Collections Compiled by S.J. Madge

Scope and Content

Collections relating to crown lands in England and Wales, compiled by S.J. Madge in preparation for a thesis on 'the legislation, surveys and sales of the royal estates during the Commonwealth', presented for the degree of D.Sc. (Econ.), London, 1929.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sidney Joseph Madge (1874-1961) was an antiquary and topographer. 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

Acquisition Information

The collections were given to the Library by the compiler in 1941.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, 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. I, nos. 40142-64.


Much of the material is incorporated in The Domesday of crown lands (London, 1938).