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Liège University 9 September 1954

Liège University 9 September 1954 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to the Rector of the University of Liège, written on September 9th, 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 also have very great pleasure in accepting to lunch on after the ceremony; but I much regret that my wife will, for reasons of health, be unable to accompany me on this occasion."
― J.R.R. Tolkien (in Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum, p.56)

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  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 439