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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.
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.
Given by Walter Hooper, 20 Jan 2012
Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. c. 7556, fol. 90
Lewis| Clive Staples |1898-1963 | writer and academic
Tolkien | J.R.R. | 1892-1973 | writer
English literature -- 20th century