Sir Frederic Madden, (1801-1873), palaeographer and librarian, was born in Portsmouth on 16 February 1801, the son of Captain William John Madden (1757-1833), Royal Marines, and Sarah Carter Madden (1759-1833), daughter of the Revd Arnold Carter, a minor canon of Rochester Cathedral. He matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in July 1825. He was appointed assistant keeper in the department of manuscripts at the British Museum in February 1828, and promoted to keeper on 18 July 1837, resigning in 1866. He died in 1873.
Including notes on the following MSS.: Gonville and Caius 1072, 175; Trinity R.3.19-21; University Library Ll.4.14; Corpus Christi 45, 50, 80, 91; Jesus Q.I.8 (?); St John's B.6, C.9, K.26, F.18.
fo. i: (signed) F. Madden / April 1838'.
fo. iiv: '397-1873 / B. Quaritch' (in another hand).
fos 47v-9, 54-86: blank.
From the title page (fo. ii) Madden's original intention seems to have been to include MSS. from Oxford and elsewhere.
Purchased of Bernard Quaritch, 23 Sep. 1873 (397).
Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Sir Frederic Madden: Notes of Manuscripts in the Collegiate Libraries of Cambridge, 1841-1846, MS Add.1027