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Archive of Falconer Madan relating to Manuscripts of Vergil


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Archive 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.


  • Creation: 1876-80


0.10 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Lat. class. d. 20, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Lat. class. d. 20, e. 23

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13792


Archive of Falconer Madan relating to Manuscripts of Vergil.

Biographical / Historical

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by Falconer Madan in 1922.

Related Materials

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), also at the Bodleian Library.

Catalogue of the archive of Falconer Madan relating to Manuscripts of Vergil
Collection Level Description by Susan Thomas; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom