Collections by Falconer Madan

Scope and Content

Collections by Falconer Madan relating to chess, mainly printed items and cuttings, with some correspondence.

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

Acquisition Information

The collections were bought from Blackwell's in 1938.


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. 45236-7.

Related Material

See also Correspondence of Falconer Madan (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 516-18, d. 483).