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Ref No IE TCD MS 873
Former Shelf Marks ?Q; ?S. 3. 19-22
Title Richard Robert Madden papers
Creation Dates 1760-1859
Extent And Medium 6 boxes
Level Of Description Collection
Admin Biographical History Richard Robert Madden (1798-1886) was a medical doctor, a colonial administrator, a magistrate and a civil servant. He was a justice of the peace in Jamaica and was an abolitionist.
Scope And Content Dr Richard Robert Madden's correspondence and other papers relating to the history of the United Irishmen (incorporating MSS 1469-1471 which relate mainly to the Sheares brothers, Robert Emmet, Pamela Fitzgerald, and the Wexford courts martial. Also including the research notes of Luke Wadding).
The Madden collection is one of three important research collections in Trinity College relating to the insurrection of 1798. The other two are the Tone collection and the Sirr papers. Richard Robert Madden was a historian of the United Irishmen. In the course of his research into the organisation he gathered information from a wide range of sources, often by sending out questionnaires to descendants of those involved in the 1798 rebellion. Some of these questionnaires, with their answers, along with Madden's own notes and sometimes original manuscripts of United Irishmen now form part of the Madden papers in Trinity.
Document TCD MS 873.pdf
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Language English
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TCD MS 870*
MSS 3805-3808 papers of Theobald Wolfe Tone

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Public Note Helga Robinson Hammerstein, ed., Migrating scholars: lines of contact between Ireland and Bohemia, (Dublin: Navicula Press (Dept of Modern History and TCD Library, [1998]) p 102.
Antiquarian horology 26 no 1 (March 2001), p77 (for MS 873/763)
Mario Esposito has edition of Condorcet letter

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