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Published by Publication agency of the Johns Hopkins university in Baltimore .
Written in English


  • Toynbee, Arnold, 1852-1883

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Statementby F.C. Montague ... With an account of the work of Toynbee Hall in East London, by Philip Lyttelton Gell ... Also an account of the Neighborhood guild in New York, by Charles B. Stover, A.B.
SeriesJohns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science -- ser. 7, no. 1
LC ClassificationsH59 T6 M6
The Physical Object
Pagination70 p.
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13994966M
LC Control Number040008490

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