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Collection Level Description: Correspondence of Falconer Madan

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 516-18, d. 483
Title: Correspondence of Falconer Madan
Dates of Creation: 1923-35
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Falconer Madan (1851-1935) was Bodley's Librarian, a palaeographer and bibliographer. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Falconer Madan relating to Lewis Carroll, mainly concerning the London exhibition to mark the centenary of Carroll's birth.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The correspondence was given by F.F. Madan to C.J. Hindle for the Bodleian in 1947; and given to the Libary by Hindle on his retirement in 1963.

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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. 41463-6.

Related Units of Description

See also Collections by Falconer Madan.

Access Points

Carroll | Lewis | 1832-1898 | see Dodgson Charles Lutwidge

Dodgson | Charles Lutwidge | 1832-1898 | Author and Mathematician

Madan | Falconer | 1851-1935 | Bodley's Librarian, Palaeographer, and Bibliographer

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