I was recently asked by The Public Domain Review if I would revisit and revise my previous Book of the Month article on this fascinating 18th Century hoax, with a view to publishing it in their April edition. The article is now on their website and can also be accessed through their Facebook page.
For any one interested in finding out more about this case, we have a Flickr set of images of Mary Toft’s confessions from our Douglas Papers. You can also visit Special Collections to view our early printed books and manuscript material related to the Toft case. A full list of our holdings can be found at the end of my Book of the Month article. In addition, the Wellcome Library in London have digitised some of their large collection of Mary Toft material and it has featured on their blog.