Papers of Falconer Madan relating to manuscripts of Vergil

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Falconer Madan relating to manuscripts of Vergil. The papers include a collation by Madan, 1877, of selected lines in forty-one Bodleian manuscripts of Vergil, on the text of Otto Ribbeck's first edition of the works (Leipzig, 1859-62). There are also notes and articles by Madan on Vergil manuscripts, mainly in the Bodleian, including a section on the Old High German glosses in MS. Auct. F.1.16 (SC 8856), with a few from other libraries, 1876-80.

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 by Falconer Madan in 1922.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 47808-9.

Related Material

See also the correspondence of Falconer Madan (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 516-18, d. 483) and collections by Falconer Madan (MSS. Eng. misc. d. 258-9).