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Liège University 18 October 1954

Liège University 18 October 1954 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to the Rector of the University of Liège, written on October 18th, 1954.[1]

The letter concerns the festivities of Tolkien's reception of an honorary doctorate at the University of Liège on October 2nd, 1954 (he was suggested as a candidate by Simonne d'Ardenne).

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"I returned from Belgium to considerate pressure of business, and have been obliged to come to Ireland on academic affairs."
― J.R.R. Tolkien (in Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum, p.57)

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  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 442