Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an author, scholar, and educator. Born in South Africa, he was educated at Oxford, where he nourished a love of philology and myth. During a distinguished career as professor of English at Oxford, he provided renditions of Middle English poems such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Orfeo. Acting on his desire to provide a cohesive mythology for England comparable to that of Greece, he developed the world of Middle-Earth, based on Anglic philology. His most famous work is the popular Lord of the Rings trilogy.

From the description of J.R.R. Tolkien letters to W.G. Harding, 1926-1927. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57358475

Professor of English at Oxford University.

Epithet: writer and university professor

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000386.0x000219

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creatorOf Julian, Chaim, 1953-. Riddles in the dark / by Chaim Julian ; text from the hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Young People's Theatre. Hobbit / by J.R.R. Tolkien ; adapted by S. Johnston ; tour program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "Dear Selby", 1937 Dec. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Stephen Oliver Collection, 1955-1995 British Library: Music Collections
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). The Hobbit / by J.R.R. Tolkien ; adapted and directed by Kim Selody, 2002 - Reviews and Article. University of Guelph
creatorOf Blyth Festival Theatre Archives. The Hobbit / adapted from J. R. R. Tolkien's novel by Mariell Bernard and Linda Gabourian, 1983 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Ammons, A. R., 1926-. The Little Magazine archive, 1965-1988. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection, 1841-1993. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Horn Book, Inc. The Horn Book Magazine and Horn Book, Inc. Records, 1899-1993, 1916-1993. Simmons College, Beatley Library
creatorOf Clingan, Judith,. Songs of Middle Earth / music: Judith Clingan ; words: J.R.R. Tolkien. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. The lord of the rings. Broken Bow Public Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn J.M. Dent & Sons. J.M. Dent & Sons records, 1834-1986 (author files Th-Y). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Wilkinson, Cyril Hackett, 1888-1960. Wilkinson papers, 1926-1954. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Watters, Mark, 1955-. Roads go ever ever on / words by J.R.R. Tolkien and Vanessa Vandergriff ; music by Mark Watters. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Wilkinson, Cyril Hackett, 1888-1960. Wilkinson papers, 1926-1954. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf McCarthy, Daniel William, 1955-. Treebeard : Ent and entwife / Daniel McCarthy. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Walsh, Fran, 1959-. The lord of the rings : the fellowship of the ring: typescript, 2001. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Brace, Gerald Warner, 1901-1978. Autograph and typed letters signed (10) : Deer Isle, Maine and Belmont, Mass., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1952-1977 and [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN: letters from J. R. R. Tolkien (b.1892, d.1973), author and Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University, to Michael George David Reuel Tolkien, his grandson; 1942-1972. Partly signed. The letters includ..., 1942-1972 British Library
creatorOf MODERN LITERARY MSS. Vol. IX (ff. 127). Poems, etc.; circa 1955-1964. Partly typewritten. Four of the poems on ff. 1-7b were first collected in A Way of Looking, 1955; four, on ff. 8-13b, in A Sense of the World, 1958; two, on ff. 14-16, in Song for ..., approximately 1955-1964 British Library
referencedIn Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963. C.S. Lewis collection. [1939]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Davenport, Guy. Papers of Guy Davenport [manuscript], 1947-1987 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Letter, 1968 Mar. 6, Oxford [Eng.] to Julius Rothman, Lynbrook N.Y. University of Michigan
creatorOf Young People's Theatre Archives. Hobbit / by J.J.R. Tolkien ; adapted by S. Johnston ; theatre publication. University of Guelph
creatorOf Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. J.R.R. Tolkien Collection, 1930-[ongoing]. Marquette University Raynor Memorial Library, John P. Raynor Library
creatorOf Young People's Theatre Archives. The Hobbit / by Simon Johnston ; adapted from the book by J.R.R. Tolkien ; teacher and student evaluations. University of Guelph
creatorOf Stephen Oliver: 'Lord of the Rings', 1980 British Library
creatorOf McCarthy, Daniel William, 1955-. Four songs for high voice [i.e. voice] and piano / Daniel McCarthy. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Records of, Little Magazine TXRC95-A96., 1965-1988 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). The Hobbit / by J.R.R. Tolkien ; adapted and directed by Kim Selody, 2002 - performance files. University of Guelph
creatorOf Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. J.R.R. Tolkien letters to W.G. Harding, 1926-1927. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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associatedWith Julian, Chaim, 1953- person
associatedWith Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963. person
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associatedWith Walsh, Fran, 1959- person
associatedWith Watters, Mark, 1955- person
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associatedWith Wilkinson, Cyril Hackett, 1888-1960. person
associatedWith Young People's Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Young People's Theatre Archives. corporateBody
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 00 GB
Republic of South Africa 00 ZA
Subject
Authors, English--Correspondence
Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
Fantasy fiction, English
Occupation
Professor
Poets
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Birth 1892-01-03

Death 1973-09-02

Britons

English

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