Burchfield's attendance at tutorials, his search for housing in Oxford, his application for funding for his research, his search for an academic post, his congratulations on the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring, an extension for his work on 'Ormulum', and Tolkien's edition of Ancrene Wisse: The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle, and one letter from Burchfield to Tolkien relating to the printing of Ancrene Wisse. Also a description of the letters by Elizabeth Burchfield, widow of R.W. Burchfield.


  • Creation: 1953-1972


16 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7284, fol. 1].

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MS. Eng. c. 7284, fols. 1-16

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6027


Correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and R.W. Burchfield, 1953-1972.

Biographical / Historical

J.R.R. Tolkein (1892-1973), philologist and author. For futher information see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of R.W. Burchfield, per Elizabeth Burchfield, Dec. 2004.

Correspondence between J.R.R. Tolkien and R.W. Burchfield, 1953-1972
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