Falconer Madan: Localisation and Dating of Manuscripts

Scope and Content

'Localisation and dating of manuscripts', the Sandars Lectures for 1909.

Administrative / Biographical History

Falconer Madan (1851-1935) was born in Cam, Gloucestershire, on 15 April 1851. He was educated at Marlborough, 1864-1870, and Brasenose College, Oxford, 1870-1875, where he was a fellow, 1876-1880 and 1889-1912. He was sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library, 1880-1912, and a lecturer in palaeography at Oxford, 1889-1913. He was Bodley's librarian, 1912-1919. Madan died on 22 May 1935.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Received from Falconer Madan, 1909.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Madan in Who was who, 1929-1940 (London, 1967), p. 888.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Corporate Names