Paget Toynbee

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Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855–1932) was a UK Dante scholar.[1] Robert Hollander has described Toynbee as 'the most influential Dantean scholar of his time'.[2]

Works[edit]

  • A Dictionary of Proper Names and Notable Matters in the Works of Dante (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898) [1]
  • revised, 1968, Charles S. Singleton
  • Dante studies and researches (1902)
  • 'A Chronological List of English Translations from Dante from Chaucer to the present day' in The twenty-ninth annual report of the Dante Society (Cambridge, Mass.) 1905 (1906)
  • Dante Alighieri His Life and Works (1910)
  • 'An unrecorded seventeenth century version of the Vita di Dante of Leonardo Bruni' in The twenty-ninth annual report of the Dante Society (Cambridge, Mass.) 1910 (1912)
  • Concise Dictionary of Proper Names and Notable Matters in the Works of Dante (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1914)
  • The Correspondence of Gray, Walpole, West and Ashton (1734-1771) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1915). Editor
  • 'History of the letters of Dante from the fourteenth century to the present day' in The thirty-sixth annual report of the Dante Society (Cambridge, Mass.) 1917 (1919)
  • 'Dante in English art' in The thirty-eighth annual report of the Dante Society (Cambridge, Mass.) 1919 (1921)
  • Dante Studies (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1921)
  • 'The Oxford Dante' in The forty-second, forty-third, and forty-fourth annual report of the Dante Society (Cambridge, Mass.) 1926 (1926)
  • Thomas Gray, Correspondence (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1935). Editor with Leonard Whibley
  • Dantis Allegherii Epistolae: The Letters of Dante (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966). Editor

His wife[edit]

  • The Letters of Horace Walpole. 16 volumes. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1903-5). Editor

Legacy[edit]

In the years immediately before his death, Toynbee donated manuscripts, papers and correspondence relating to Dante and to Horace Walpole to the Bodleian Library. Further papers were bequeathed by him in 1932.[3]

The Paget Toynbee lectures on Dante have taken place annually in Oxford since 1995.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ C. M. Ady, ‘Toynbee, Paget Jackson (1855–1932)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)
  2. ^ Robert Hollander in 'Introduction' to Paget Toynbee, Dante Alighieri His Life and Works (New York: Dover Publication, 2005) ISBN 0-486-44340-X
  3. ^ 'Collection Level Description: Paget Toynbee Manuscripts', Bodlein Library catalogue, University of Oxford, 21 January 2009.
  4. ^ Martin McLaughlin and Michelangelo Zaccarello(eds.) Dante in Oxford: The Paget Toynbee Lectures. 1995–2003. (Oxford: Oxbow, 2010) ISBN 978-1-900755-99-3