Paget Toynbee Manuscripts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Toynbee b. 1, c. 1-2, d. 1-32, e. 1-7, f. 1-2
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and Italian.
  • Physical Description
      44 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

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

Administrative / Biographical History

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

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

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


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other 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 Material

See also Walpole Papers of Helen Toynbee (MSS. Eng. misc. c. 51-3, d. 46) and Works of Paget Toynbee (MSS. Don. e. 4-5).