Papers of Falconer Madan relating to his New bibliography of the Eikon Basilike of King Charles the First

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Falconer Madan relating to his New bibliography of the Eikon Basilike of King Charles the First (Oxford & London: 1951) in two volumes. Contents arranged in 'Madan' (bibliography) item number order include:

  • letters, 1895-1961
  • cuttings, facsimiles and notes, with lists of contents by Madan.

Items found loose and not indexed by Madan include:

  • correspondence, 1950-61, arranged alphabetically
  • engravings and photographs of portraits of Charles I, 17th-20th century
  • facsimiles
  • cuttings and offprints, 1899-1961.

Administrative / Biographical History

Falconer Madan (1851-1935) was Bodley's Librarian, a palaeographer and bibliographer. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1999.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

See also collections by Falconer Madan (MSS. Eng. misc. d. 258-9); correspondence of Falconer Madan (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 516-18, d. 483); and papers of Falconer Madan relating to manuscripts of Vergil (MSS. Lat. class. d. 20, e. 23).