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Lucy Toulmin Smith was a literary scholar who served as the first librarian at Manchester College, Oxford. Her writings, which spanned the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, include work on a periodical, scholarly editions of medieval and early modern English and French texts, a medieval commonplace book, a grammar manual, and translations.
21 November 1838 LTS was born in Boston, Massachusetts, of English parents. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 30 April 1870 LTS completed and published with her own introduction English Gilds, a collection of early English trade guild ordinances which her father had begun to compile before his death. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 8 August 1885 LTS published the first edition of the York cycle of mystery plays, entitled York Plays: The Plays Performed by the Crafts or Mysteries of York on the Day of Corpus Christi in the 14th, 15th, and 16th Centuries. Bibliographic Citation link.
1906-10 LTS edited in five volumes The Itinerary of John Leland in or about the Years 1535-1543, Parts I to [XI]. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
18 December 1911 LTS died at her home, 1 Park Terrace, Park Town, in Oxford. Bibliographic Citation link.
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