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Collection Level Description: Paget Toynbee Manuscripts

Reference: MSS. Toynbee b. 1, c. 1-2, d. 1-32, e. 1-7, f. 1-2
Title: Paget Toynbee Manuscripts
Dates of Creation: 1876-1932
Extent: 44 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Italian

Administrative/Biographical History

Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932) was a Dante scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Paget Toynbee, with papers and correspondence, mainly relating to Dante and to Horace Walpole.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some of the manuscripts were given by Toynbee, 1920-31. The rest were bequeathed by him in 1932.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 55405-52.

Related Units of Description

See also Walpole Papers of Helen Toynbee and Works of Paget Toynbee.

Access Points

Dante Alighieri | - | 1265-1321 | Italian poet

Toynbee | Paget Jackson | 1855-1932 | Dante scholar

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

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