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Collection Level Description: Papers of Joseph Toynbee, FRS, and George Toynbee

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 535, e. 210-11; Eng. misc. d. 1211, e. 1328
Title: Papers of Joseph Toynbee, FRS, and George Toynbee
Dates of Creation: 1821-66, 1944
Extent: 5 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Joseph Toynbee (1815-66) was an aural surgeon. George Toynbee (d ? 1841), a landowner and a large tenant-farmer in Lincolnshire, was his father. Details for Joseph Toynbee are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers relating to Joseph Toynbee and George Toynbee, including two volumes and a notebook compiled by Joseph's eldest daughter, Gertrude.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1982.

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Access Points


Toynbee | George | d ? 1841 | landowner

Toynbee | Joseph | 1815-1866 | aural surgeon

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