Collection P049 - Richard Robert Madden Collection

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Richard Robert Madden Collection

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CA OSLER P049

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  • [ca 1830]-[ca 1855] (Creation)
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    Madden, Richard Robert, 1798-1886

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3,5 cm of textual records.

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(1798-1886)

Biographical history

Richard Madden was one of the magistrates in charge of administering the abolition of slavery in Jamaica, 1833-1841. He served in other posts in Havana and the west coast of Africa. As well, he wrote The United Irishmen, their Lives and Times.

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Old accession numbers 259, 260

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The collection contains a notebook, a scrapbook and some correspondence of Richard Robert Madden. The notebook includes drafts of his poems in his writing, ca 1830; notes by T.M. Madden pertaining to his tutors and schoolfellows at Radcliffe, 1854; and medical lectures at Trinity College, Dublin, 1855. The scrapbook includes clippings of controversies, enquiries and letters relating to slave trade, ca 1840.

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  • English

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The documents are in English.

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Items can be requested for consultation online via the Library Catalogue or by email at osler.library@mcgill.ca. Advance notice is recommended.

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4568

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39

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P49

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