Collections compiled by Madden relating to the county of Hampshire.
Hampshire Collections of Sir Frederic Madden
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Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Frederic Madden (1801-1873), Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum, 1837-66, was an antiquary and palaeographer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
The manuscripts were bought by the Library at Lord Brabourne's sale in 1891.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 31140-6.
The manuscripts were purchased by Lord Brabourne at the L.L Hartley sale, 3 May 1886.