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Letter 216

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 216
RecipientDeputy Registrar of the University of Madras
Date12 August 1959
Subject(s)Teaching

Letter 216 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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The University of Madras, India appointed Tolkien as a member of the Board of Examiners - without consulting Tolkien. In this fragment, Tolkien respectfully declined the Examinership, as he was retired and had no interest in teaching and examining anymore.