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Richard Robert Madden Collection

Richard Robert Madden Collection

Physical Description

3,5 cm of textual records.


[ca 1830]-[ca 1855]

Biographical Sketch / Administrative 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.

Scope and Content

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.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Old accession numbers 259, 260


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the collection.

Retrieval Number




Madden, Richard Robert, 1798-1886
Slavery in Jamaica