Richard Robert Madden Papers

Repository: Trinity College Dublin

Identity Statement

TitleRichard Robert Madden Papers
Archive ReferenceIE TCD MS/873
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1760-1859
Extent Medium6 boxes


Creator(s): Madden, Richard Robert, 1798-1886, Surgeon and Author

  • Administrative 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.
  • Archival History ↴

  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Madden, Richard Robert, 1798-1886, Surgeon and Author ↴

    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.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged according to the order in which it was received

Conditions of Access & Use

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Conditions Governing ReproductionPlease contact for guidance
Creation Dates1760-1859
Extent Medium6 boxes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids An item-level list with index can be consulted in the reading room Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Publication NoteMigrating scholars: lines of contact between Ireland and Bohemia, edited by Helga Robinson Hammerstein, Dublin, Navicula Press (Dept of Modern History and TCD Library, 1998)

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteAdapted by Natalie Milne, 2014
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997. UK Archival Thesaurus (UKAT)
Date of Descriptions41699