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Collection Level Description: Hampshire Collections of Sir Frederic Madden

Reference: MSS. Top. Hants. e. 1-7
Title: Hampshire Collections of Sir Frederic Madden
Dates of Creation: 1830-3
Extent: 7 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

Collections compiled by Madden relating to the county of Hampshire.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

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.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

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).

Access Points


Madden | Frederic | 1801-1873 | Sir | Knight, Antiquary, and Palaeographer

Hampshire (England)

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