Photocopy of a letter from C.S. Lewis to the Swedish Academy, nominating J.R.R. Tolkien as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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2016


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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7556, fols. 90-91
Title: Photocopy of a letter from C.S. Lewis to the Swedish Academy, nominating J.R.R. Tolkien as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature
Dates of Creation: 16 Jan 1961
Extent: 2 leaves
Language(s) of Material: English



Biographical/Historical

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a writer and scholar. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a writer and scholar. Details for both are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.


Scope and Content

Photocopy of a letter from C.S. Lewis to the Swedish Academy, nominating J.R.R. Tolkien as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature, 16 Jan 1961, with a photocopy of an extract from an email to Walter Hooper and Michael Ward from Alister McGrath giving the provenance and other detail relating to the letter.


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Walter Hooper, 20 Jan 2012


Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. c. 7556, fol. 90


Access Point(s)

Lewis| Clive Staples |1898-1963 | writer and academic

Tolkien | J.R.R. | 1892-1973 | writer

English literature -- 20th century


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