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Collection Level Description: Walpole Papers of Helen Toynbee

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 51-3, d. 46
Title: Walpole Papers of Helen Toynbee
Dates of Creation: 1896-1908
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Helen Toynbee (d. 1910) was the wife of Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932), the Dante scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Walpoliana, chiefly correspondence received by Helen Toynbee while engaged in editing the letters of Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Library by Paget Toynbee in 1912.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 36195-8.

Related Units of Description

See also Paget Toynbee Manuscripts.

Access Points

Toynbee | Helen | d 1910

Walpole | Horace | 1717-1797 | 4th Earl of Orford | author, collector, antiquary, and MP

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