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Collection Level Description: Collections by Falconer Madan

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 258-9
Title: Collections by Falconer Madan
Dates of Creation: 1908-32
Extent: 2 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

Collections by Falconer Madan relating to chess, mainly printed items and cuttings, with some correspondence.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collections were bought from Blackwell's in 1938.

Access Conditions

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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. 45236-7.

Related Units of Description

See also Correspondence of Falconer Madan.

Access Points


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

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