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Collection Level Description: Papers of the Madan Family

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 502, d. 636-8, d. 679-81, e. 588, e. 642-7; Eng. lett. c. 284-5, d. 286-9; Eng. poet. c. 62, d. 196
Title: Papers of the Madan Family
Dates of Creation: 1717-1837
Extent: 22 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The members of the Madan family represented in this collection are Judith Madan, née Cowper,(1702-81), poet, and Martin Madan (1700-56), Lieutenant-Colonel and MP. Also included are Judith's daughters Maria Frances Cecilia Cowper (1726-97), poet, and Penelope Maitland (1730-1805), and Penelope's daughter-in-law, Helen Maitland.

Scope and Content

Papers of the Madan family, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1967.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 44075-96.

Access Points




Diaries | 18th century

Cowper | Maria Frances Cecilia | 1726-1797 | Poet

Madan | Judith | 1702-1781 | Poet

Madan | Martin | 1700-1756 | Lieutenant-Colonel and MP

Maitland | Helen | fl. 1786

Maitland | Penelope | 1730-1805

Cowper | family

Madan | family

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