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W. S. Lewis Collection of Helen and Paget Toynbee

Call Number: LWL MSS 29
Scope and Contents

The W. S. Lewis Collection of Helen and Paget Toynbee contains correspondence and research materials related to publications on Horace Walpole edited by the Toynbees, as well as press clippings documenting the reception of their work and some of their own writings appearing in the periodical press. The material was acquired by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis, a later editor of Horace Walpole's correspondence, for work on Walpole and kept for his library collection centered on Walpole and his circle.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The W. S. Lewis Collection of Helen and Paget Toynbee is the physical property of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the W. S. Lewis Librarian/Executive Director.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis (Yale 1918), 1979.


Organized into four series: I. Correspondence, 1888-1930. II. Research Material and Images, 1897-1913. III. Press Clippings, 1898-1932. IV. Other Papers, 1904-1913.

1888 - 1932
2.92 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979
Toynbee, Paget, Mrs., 1868 or 1869-1910
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979
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