John Lawrence Toole Estate Papers

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JOHN LAWRENCE TOOLE ESTATE PAPERS
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Call Number: D.132
Dates: 1902-1909
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1
Collection Overview
Title: JOHN LAWRENCE TOOLE ESTATE PAPERS
Call Number: D.132
Dates: 1902-1909
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
John Lawrence Toole died July 30, 1906. His last years, after his retirement from the stage in 1896, were spent as a helpless invalid because of the effects of degeneration of the spinal cord. His wife and son and daughter all died between 1879 and 1889, but he was survived by his sisters and their families and the children of his brother Francis. In his will he bequeathed his fortune of £79,900 to his surviving family, with legacies to friends and a large sum to be distributed to charitable institutions. Edward Yeats Lowne and John Lyell Lyell were the executors. Frederick Thomas Dubois of Dubois & Co., London was the solicitor in charge of the estate.

In the course of settling the estate, the executors sold the contents of Toole's house at 44 Maida Vale on November 12, 1906, distributed the legacies, including a portrait of Toole by Sigismund Goetz which was given to the City of London, investigated charities to see that they came within the terms of the will, and disposed of Toole's papers. On two occasions the executors went to court to settle questions. Langton vs. Lowne, Autumn 1907, involved a claim on the estate by a physician who had attended Toole. Lowne vs. Young et. al. involved a question of how to distribute the estate to the sisters of J. L. Toole and was settled in April 1907.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of correspondence from Frederick Thomas Dubois to Edward Yeats Lowne with copies of relevant correspondence made by Dubois' clerk. There are also summaries of the distribution. of the estate, and legal opinions on certain points relevant to the estate.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from C. A. Kyrle Fletcher, January 22, 1980.Access
The JOHN LAWRENCE TOOLE ESTATE PAPERS is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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[Item title, item date], JOHN LAWRENCE TOOLE ESTATE PAPERS, D.132, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1
Folder
1. Correspondence, 1902‑1905
2. Correspondence, August 1906
3. Correspondence, September 1906
4. Correspondence, October 1906
5. Correspondence, November 1906
6. Correspondence, December 1906
7. Correspondence, January‑February 1907
8. Correspondence, March‑June 1907
9. Correspondence, July‑September 1907
10. Correspondence, October‑December 1907
11. Correspondence, January‑February 1908
12. Correspondence, March‑July 1908
13. Correspondence, August‑December 1908
14. Correspondence, January‑April 1909
15. Correspondence, May‑December 1909
16. Legacies and Expenses
17. Lists of charitable institutions
18. Legal documents and opinions
Langton vss. Lowne Opinion
Printed docket for Kings Bench, Michaelmas sittings. 1907
Lowne vs. Young, Certificate of costs
As to 44 Maida Vale Opinion
19. The Working Girls' Home February, 1908. 16pp. printed
20. The New Gallery, Limited, Annual Report and balance sheet. April 1908


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