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Journal of Sir Frederic Madden


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The journal of Sir Frederic Madden, with some papers and correspondence, including a fragment of an early 13th-century homily for Palm Sunday in Middle English.


  • Creation: 1819-1872


4.99 Linear metres (47 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • English, Middle (1100-1500)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. c. 140].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 140-182; Eng. misc. c. 96, d. 99-100, f. 35

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13200


Journal of Sir Frederic Madden, 1819-1872

Biographical / Historical

Sir Frederic Madden (1801-1873), Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum, 1837-1866, was an antiquary and palaeographer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1873, on condition that the box containing them should remain unopened until 1 January 1920.

Related Materials

See also Hampshire Collections of Sir Frederic Madden (MSS. Top. Hants. e. 1-7).


  • The journal was published on microfilm by World Microfilm Publications in 1973.
  • Sir Frederic Madden at Cambridge : extracts from Madden's diaries 1831, 1838, 1841-2, 1846, 1859 and 1863, ed. T.D. Rogers (Cambridge : Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 1980).
  • Robert William Ackerman, Sir Frederic Madden : a biographical sketch and bibliography (New York : Garland Pub, 1979).
Journal of Sir Frederic Madden
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom