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.
Collections compiled by Madden relating to the county of Hampshire.
The manuscripts were purchased by Lord Brabourne at the L.L Hartley sale, 3 May 1886.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscripts were bought by the Library at Lord Brabourne's sale in 1891.Access Conditions
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 31140-6.Related Units of Description
See also Journal of Sir Frederic Madden (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 140-82; Eng. misc. c. 96, d. 99-100, f. 35).
Madden | Frederic | 1801-1873 | Sir | Knight, Antiquary, and Palaeographer