Maddison Collection

Scope and Content

This extensive collection of over 2,000 works on science, technology and natural theology, mainly of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, was deposited in the Templeman library by Dr. R.E.W. Maddison. The works of Robert Boyle (1627-1691) and Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) are particularly well represented.

A consignment of papers and articles received after Dr. Maddison's death has not yet been catalogued.

Access Information

Contact to make an appointment for viewing. You will need to give a list of items you would like to see. Please be aware that we need at least half a day's notice of a visit.

Other Finding Aids

Item level catalogue available on the University of Kent and Cathedral Library catalogue

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies permitted in accordance with copyright law and at the discretion of the Specialist Collections and Academic Archives team.

Appraisal Information



No further accruals expected.