Sir Frederic Madden (1801-73), Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum, 1837-66, was an antiquary and palaeographer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
The journal of Sir Frederic Madden, with some papers and correspondence, including a fragment of an early 13th-century homily for Palm Sunday in Middle English.
The papers were bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1873, on condition that the box containing them should remain unopened until 1 January 1920.Access Conditions
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. 39761-807.Related Units of Description
See also Hampshire Collections of Sir Frederic Madden (MSS. Top. Hants. e. 1-7).Publication Note
The journal was published on microfilm by World Microfilm Publications in 1973.
Sir Frederic Madden at Cambridge : extracts from Madden's diaries 1831, 1838, 1841-2, 1846, 1859 and 1863, ed. T.D. Rogers (Cambridge : Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 1980).
Robert William Ackerman, Sir Frederic Madden : a biographical sketch and bibliography (New York : Garland Pub, 1979).
Madden | Frederic | 1801-1873 | Sir | Knight, Antiquary, and Palaeographer