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Walpole Papers of Helen Toynbee


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


  • Creation: 1896-1908


0.38 Linear metres (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 51, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Eng. misc. c. 51-53, d. 46

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11812


Walpole Papers of Helen Toynbee

Biographical / Historical

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.

Other 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. 36195-36198.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

See also Paget Toynbee Manuscripts, (Shelfmark: MSS. Toynbee b. 1, c. 1-2, d. 1-32, e. 1-7, f. 1-2).

Walpole Papers of Helen Toynbee
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