Undergraduate thesis by Madeline Keyser, 'From Marginalia to Middle-earth: sixteen philological books and their influence on J.R.R. Tolkien's fiction'

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Catherine McIlwaine
2016


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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4283
Title: Undergraduate thesis by Madeline Keyser, 'From Marginalia to Middle-earth: sixteen philological books and their influence on J.R.R. Tolkien's fiction'
Dates of Creation: 29 Apr 2015
Extent: 1 volume
Language(s) of Material: English



Biographical/Historical

J.R.R. Tolkien was a philologist who spent most of his career at the University of Oxford, researching and teaching Old and Middle English. He is the author of fantasy works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Further details can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography.


Scope and Content

Thesis completed as part of the English Honors Program at the Texas A&M University, using volumes from Tolkien's philological library held at Texas A&M University Library and Tolkien's academic papers and personal library at the Bodleian.


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Madeline Keyser, 2015.


Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. d. 4283, fols. 1-2


Access Point(s)

Tolkien |John Ronald Reuel | 1892-1973 | Philologist and Author

Germanic philology


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