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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 8
RecipientThe Vice Chancellor of Leeds University
Date22 July 1925
Subject(s)Announcing his election to the Rawlinson and Bosworth professorship

Letter 8 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien informed the Vice Chancellor that he had been elected (see Letter 7) to the Rawlinson and Bosworth professorship at Oxford, and therefore was tendering his resignation. He apologised for the brevity of his appointment at Leeds, where he had only been working five years.