Hampshire Collections of Sir Frederic Madden

Scope and Content

Collections compiled by Madden relating to the county of Hampshire.

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.

Access Information

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).

Acquisition Information

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.

Custodial History

The manuscripts were purchased by Lord Brabourne at the L.L Hartley sale, 3 May 1886.

Related Material

See also Journal of Sir Frederic Madden (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 140-82; Eng. misc. c. 96, d. 99-100, f. 35).


Geographical Names