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Collection Level Description: Papers of Falconer Madan relating to Manuscripts of Vergil

Reference: MSS. Lat. class. d. 20, e. 23
Title: Papers of Falconer Madan relating to Manuscripts of Vergil
Dates of Creation: 1876-80
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Falconer Madan

Language of Material: Latin

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

Papers of Falconer Madan relating to manuscripts of Vergil. The papers include a collation by Madan, 1877, of selected lines in forty-one Bodleian manuscripts of Vergil, on the text of Otto Ribbeck's first edition of the works (Leipzig, 1859-62). There are also notes and articles by Madan on Vergil manuscripts, mainly in the Bodleian, including a section on the Old High German glosses in MS. Auct. F.1.16 (SC 8856), with a few from other libraries, 1876-80.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by Falconer Madan in 1922.

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. II, nos. 47808-9.

Related Units of Description

See also the correspondence of Falconer Madan and collections by Falconer Madan.

Access Points

Authors, classical

Classical literature

Latin literature

Manuscripts, Latin

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

Maro | Publius Vergilius | c 70-19 BC | Roman poet known as Virgil

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