NewsWire: Preserving the past - National Archives in the Spotlight

A wide range of authors and personalities are represented through their writings at the National Archives. One of them is the author of The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien. The archives contain a reference letter by Tolkien for Richard Hope, head of Oratory School and tutor of Tolkien's three sons. The letter, dated October 15, 1938 was written when Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College in Oxford. Mr Hope was then applying for a post with the Education Department in Malta.
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